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4 ways to stop ransomware from destroying your practice

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Don’t let this major IT threat take you hostage.

Ransomware is the biggest IT security threat out there for medical practices. When it strikes, your files are encrypted, locking you out of valuable patient information. Even if you have a backup, if it’s not done correctly, that could be encrypted, too. According to industry experts, recovery times can stretch from days to weeks, and unfortunately for some practices, ransomware may become a crippling blow that causes them to close their doors for good.

Here are 4 ways you can stop ransomware from destroying your practice.

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Jennifer N. Lee, MD, FAAFP
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