9 Safeguards to Avert Ransomware at Your Practice

April 12, 2016

Small practices can take steps to avoid being hit with ransomware. The key focus should be on implementing technical safeguards and working with staff.

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.To download a PDF of the slides click here.