Ransomware Attacks: What Medical Librarians Need to Know

On January 11, 2018, Hancock Health in Greenfield, Indiana experienced a ransomware attack on the hospital's information systems. The hackers used compromised account credentials to target a server located in the emergency IT backup facility. This caused havoc with critical information systems. The University of Vermont Health Network in Burlington, Vermont was attacked on October 8, 2020, with malware infecting hospital information systems.

In this webinar, Steve Long, CEO of Hancock Health, will talk about his experiences with mobilizing disaster response procedures.

Alice Stokes, Research and Education Librarian at the University of Vermont, will address ways that library services are impacted by ransomware attacks.

This webinar is part of the NNLM Information Access Webinar Series

Objectives:

Session Objectives:
1. Describe disaster response procedures to continue hospital operations.
2. Identify how ransomware attacks could impact library services.
3. Initiate plans for responding to ransomware attacks.

Class Details

Date(s): December 9, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Platform: Webex
CE Credits: 1.00
CE Categories: DIS Basic Level
Class Experience Level: Beginner
This is a National NNLM class.
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Class Contacts

Instructor: Margot Malachowski
Technical Assistance: Rebecca Brown