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8 ways to protect your data from hackers

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It’s impossible to guarantee your data will be safe, but there are best practices you can follow to reduce your chance of a hack or breach

Cyber criminals target healthcare organizations-even small practices-because their data contain patient names, birthdates, addresses, social security numbers, credit card numbers, and health insurance information. Whether the hackers use the information themselves or sell it to others on the black market, that’s all that’s needed to steal identities and commit fraud. That’s why healthcare data is more valuable even than credit card records.It’s impossible to guarantee your data will be safe, but there are best practices you can follow to reduce your chance of a hack or breach. Here are 8 ways to protect your practice’s data:

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