Ransomware and Data Extortion Group: Targeting Health Organizations

Ransomware attacks are among the most common ways cybercriminals coordinate attacks designed to obtain patient data. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, ransomware attacks more than doubled between 2020 and 2021 – from 158 in 2020 to 321 in 2021 – victimizing over 41 million individuals.

5 Benefits of Outsourcing Your Dental IT Services

Maintaining modern technology's demands and changing customer habits is tough. When it comes to IT, many dental practices have been left behind, constrained by the limitations of their in-house technology expertise and tight budgets. However, adopting newer, more efficient technologies streamline internal processes and improves cost control.

The Risks of End-of-Life (EOL) Technology in Your Dental Practice

Nothing lasts forever. Technology is at the forefront of an ever-evolving world, and with that comes innovation. Therefore, manufacturers must evolve as well. Updates, storage, features, and more play a role in a manufacturer creating new products and sunsetting older versions.

Two-Factor Authentication [2FA] for Dental Practices

Over 60% of data breaches can be traced to weak credentials. Employees reuse passwords or create ones that are easy to remember. Many employees add a number to their passwords and increment them each time they are forced to make a password change. These practices make it easy for hackers to gain access to a network.

How Your Employees Can Participate in Cybersecurity

As a small- to medium-sized business (SMB) owner, keeping your dental clinic’s valuable data safe should be a priority. Cybercriminals often target SMBs and healthcare organizations because compared to larger corporations, these entities often lack the technology and manpower to run an efficient cybersecurity system, making them easier to infiltrate.

Keeping Your Network Secure

Keeping Your Network Secure 
Modern dental practices are ever evolving and with that comes the dependence on IT systems. Practice management software - such as Dentrix, Eaglesoft, or Practiceworks – streamline processes and are a hub of vital patient information.

The Importance of Email Encryption for Dental Practices

Cybercriminals have many opportunities to intercept confidential data. But if your data is encrypted, it’s much more difficult for your data to be compromised – should a cybercriminal succeed in getting their hands on it.

As with any other healthcare provider, dental practices must comply with HIPAA and HITECH legislation – requiring that all communications be encrypted.

Top 5 Dental Software Solutions for Practice Management

In the modern healthcare industry, dental practice management software is essential to practice success. Using the right software, you can increase employee productivity, boost operational efficiency, and regain control over costs. Today, many dental practice applications are cloud-based, which means they are accessible from any device with an internet connection.

Improving Patient Experience With a Dental MSP

Every aspect of your practice affects patient care and the patient experience. The decisions you make about managing your dental IT solutions are patient-care decisions as much as they are business decisions.

However, dental IT requirements can overwhelm practices, especially in small and mid-sized organizations.

A Day in the Life of a Field Service Technician

Field engineers have busy schedules - with unforeseen occurrences happening every day. In this article, we’ll get answers from our field engineer, Victor Hanson, on what he encounters on a given day, and how technology can play a role in keeping him on track from the first appointment of the day to the very last - ensuring clients are well taken care of.

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