Lessons Learned From the Sky Lakes Medical Center Ransomware Attack of 2020
When Oregon’s Sky Lakes Medical Center discovered several of their computer systems were encrypted by ransomware in October 2020, they took immediate action to prevent further damage. State and local institutions are increasingly targeted by cyberattacks as criminals study such incidents and seek to replicate them. To share the lessons learned from this attack, the Mark O. Hatfield Center for Cybersecurity is hosting a virtual discussion on what mitigated the impact of the attack. Oregon’s community can come together in this space to prepare for future attacks, especially during a pandemic when patients’ lives are already vulnerable.
Moderated by Dr. Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, the discussion will feature John Gaede, Sky Lakes Medical Center’s Director of Information Services, as well as Art Ehuan, Vice President from The Crypsis Group cybersecurity service and Ron Buchanan, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the St. Charles Health System in Bend, Oregon.