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Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a risk for every industry but can be particularly concerning in the medical practice. Data breaches can cost a healthcare provider million each year. As the medical practice seeks to protect their patients' information from growing threats, we are going to look at the challenges and solutions the industry faces when it comes to cybersecurity.

The challenges - Ransomware and malware – This is what a cyber-criminal uses to shut down networks and devices. In 2017, 16 hospitals were shut down as a result of a ransomware attack, the same attack affected over 45,000 computers across 74 countries.

Fake websites - There are plenty of websites that have been made to seem reputable, but actually want access to private information. These websites are made to give off the illusion they are real, a key example being whether your website has an SSL certificate, you can identify this in your web address on a site by seeing HTTPS://.

Phishing – Emails are being sent out in their masses to get sensitive information from patients, it’s extremely important for security, alongside GDPR regulation that that any emails containing sensitive material and documentation should always be encrypted.

Employee errors – Medical practices have systems where each employee has their own password. These passwords can be weak, leaving a gap for cybercriminals to get in.

Data breaches in the practice of medicine are having a real financial impact each year. This is why medical organisations are taking these following steps to remain secure.

Establishing a culture of security – Training and education is given to staff so that everyone becomes responsible for protecting sensitive data.

Mobile devices are protected – Many health care practices use mobile devices for ease. These are now being encrypted to add an extra protective measure around patient data.

Stronger firewalls – Everything connected to the internet must have a firewall in place.

More control over access to protected information – Not everyone is being allowed to see everything as they have in the past. Now information is protected so access is only granted to those who truly need to see it.

More control over access to protected information – Not everyone is being allowed to see everything as they have in the past. Now information is protected so access is only granted to those who truly need to see it.

Invest in medical practice cyber security protection - We here at MidexPRO can offer you over 25 years of experience in protecting sensitive information in medical practices. To find out more about our services please visit https://midexpro.com/.

If you need more information on how to ensure your medical practice is digitally secure, get in touch with our team at MidexPRO today. You can do this by calling us on 0330 999 3399 or send us an email at Support@midexpro.com.

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