The Cybersecurity 202: A Nonprofit is Providing Free Ransomware Protection to Private U.S. Hospitals

March 2, 2021

The Washington Post

Ransomware attacks against hospitals have dramatically spiked during the coronavirus pandemic. The ransomware “epidemic,” as it was recently described by Homeland Security Department Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, has made the issue a key focus for both cybersecurity nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

As a part of the effort to combat the rise in attacks, nonprofit group Center for Internet Security (CIS) this month launched a free ransomware protection service for private U.S. hospitals.