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Hackers Target U.S. Hospitals: Advice to Stay Protected from APB Speaker Judy Smith

30 Mar 2016

Within the past month, several American hospitals' computer systems have been targeted by hackers and infected with ransomware. The virus, part of an alarming trend that shows no signs of slowing, is causing chaos and confusion in the healthcare world.

Methodist Hospital, an averaged-sized medical facility located in western Kentucky, was the latest to be hit when an email laced with ransomware managed to make it past the hospital's email spam filter. In a prepared statement, Methodist said, “no patient data or records were compromised.” The hospital is now coordinating with the FBI and the local Police Department.

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As cybercriminals continue to hack unsuspecting organizations, what can be done to stay protected and keep your reputation intact? Many organizational leaders are turning to crisis management expert and APB speaker Judy Smith. Through her firm, Smith & Company, she has become the go-to communications advisor for corporations (she handled the recent Sony breach), politicians, and celebrities seeking counsel in times of crisis. In her dynamic presentations, Smith arms companies with today’s best practices and strategies to survive any crisis or overcome any challenge they may face.

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