RYUK: Healthcare on Alert

As if the COVID-19 pandemic were not enough to worry about, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security have issued an unprecedented warning of an “imminent cybercrime threat to US hospitals and healthcare providers.”   Intelligence indicates that a Russian ransomware group known as UNC1878 is planning to deploy ransomware nicknamed “Ryuk” to more than…

Server Patching: Zerologon – Shrouded in Mystery

Good system security is based on good system management. But face it. Server patching can be every IT department’s nightmare. From the operating system to applications, server patching is never as simple as installing updates and performing a reboot. It’s time consuming, labor intensive, seemingly always risky, and it’s a detailed procedure made more complex…

Top 10 Healthcare M&A Deals of 2019

Consolidation. If interoperability was the buzzword for 2018, the continued consolidation of provider organizations took top billing in 2019. Hats off to law firm Baker McKenzie which predicted a rebound in merger and acquisition activity after West Virginia University Health System (“WVUHS”) announced agreements with the Summersville Regional Medical Center and acquisition of Jackson General…