ELKRIDGE, Md., May 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to an unprecedented increase in ransomware and data breach activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlantic Data Forensics, Inc., a leading provider of Digital Forensics/Incident Response (DFIR) services, announced that it will provide DFIR services at no cost to US-based healthcare organizations and first responders whose COVID-19 related patient care and other front-line systems have been compromised by cybercriminal activity.
During this time of disruption, emergency expansion, and resource limitation for healthcare providers dealing with the impact of COVID-19, cybercriminals have stepped up their attacks on those same providers through phishing and probing networks in an effort to profit from disabling hospital computer systems through ransomware, stealing patient healthcare data or furthering financial fraud schemes.
Recently the FBI reported through their Internet Crimes Complaint Center (IC3), that since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau has seen the number of incidents reported increase from 1,000 per day to upwards of 4,000. Likewise, Atlantic Data Forensics has responded to a significant increase of cybersecurity incidents due to increased cybercriminal activity during the pandemic.
"After looking at current cyber threat intelligence and our own surge in incident response activity, I realized the company could help by providing free services to not only our healthcare clients that are under increased attack, but to all healthcare organizations currently on the front lines of this battle," said Brian Dykstra, CEO of Atlantic Data Forensics. "I chose to present this offering to the healthcare community because, like many other people, I've been challenged in trying to find a way to contribute and directly assist health care professionals during this pandemic."
"As the CISO of Premise Health, we've have engaged with Atlantic Data Forensics as our partner for computer incident response and investigation work for many years. Their integrity and quality of delivery has them entrenched as one of our most valued partnerships. I know these folks both personally and professionally, and trust in their sincerity. I'm proud of fact that they are giving back so generously in these uncertain and vulnerable times for healthcare organizations."- Joey Johnson, CISO Premise Health.
Atlantic Data Forensics has a team of experienced, computer incident responders and computer forensic examiners that are the choice of many of the nation's largest businesses, law firms, government agencies and non-profit organizations.
If you would like more information about this topic, please call Patrick Wynn at (410) 540-9000 x110 or email [email protected].