Cyber experts hope CommonSpirit's crippling attack will spur hospitals to tighten defenses—and government to play offense

CommonSpirit Health continues to respond to and recover from a cyberattack that began in early October, which the health system is now classifying as a ransomware attack. | CommonSpirit Health is now classifying the cybersecurity incident still crippling IT systems over two weeks later as a ransomware attack. Cyber experts, including those from the American Hospital Association and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, assess what is known about the recent cyber breach of CommonSpirit Health, what hospitals can do to prepare and how the government can play offense.

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