Indian River County falls roughly in between West Palm Beach and Orlando, solidly in the Treasure Coast. Home to a variety of healthcare, educational, science, and governmental entities, technology plays a critical role in the operations of these modern organizations. This, in turn, makes it critical that a business is able to secure the support it needs to successfully operate.
Healthcare and IT technology have an interesting relationship. While IT naturally exists to help make an organization more efficient, more effective, and more competitive, the healthcare industry tends to see technology as more of a necessary evil. “Yes, we need computers, but they certainly seem to get in our way.”
We’re here to change that.
Last year, a tax collector in local Martin County was struck by ransomware distributed by a group known as Blackbyte. This attack managed to not only shut down the collector’s operations, but also limited the services that could be provided for weeks after the fact. Today, however, we wanted to focus more on how their public relations could have been handled better throughout the ordeal.
Medical devices and other connected hospital equipment, for all their benefits, have long been known to feature some serious vulnerabilities that often invite threats in. This was recently addressed in a warning published by the FBI. Let’s consider what the warning says about the risks these medical devices face, and what our neighbors here in Florida should do to protect their patients and practices.
If your organization requires reliable computers, then you need access to a professional who can provide consistent, technical support. There is a big difference between a local computer repair person and a professional who understands the finer details of a business network—compare it to asking the barista at your favorite coffee shop to cater your wedding.