Thirty or more years ago, a criminal would have had to physically broken into your practice to steal precious data, now just a few taps on a keyboard can gain them full access. So you’ll be forgiven in questioning the data security within cloud technology.
One of the big lures for a hacker is lucrative data which can be sold or ransomed. Patient data, financial data, even research data – everything a healthcare organisation may hold. Is your practice fully covered in case of a breach?
With a data breach potentially costing millions in fines and lawsuits, it’s easy to get caught up in the financial losses when managing your Cyber security. However, reputation damage can be just as serious – have you considered this?
According to a government report, 74% of businesses consider Cyber security a high priority, yet only 27% have formal policies in place. It’s time to manage your risks. It’s time to consider how you run your practice More than four in 10 businesses interviewed in the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018 reported a breach. Even…
With just a few short weeks until the GDPR officially comes into force, now is the last chance to make sure that your practice is compliant.
Worryingly, many organisations don’t understand the implications of the GDPR and are unsure how to comply. Misunderstanding and ignorance will not be an excuse for poor data practices and will not help you avoid huge fines (up to 4% of turnover or €20million, whichever is higher).
The healthcare sector has certainly learned the effects of a Cyber breach the hard way, in particular with the WannaCry attack earlier this year which led to ransomware infecting NHS, and many other businesses, networks.
No longer is Cyber crime just an issue for large corporations with flaws in their IT security. These companies have already stepped up their Cyber protection, which leaves hackers to target smaller businesses and practices that hold customer data, but are often behind in their digital security.
From phishing attacks to funds transfer fraud, Cyber attacks are becoming more frequent, and more sophisticated.