The Petya cyber attack that swept globally definitely seems to be much more than Ransomware. It is more about causing mass destruction of data rather than just a financial gain .
Various number of organizations have already been crippled due to Petya which occurred just a few weeks after the globe fought against the WannaCry attack.
The CIO believes that there’s already enough evidence that Petya’s focus on Ukraine was deliberate and the virus has been very good at quickly moving within networks.
IT as the soul guards of Information Security should be prepared to take up this evolving challenge at any point of time without any prior alert.
The CIO Mr. Aliasgar Bohari states that “We as part of healthcare domain are more than responsible as it is a matter of all factual data related to patient’s life and satisfaction.
Zulekha Hospitals has taken extra measures by going for a more advanced Security Management which includes having deep security system in place along with strictly abiding by
the ISO standards mentioned under 27001 for Security Management.
Total defense against such attacks is practically impossible, however we can prepare with disaster recovery measures and ensuring systems stay up-to-date along with having
strongly defined strategies for Business Continuity would aid in being at minimal risk and loss.”