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Microsoft, Google offer cybersecurity for rural hospitals

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REDMOND, Wash. (WBAY) – Microsoft and Google are offering free or discounted cybersecurity services to rural hospitals across the U.S.

It’s a bid to make them less vulnerable to cyberattacks that have disrupted patient care and threatened lives.

Microsoft says it will provide free security updates for eligible rural hospitals and security assessments and training for hospital staff.

Google will offer free cybersecurity advice to rural hospitals.

The government says the number of ransomware attacks against the U.S. health care sector increased 128% in 2023 compared to 2022.

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