Beating back ransomware: How hospitals, tech vendors and big pharma can help each other

Since they all face the same risks, it only makes sense that they share their defense strategies. U.S.-based pharmaceutical kingpin Merck was among many organizations affected June 27 by the Petya cyberattack, showing pharmaceutical giants are just as susceptible to attack as hospitals and health systems. The same goes for IT vendors, with Nuance experiencing service outages that lasted longer than two weeks as well as providers including Princeton Community Hospital in West Virginia, which had to replace computers after...