Outbreak – Ransomware Reporting Requirements In The Health Care Industry

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) recently released guidance on whether or not a ransomware attack constitutes a reportable health care data breach under federal law. The question of whether or not to disclose such a breach depends on what data an attacker gained access to and the likelihood that sensitive data was stolen in the commission of a ransomware attack. During this program The Crypsis Group’s Jason Rebholz and McDonald Hopkins attorney Dominic Paluzzi will:

  • Present an illustrative case study that demonstrates how a victim of a ransomware responded from both a technical and legal perspective
  • Discuss how the recent proliferation of ransomware is impacting healthcare organizations
  • Dissect the HHS issued guidance and what organizations need to do to determine disclosure requirements in the event of a ransomware attack
  • Review cautionary measures organizations can take to mitigate the likelihood of ransomware attacks.
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