Anticipating Cyber Attacks

Exercising practical paranoia includes anticipating attack and planning for collateral damage. Clinicians working in digitally-enabled workplaces should recognize that cyber attacks are both likely and likely to damage to one's practice, patients, finances and reputation.

The latest Alberta Medical Association newsletter includes a short piece about cyber attacks, emphasizing likely damages and making a case for cyber liability insurance. Categories of harm include theft of funds, theft of data, damage to data, recovery expenses, privacy breach fines and extortion. Worth a read and reflection:

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