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    6 steps to survive a ransomware attack

     

    6. Rock stars

    You need a few of these in your corner. Mine specifically were the folks at my practice management firm who went above and beyond in making sure the attack was quarantined, the temporary server was online, and our email was remotely set up with the virus scanners.

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    We also had a local company that came and retrieved the server the day after it was compromised, returning it by the end of the second day.

    Ultimately, we didn’t actually lose any patient files due to the attack. The ramifications of my mistake were thankfully limited to just a little stress and some extra money to fix it—we were lucky.

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