July 17, 2017

In this article, Jenner & Block Partner David P. Saunders and Special Counsel Heidi L. Wachs examine how ransomware attacks are prompting a reassessment of cybersecurity in the health care industry.  They also discuss how recent industry developments can improve these cybersecurity problems.  Mr. Saunders and Ms. Wachs explain how cyberattacks in the medical industry are spreading across the globe, affecting thousands of individuals, and examine the health care industry’s response to these threats.  The authors also offer elementary steps for companies to take to better defend against the next cyberattack.  “As evidenced by the numerous attacks in the past quarter, it is likely that the volume of cyber incidents will increase before it decreases,” they conclude.