Anne Genge of Alexio tells us that 96% of healthcare providers are concerned about how their staff are using personally identifying health information.
But, many healthcare providers and business owners don’t know what to do about it!
Can your staff protect you from a ransomware attack?
Yes, they can!
And it doesn’t have to be hard or expensive to do that.
Anne will help us to understand the cyber security risks that every healthcare practice in Canada is facing now and what you can do now to reduce your risk on Practice Management Nuggets For Your Healthcare Practice. Anne Genge, CEO of Alexio Corporation is my guest expert.
Anne Genge's #1 Tip to healthcare providers and practice managers
- Ransomware is the biggest threat to any digital environment
- Healthcare data is urgent – we need it to treat our patients.
- Cyber security awareness is very low among healthcare providers.
- Data loss often happens even when you can de-encrypt the data often resulting in 15% loss.
- Without proper remediation, repeat ransomware attacks can happen.
- Good backup insulate yourself from data loss, remediation costs, mandatory privacy breach reporting, loss of reputation, fines, and penalties.
- Intrusion detection and prevention software can alert users to potential problems, but sometimes, individual users’ behaviour continues to put the practice at risk.
- 90% -92% of successful breaches are facilitated by human error.
- IT focus on efficient workflow and communications between systems. Security professionals monitor access to ensure it is authorized and appropriate. Both roles is necessary in our digital practices.
- Think that IT has them covered and that ransomware won't happen to me!
- Not updating and monitoring computer systems with intrusion prevention/detection.
- Don't have a comprehensive backup of all of your data in at least 3 locations.
- Don't run backup restore tests regularly.
- Don't have a written mandatory cyber security awareness training plan.
- Don't have an independent cyber security risk assessment and management plan annually.
Take steps to prevent a ransomware attack – including cyber security education for your team, implement good IT systems, complete and comprehensive backup, and an annual cyber security risk assessment preventative digital IT health assessment.
Protect your investment today.
Featured Guest: Anne Genge
Anne Genge is a pioneer in protecting health data and those who use it. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional with a specialization in dentistry. Anne also holds certifications for HIPAA, Credit Card Security, Internet, and Network Security. Ransomware and data theft have changed the face of dentistry in the past decade meaning dentists need a new toolkit for protecting their practices.
With over 20 years of experience, Anne knows the challenges healthcare providers face with technology. She and her team at Alexio Corporation work with dental and medical professionals to minimize data risk and maximize patient care. As healthcare grows increasingly dependent on the digital environment, cyber-security becomes increasingly more difficult. Protection of patient data is not only law, it’s imperative for business success and reputation. Anne simplifies cyber-security for dentists and other healthcare providers and gives ‘real world’ strategies to protect patient information and the practice business.
Be sure to tune in to my interview with Anne Genge,
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