NACo Cyberattack Simulation: Medical Ransomware
Presented by the NACo County Tech Xchange and Professional Development Academy
The advent of technology in the healthcare sector has revolutionized patient care, but it has also brought forth unprecedented challenges, notably the growing threat of medical ransomware attacks. These malicious incursions not only disrupt healthcare services but also jeopardize patient data security and compromise the integrity of medical institutions. Understanding the intricacies and potential ramifications of such attacks is critical for effective mitigation and preparedness. This cyber simulation focuses on medical ransomware, aimed at comprehensively examining its impact on healthcare systems, especially as they relate to different local government relationships, such as jails and nursing homes. The simulation involves replicating realistic scenarios of ransomware infiltrations within medical environments, considering various attack vectors. The simulation aims to facilitate a deeper understanding of the complexities surrounding medical ransomware attacks and provide a platform for refining response strategies and enhancing resilience against such threats.
County Tech Xchange
The NACo County Tech Xchange is an online portal designed to connect county CIOs, IT Directors, CISOs, and other county IT leadership. This portal provides valuable resources in a central location that counties can use to improve their overall technology infrastructure.
County officials, members of Congress team up to support extension of Affordable Connectivity Program
Several members of Congress teamed up with county officials Tuesday, Feb. 13 at a Capitol Hill press conference to show their support for extending the Affordable Connectivity Program, which provides internet access to more than 23 million households across the country.
Evan Feinman, who is charged with leading the $42.5 billion Broadband, Equity and Deployment (BEAD) program, led county officials through the application process during the Telecommunications & Technology Policy Steering Committee meeting.
The committee’s trip included a visit to several major technology corporations, including Microsoft, Google, Salesforce, Amazon Web Services and Adobe’s DocuSign.
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