National Guard cybersecurity team deployed to UVM Health: 4 details

The health system reported systemwide IT blackouts as an outcome of a cyberattack on Oct. 29. The health systems efforts to restore IT systems are ongoing and the Vermont Army National Guards Combined Cyber Response Team will review thousands of end-user computer systems and gadgets to guarantee they do not have malware or other viruses.
Outpatient labs closed on Nov. 4 since of the IT system interruption.

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott sent out a Vermont Army National Guard cybersecurity system to University of Vermont Medical Center on Nov. 4 to accelerate the hospitals healing from a cyberattack, according to a news release from the governors office.
4 details:
1. The health system reported systemwide IT failures as an outcome of a cyberattack on Oct. 29. The health systems efforts to restore IT systems are continuous and the Vermont Army National Guards Combined Cyber Response Team will review countless end-user computers and devices to guarantee they dont have malware or other viruses.
2. The health systems EHR and patient portal were taken offline, and some appointments have actually been postponed. Outpatient labs closed on Nov. 4 due to the fact that of the IT system failure.
3. UVM Healths IT group is working to ensure the systems are safe and not polluted with malware; the National Guard is including an “extra set of hands” for the work, UVM Medical Center representative Annie Mackin informed VT Digger.
4. The National Guard will stay at the medical facility until a minimum of Nov. 8, and their stay could be extended, according to VT Digger.

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