The recent ransomware attacks on Ontario hospitals serve as a wake-up call for everyone. Beyond the immediate financial implications, the release of patient data on the dark web highlights the far-reaching consequences of a cybersecurity breach. Cybersecurity is not just an IT concern but a matter of public health and trust, Rebuilding trust with patients will take time.

As we reflect on these incidents, let’s delve into some critical questions. What do you do when your internet or systems are totally down? In a world where many systems require constant connectivity, the vulnerability during downtime becomes apparent. It’s reminiscent of the time when Rogers Internet faced an outage, rendering several services, including some banking operations, temporarily unavailable.

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“The crash, which started on July 8, 2022, shut down critical phone and internet services — from government and business offices to Interac purchasing and, most notably, for emergency services.”

security hospital data breachAdditionally, consider this: What is your recovery uptime if you go down? The downtime experienced by the affected hospitals in Ontario serves as a stark reminder of the importance of having a robust recovery plan in place. As organizations grapple with the aftermath of cyber attacks, evaluating and enhancing their recovery time objectives becomes imperative.

As we reflect on these incidents, we are reminded that Organizations must remain proactive in their efforts to secure data and prevent cyber threats with vigilance and preparedness.

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