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Campbell County Health network and services affected by a ransomware attack.

On September 20, 2019, Campbell County Health (CCH), a healthcare system in Gillette, Wyoming, announced that its network has fallen victim to a ransomware attack. All the computers in the network are inaccessible; services such as inpatient admissions, radiology exams and procedures, and surgeries have also been disrupted.

The aftermath.

Steve Crichton, vice president of plant and facilities for CCH, said that CCH is moving its patients to its other hospitals in Casper, Sheridan, and Rapid City, South Dakota until its services are restored. CCH has hired third-party cybersecurity experts to investigate the incident, and the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the governors’ office have all been informed. The cybersecurity team is currently evaluating the damage and is in the process of restoring the systems. So far, there has been no evidence of the patients’ data being stolen.

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How ManageEngine can help.

Investing in a ransomware detection tool helps you detect and respond to ransomware attacks in real time to minimize the impact on your organization. Here are some best practices DataSecurity Plus can help you implement to handle ransomware attacks.

  • Detect ransomware with real-time mass access alerts. Monitor the frequency of file modifications by a user, and issue alerts whenever the number of modifications crosses a threshold within a specified time.
  • Quarantine ransomware and shut down infected devices with a customizable and automated response system. Set automated alert responses through the execution of a batch file to respond to mass access alerts.
  • View in-depth details of events for further investigation. Generate customizable, audit-ready reports on all file-related changes, access attempts, and share permissions.

ManageEngine DataSecurity Plus performs all of these best practices, and can automatically identify and mitigate ransomware threats. 

Learn more about the eight best practices that can help you avoid cyberattacks and protect your organization. Start your free, 30-day trial of DataSecurity Plus today.

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