Ransomware: How we can climb out of this mess

Healthcare security experts argue that hospitals must ensure high availability of medical devices and IT systems with practices that resemble preventing and treating disease. Because ransomware is a symptom rather than the problem. Computer malware seriously disrupted the continuity of clinical operations when WannaCry struck. The Department of Homeland Security began issuing warnings of ransomware vulnerabilities affecting dozens of medical products ranging from radiation oncology and mobile x­rays to ultrasound and anesthesia. Saved by a curious 22­year­old who spent $11...