Office of the Chief Information Security Officer

October 31, 2020

Ransomware attacks target healthcare

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have warned of an “increased and imminent threat” of ransomware to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers. Their 10/28 alert and a Ransomware Guide, including best practices, is linked below along with UW Office of the CISO education and awareness materials.

CISA Resources:

CISA Alert (AA20-302-A) Ransomware Activity Targeting the Healthcare and Public Health Sector

CISA and MS-ISAC Ransomware Guide

Office of the CISO Resources:

Ransomware infographic

Malware and Ransomware Risk Advisory

Emotet Malware online training

Emotet Report

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