You’re hired: Best practices for hiring security officers in the healthcare setting (June 2011 issue)
On March 22, Jesse William McGraw, a former contract night shift security guard at W.B. Carrell Memorial
Clinic in Dallas, was sentenced to 110 months in federal prison. McGraw had been found guilty of hacking into the hospital’s computer system and installing malware with the intent to launch attacks on multiple computers, including the hospital’s HVAC system, and computers with confidential patient
information, according to news reports.
McGraw admitted to using a password cracker to install code that would allow him to remotely access systems and launch distributed denial of service attacks. As self-proclaimed head of the hacker group Electronik Tribulation Army, McGraw admitted to authorities that he intended to attack sites of rival hacker groups.
Although this is a rare, isolated incident, McGraw’s actions and his subsequent sentencing speak to the importance of due diligence when hiring security officers at your hospital.
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