How is Campbell Responding?
In response to the PHI ransomware attack, in addition to contracting a third-party forensic firm, Campbell notified the FBI of the incident. They have also started to notify individuals that were affected by the breach.
In Campbell’s press release they stated, “As part of our ongoing commitment to the privacy of personal information in our care, we are reviewing our existing policies and procedures, and are working to implement additional safeguards to further secure our information systems. As an added precaution, we are also offering twenty-four (24) months of complimentary access to credit monitoring, fraud consultation, and identity theft restoration services to individuals whose Social Security numbers or the equivalent were accessible as a result of this event.”
How to Prevent PHI Ransomware Attacks
With the spike in PHI ransomware attacks over the last year, it is important to take steps to improve your organization’s cybersecurity.
Key factors that contribute to a healthcare organization’s overall cybersecurity posture include: