Enhance cybersecurity awareness and survivability for DoD, industry partners, and academia in the face of the ever-increasing threat of cyber attacks. Cybersecurity (CS) includes managing risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information and the systems and processes used for those purposes, including analog and physical form. CS includes information availability, identification and authentication, confidentiality, integrity, and non-repudiation as well as the economic considerations with respect to selection of CS techniques, CS processes, and industry trends.
New Jersey Hospital Faces Lawsuit Over Ransomware Attack
The Hackensack Meridian Health hospital network was infected by a rnasomware attack in early December, causing a shutdown of 17 urgent care facilities as well as hospitals and nursing homes. An undisclosed amount was paid to the threat actors to retrieve the locked data.
Two plaintiffs have filed a class action lawsuit claiming that Hackensack Meridian Health used reckless internet policies that compromised patient data. Among the damages sought in the lawsuit is annual data security audits.
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