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.
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).
On January 30, Jed Davis will speak at The Knowledge Group Webcast, "Best Strategies in Protecting Your Firm Against Hackers: What Hackers Can and Cannot Do?"
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Nurses Hit Hardest by Medicare and Medicaid Exclusions," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Fraud Report.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Health-Care Watchdog to Review Medicaid Opioid Claims," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Medicare Releases Drug, Device Open Payments Data," published in Bloomberg BNA's Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Anthem Class Suit Highlights Data Breach Risks," published in Bloomberg BNA's Privacy Law Watch.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "HHS Offers Health-Care Companies Cyberattack Response Checklist," published in Bloomberg BNA's Privacy Law Watch.