Scripps Health patients frustrated after May 1 cyber attack

Scripps Health patients frustrated after May 1 cyber attack

Cyberattacks are up, in fact security experts said 66% of health care companies cannot meet the minimum security standard defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.“The problem is we have an industry with a rapidly growing technical debt,” said Caleb Barlow, CEO, Cynergistek. “Its not that they arent investing in security, they are, they just arent investing fast enough to keep up with an ever moving adversary.“Barlow’s company, Cynergistek, works with healthcare systems before and after a cyber-attack happens. An HHS report on healthcare security listed the vulnerabilities in hospitals. They named networks without tight controls, how records are disposed of, the use of personal devices and working from home.Too often you dont see multi factor authentication in place. Many of us are familiar with that where you log in with a password, but you also have to get a challenger response on your phone,” said Barlow.That extra step can keep cyber criminals out of the network. Scripps Health is saying very little about its security measures and only issued a written statement saying the network outage was caused by malware. But they havent said how that happened.CBS 8 has learned that the cyber attack took all Scripps hospitals out of the emergency medical response system on May 2 when a boat capsized off Point Loma.Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla was the closest trauma center to the incident, yet patients were sent to other area hospitals.Its the kind of disruption cyber criminals want.Its always unsettling, when you hear your security has been breached, because you dont know what information they might use it,” said Lisa Kendall, patient.Kendalls daughters appointment was cancelled and like so many others, shes forced to reschedule it. But the lack of information from Scripps Health is leaving many with questions.I dont know what to do about it, other than just make sure Im following my credit monitoring apps and make sure no one is trying to get our information, but I feel helpless” said Kendall.WATCH: Scripps Health hack forcing appointments to be canceled and moreRelated ArticlesScripps Health hack forcing appointments to be canceled and moreCalifornia hospitals given leeway to use last resort staffing waivers, analysis showsSome patients from deadly Imperial County crash treated in San DiegoAd Unmuteby TaboolaSponsored LinksYou May LikeForget the 30yr mortgage if you owe less than $356K. (Do this instead)LowerMyBills NMLS#167283; 33064 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryWhy not switch to a 15-Year Mortgage if you owe less than $356K? (Evaluate options.)Quicken Loans NMLS#3030Best Cash Back Credit Cards of 2021NerdWalletLove Your Dog? Get a Coupon for BLUE Pet FoodBlue Buffalo

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