FBI Urges Hospitals To Work With Feds On Cyber Plans Amid Rising Attacks

By Bridget Early / April 27, 2022 at 5:15 PM
Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director Paul Abbate on Tuesday (April 26) urged hospitals and providers to develop formal cyber response plans in partnership with their local FBI bureau, and a day later U.S. cybersecurity officials issued another joint warning with regulators in allied countries as Russian cyberattacks on critical infrastructure increase. Abbate told hospitals that cyberattacks are a direct threat to human life, as they have degraded life-saving medical technologies, leading to misdiagnoses and canceled surgeries, in addition to...

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