A misconception exists between compliance and security, and it causes problems for many clinics. Unfortunately, the definitions of these two essential components become easily confused, and while both are essential for protecting sensitive data, failing to understand the differences between the two can be a costly mistake that puts your clinic at risk.
Ransomware is a booming business, and cyber attacks in healthcare are on the rise. In 2017, ransomware attacks grew threefold, and the FBI estimates ransomware is a $5Billion industry globally.
Weak passwords are the easiest way for cyber attackers to penetrate your clinic network. Widely available online tools such as lists of the most used passwords and even the dictionary aid hackers in their attempts to steal precious patient information. Much of the old wisdom we were taught about passwords in years past doesn’t hold up against modern hacker tools and tricks. These password tips will help you lock down your clinic with strong passwords.