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5 Ways to Help Protect Your Medical Practice from Cybercrime

5 Ways to Help Protect Your Medical Practice from Cybercrime

Looking to protect your medical practice from ransomware and other cyber threats?

The health care industry is a big target for cyber criminals.

Why is this?

Clinics, hospitals, and health-care providers are treasure troves for hackers. Personal information, sensitive data, and financial information are there for the taking for those who are patient and cunning. And cyber criminals are extremely patient and cunning.

To compound matters during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. And European medical providers have seen a surge of attacks. Cyber criminals are opportunists, and they are ready to take advantage of any situation where you might be compromised. The pandemic has certainly compromised many.

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint website has logged millions in complaints.

With the rise in attacks, and some workers working remotely, owners and managers need to stay especially vigilant. Here are five tips that help can help you protect your medical practice from cybercrime.

1. Layer your defenses

One of the best ways to protect your data is by layering your network defenses. Because there is no single piece of hardware or software that will prevent all the numerous threats out there, building up layers can make it much harder for determined criminals to breach your defenses.

2. Educate your staff

You can’t defend against what you don’t know. It’s important you and your staff are aware of the types of cyber attacks that are being made. Know about social engineering, business email compromise, and ransomware and the various malware that can cripple your systems or even take you out o