Health care’s reliance on tech could be prime hacking target

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Knowing health care’s reliance on technology makes them a prime target for these cyber criminals.

Tim Weber is a cyber-security expert. He says medical facilities need to react fast if they’re attacked, but the real work has to happen before to prevent hackers from doing their dirty work. That means taking a 360 approach and keeping systems updated.

While Weber never recommends paying off the hackers so organizations can regain control of their information, he recognizes it’s a business decision. However, it may be illegal in the weeks ahead as the feds are looking at those payoffs as supporting terrorism.

NewsChannel 13’s Benita Zahn reached out to local hospitals to see what they’re doing, but none responded, perhaps worried about tipping their hand to the criminals.

Learn more about why Weber says none of these measures will work without also training employees by watching the video of Benita Zahn’s story.