Ransomware Spares No Facility


Donald Wickelgren


Aug 17, 2021


The headlines are focused on hospitals and critical care facilities because the impact is immediate and... well, critical. The reality is that ransomware often has a bit of random bad luck associated with it, depending on an unfortunate person clicking on a link to trigger the infection.

I don't think it's inevitable that everyone will someday be infected. It's like a reverse lottery you don't want to win. There are steps and investments that lower your odds. In this case, being proactive is better. It's like giving healthy lifestyle advice to patients. Don't smoke, drink in moderation, have a healthy diet, exercise, and a strong social network. Odds are they will live a longer, healthier, happier life.

Donald Wickelgren

Don Wicklegren is Xilium's founder. He is a technologist by profession who started his career pre-internet in remote medical technology and learning. He has worked in both small and large corporations with world-wide remote staff and became a part of the team who developed the first commercial internet. As an entrepreneur, he started his first technology company in 2001. In Xilium, he focuses on innovating solutions for the US healthcare system.

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