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December 06, 2022   

How Health Care Professionals Can Limit Their Liability Following a Cyber Attack

This Briefing is brought to you by AHLA’s Health Care Liability and Litigation Practice Group.
  • December 06, 2022
  • Iliana L. Peters , Polsinelli PC
  • Kayleigh S. Shuler , Polsinelli PC

In the past year, health care organizations throughout the country grappled with unprecedented levels of cyberattacks, including the legal, regulatory, monetary, and reputational fallout that follow successful attacks. Cybercriminals are constantly looking for ways to bypass security controls, exploit human error, and, in the case of ransomware, cause sufficient havoc to extort a ransom payment, sometimes in the millions of dollars. All of this means that even organizations with comprehensive cybersecurity programs and robust prevention tools can fall victim to cybercriminals. In the unfortunate event that a health care organization finds itself the victim of an attack, this briefing sets forth some of the considerations that should be top of mind throughout the process of containing and responding to such an incident, with a specific focus on one of the most prevalent forms of attack: ransomware.


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