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9 Safeguards to Avert Ransomware at Your Practice

9 Safeguards to Avert Ransomware at Your Practice

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Medical practices are an attractive target for ransomware due to their reliance on relatively new EHR systems and the urgency of healthcare. No matter what size your practice is, it's vitally important to safeguard your data.

Ransomware works by using phishing tactics to infect your computers; encryption to lock up your data with a "key" known only to the bad guys; and using untraceable Bitcoin electronic currency. Here are nine ways you can protect your data.

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Comments

Thank you for providing this information. I found it useful and thought provoking.

Diane @

True, but I can still run my practice and don't have to pay a criminal so I can get back to work.

k @

Well you don't need an EHR to get hacked. All you need is a computer and an Internet connection. That's like saying I don't have credit card so I don't have to spend time reading about credit card fraud. But you have a social security number.

Rich @

I don't have EMR so I don't have to spend my valuable time reading crap like this!
Well worth the 2% penalty.
Too bad physicians can't unite to prevent this stuff from being crammed down our collective throats.

k @

I don't have EMR so I don't have to spend my valuable time reading crap like this!
Well worth the 2% penalty.
Too bad physicians can't unite to prevent this stuff from being crammed down our collective throats.

k @

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