Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "U.K. Hospital Ransomware Attacks Show Need for Software Updates," published in Bloomberg BNA's Privacy Law Watch. The article discussed last week's ransomware attacks that hit hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide and crippled more than 16 British hospitals. Fader told Bloomberg BNA the attacks highlighted the need for healthcare organizations to take immediate steps to protect their computer systems. The WannaCry virus exploited a flaw in Microsoft Windows that Microsoft discovered and patched in an update in March, but organizations and individuals that run older versions of Windows and aren't current with their updates are at risk, he said. "Probably the only way to protect the organization is to ensure that no one clicks on an email attachment [containing malware], but it's difficult to achieve a 100 percent education of your workforce when the malware rides on what looks like an email from the recipient's friend," Fader said. He told Bloomberg BNA that Day Pitney's IT department circulated an e-mail on May 15 reiterating the warning that employees shouldn't click on any attachments they're not expecting, and every organization should do the same. Ongoing education and reinforcement is critical, Fader warned, because even smart people can slip up and accidentally click on an attachment containing malware.
Susan Huntington will be one of the featured speakers during the Second Annual Cohen Veterans Care Summit, September 27-28.
Last Thursday, Senate Republicans unveiled the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, a bill that, if enacted, would make sweeping changes to the current system of federal healthcare taxes and subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Eric Fader authored a chapter in the 2017 edition of Westlaw's "Data Security and Privacy Law" treatise, published by Thomson Reuters.
Steven A. Cash, Benjamin H. Nissim and David Forscey, policy analyst for the Homeland Security & Public Safety Division of the National Governors Association, co-authored an article, "Cybersecurity Is The Next Frontier Of State Regulation," for Law360.
On March 15, Eric Fader will be presenting a live webinar, "Navigating Legal Issues in Neuromonitoring," for The American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM).
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Is the Federal Insurance Exchange Secure?," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Cybersecurity Costs Could Prompt Future Hospital Mergers," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health IT Law & Industry Report.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Electronic Health Records Rise Above Harvey's Floodwaters," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article. "Cyber Risks Mounting for Networked Medical Devices," published in Bloomberg BNA's Medical Devices Law & Industry Report.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Wellmark's Iowa ACA Exchange Exit Prompts Civil Rights Complaint," published in Bloomberg BNA's Privacy Law Watch.