I’ve been told that during presentations that I do for dental societies, study groups, and practices, the portions that stick with audience members the most are those where I delve into real world examples of Information Security failures. So in the spirit of good stories with a learning (what not to do) component. I will share some experiences from the past month’s risk assessments and penetration tests.
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Social Media Security or lack of it can be a major resource for hackers. Criminals that want your data (and money) are like water. When in motion they will take the path of least resistance. That is not to say hackers are lazy, but more to the point is that hackers and other information criminals […] Continue reading →
An often overlooked area in data security is Physical Security. In the eyes of the government auditor (or attorney) it does not matter if the patients ePHI is stolen by a group of extremely savvy Russian hackers, or someone walks into the practice and steals a laptop or backup device, if effect either is a […] Continue reading →
Unless you like frustration, you probably don’t handle all of your organizations IT work. Most likely you have either a dedicated IT person/s or use an outside vendor. Most small business’s operate in this manner including healthcare practices, and there is nothing wrong with these support models. You should be sure however; that whoever is […] Continue reading →
Active Shooter? It seems we hear this in the news several times every year. Many times it is a false alarm, but too frequently it is all too real. What do active shooters over the past three decades have in common? some were being seen for mental health issues or were on antipsychotics or […] Continue reading →