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Practice tip of the week: Email Phishing: How to protect your practice


Your weekly dose of wisdom from the Physicians Practice experts.

With all the useful information available on Physicians Practice, it is easy to become overwhelmed.

With this in mind, the tip of the week is a chance to reflect on some of the wisdom found all across the site. In an April 2021 story how to protect your practice from email phishing attempts, Hoala Greevy writes the following:

“Despite large investments in security, email fraud continues to rise. Cybercriminals are growing more advanced, and attacks are evading traditional security tools.

Taking a multilayer approach to cybersecurity, and protecting your most attacked employees, will significantly reduce risk and allow your institution to focus on patient care:

  • Email authentication: Domain-Based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance, or DMARC, blocks all impostor attacks that spoof trusted domains.
  • Domain monitoring: Automatically identify and flag potentially risky domains that were recently registered by fraudsters.
  • Security awareness training: Teach employees how to recognize and report cybersecurity threats.
  • Block domain name spoofing emails: Employ an inbound email security protocol which blocks domain name spoofing emails from reaching the inbox in the first place.”

Be sure to come back next week for another Tip of the Week!

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