Experts recommend regularly updating virus scanners and firewalls.
Furthermore, Adobe Reader, Flash, Java and Word macros should be uninstalled or disabled.
There are various alternatives to Adobe Reader that do not respond to the attacks.
According to a DRG (German Society of Radiology) recommendation, an embedded viewer on a DICOM CD should not be launched. Instead, it is recommended to import the DICOM images directly into your current viewer.
It is vital back-ups of file servers and database are stored physically separate, otherwise these back-ups will also fall victim to malicious encryption.
Secure PACS integration of Mac-Based Systems
Because of the vulnerability of Windows systems, aycan has specialized in Apple and Linux systems. aycan assists its customers with the integration of Mac-based systems in a Windows environment, as well as helping them to change PACS. In addition to the decisive safety aspect, it also requires much less system support, which is considered a strong, sustained argument for cost reduction in IT. aycan supports its customers with extensive experience and personal service and support.