It may come as a shock to you to understand that the healthcare sector is the primary target sector for Cyber attacks. With sensitive information on patient’s medical history and general health, Cyber criminals know that if they obtain this type of data then it will be highly profitable for them.
Attacks of this nature in the healthcare industry are becoming more regular, and more severe, than any other market sector.
We all hear about Cyber attacks of the largest scale when the make the headline news, however, even small, family run businesses are at risk. These proficient hackers are not selective about who they target as such; if there is an opportunity on any scale, they are likely going to take it.
If you have protection technology and software then it’s a starting point, although don’t think that this will be enough to protect your practice data and systems.
It is now essential that you also protect your practice and business, financially, if something on this nature does occur.