5 Security issues to look out for

Cybersecurity in the dental industry is a constant battle, but there are significant steps you can take to keep your IT defenses strong and effective, one of which is to increase your knowledge of security threats. Here are five common ways your practice systems can be infiltrated.

What is the importance of zero trust in your dental practice?

Dental clinics store and handle a huge amount of sensitive patient data called protected health information (PHI). PHI is any information that identifies a specific patient, which includes:

Date of birth
Residential address
Email address
Phone number
Medical history
Insurance information
Laboratory tests and results
Mental health condition

Cybercriminals and malicious insiders looking to make easy money steal PHI to sell it on the dark web, extort money from their victims, and commit fraud.

Better internet security: Easy as 1, 2, 3

The internet is not such a bad place to be in — for as long as website owners do their share in keeping it safe for their visitors. Here are three tips to do exactly just that. Tip 1: Use HTTPS Short for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, HTTPS indicates that a website has an extra […]

Cybersecurity trends to watch out for in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an intense impact on the global economy and healthcare system — including the dental industry. In the early days of the pandemic, dental offices were forced to close except for emergency procedures, while other businesses quickly shifted to a work from home setting to continue their operations.

Fix these security flaws now

As dental practices have become more reliant on technology, they’ve also become a prime target of cybercriminals. If you want to protect your organization from cyberattacks, make sure your cybersecurity system doesn’t have the following flaws. Open wireless networks With just one main internet line and a couple of wireless routers, an entire office can […]

Protecting your dental clinic from business email compromise attacks

Businesses around the globe, including those in the dental industry, felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some companies were forced to shut down, while others switched to a work from home setup to keep their operations afloat. Dental clinics, however, didn't have a choice but to temporarily halt their operations to prevent staff and patients from being infected.

Two-step and two-factor authentication: What’s the difference?

Every practice should have a strong cybersecurity posture to keep cybercriminals from infiltrating their network. One way to do this is by implementing a strict authentication process using two-step or two-factor authentication. These two processes are so similar that many confuse one with the other.

Signs your dental clinic is about to be hit by a ransomware attack

The evolution of dental technology has improved the way dental clinics operate. Practice management software streamlines processes such as billing, patient scheduling, and reporting, while 3D imaging and laser dentistry provide patients with more accurate diagnoses and better treatment options.

Your Practice’s Cybersecurity Needs an MSP

With the prevalence of cyberattacks in the health care industry these days, practices cannot afford to relegate cybersecurity to the bottom of their budget priorities. When it comes to cybersecurity, even small practices should partner with a managed IT services provider (MSP). Here’s why it’s crucial to partner with an MSP that can implement robust […]

Here’s why you need a VPN and how to choose one

Installing antivirus software and using strong passwords are no longer considered the bare minimum in cybersecurity. With your online activities transparent to internet service providers, third parties, and hackers alike, it’s important to keep your information secure and private by using a virtual private network (VPN). Here’s why.

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