As one of the UKs leading Cloud based practice management software providers for the medical sector MidexPRO make it a priority to ensure the security of the data held on our servers.
Hackers carry out cyber-attacks daily and no business is off limits. Most of us will have had experience of a Phishing email or viruses sent in the hope of that all-important click, that gives a hacker access.
We have become more aware of the potential risks and of course, aim to avoid being a victim of such an attack.
With the knowledge that attacks are likely to happen, we all remain on high alert and offer advice based on Cyber Essentials recommended guidance.
Adding a defence to your software against an online attack is to install an anti-virus software like Windows Defender or other similar versions to slow down an attack.
When using MidexPRO, we always recommend Users use the Multi-Factor Authentication tool available to them. Using this extra level of security is highly recommended by Cyber Essentials and is something we encourage MidexPRO Users to use.
How does ‘Multi-Factor Authentication’ work? Once enabled, ahead of access, MidexPRO software sends a code via email to the registered User on the Account to input prior to entry.
This combined with the individual Access information known only to the User, makes any hack, even more difficult. Very easy to switch on and completely FREE contact email@example.com to enable this feature.
Cyber Essentials also offer advice on the need to toughen up on passwords too.
They suggest a combination of three random words as a password. We highlighted this change in thinking last year but is becoming more and more widespread. By making passwords longer and stronger to fend off an unwanted successful access, the impact to cyber-attacks is reduced.
Don’t worry… they don’t need to be so obscure that you can’t remember them each time and end up having to click, ‘I’ve Forgotten my Password’ each day, but encouraging you use words that mean something to you. Steering away from names of family members of course.
Using words linked together with capital letters or numbers, will make it even harder to gain access by a hacker but, is a password that can be easily remembered:
For example, ‘FridayCakeNumber2’
I love Friday, eating cake and my favourite number is 2.
Note, the use of Capital letters to make it even harder to guess and I’ve added a number too.
You could use your favourite smells, tipple, animal, or clothing for ease in remembering: the combination options are vast, and this is the reasoning behind the guide.
Whatever you decide, please do remember to make your password difficult to guess. Password123 is not longer an option!
When you come to reset a password, try this new way of thinking, and join the many people who are using three random words as a password and actively, making hacking data more difficult.
MidexPRO is the definitive medical practice management system that can facilitate your Clinical needs whatever your speciality may be.
PS – To any hackers, the example password is not my password… Caroline 😊