From phishing to malware, these are the security risks you need to guard against.
Hackers have advanced well beyond scams involving a Nigerian prince. Now, they are more likely to be part of professional criminal organizations with substantial resources.
Consequently, medical practices face more cyber risks than ever before. Here are the five biggest cybersecurity threats to guard against.
Spear phishing attacks
Example: Hackers might discover that a medical practice is doing business with a certain supplier and research the names of accounts payable personnel from that company. They then create emails that appear to be coming from specific people from the company and may reference specific projects to add legitimacy. These emails usually request payments, login information or for the user to click on a link that will compromise their computer.
Poor password management
How to defend your practice
Experts say practices must be vigilant in guarding against hackers, and understand that it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when an attack happens. So physicians should: