How to Protect Your Patient Information from Cyber Attacks
Could your practice be shut down by a cyber attack? Do you want to wait and find out?
Did you know that more than 30,000 websites are hacked every day, or one every 39 seconds. With the average total cost of a data breach increased from $3.86 million to $4.24 million in 2021.
Sure, cyberattackers focus on doing the most amount of damage and extracting ransoms from large companies. But that doesn’t mean your practice is by any means safe.
The wackos who do cyber attacks know that, so instead of trying to break into Fort Knox, they go after the businesses that aren’t protected, that don’t have basic security in place. Which could be YOUR audiology practice.
Most medical practices don’t have the updated security steps in place to keep their patients’ private healthcare information secure…and this can cost you big bucks.
Increased attacks on healthcare institutions show the need for greater cybersecurity. The U.S Department of Health and Human Services showed “that almost every month last year, more than 1 million people were affected by data breaches at health-care organizations.”
HIPAA fines start in the thousands and can go up to 1.5 million per incident. Not to mention the damage to your professional reputation and practice revenue due to a loss of patient trust as well as negative patient reviews online.
Discover the 7 steps you can do right now to make your practice more secure. Watch the clip below.
In it we reveal:
- The biggest threat to audiology and ENT practices
- The mistake that can cost you tens of thousands of dollars a day in fines
- What HIPAA requires you have on hand at all times
- 3 things that should trigger you to review your cybersecurity ASAP
- 4 tip-offs that you’ve been hacked
Watch the full video on what you need to know to protect your patient data.
Plus, you’ll get access to 10 Trends in Cybersecurity Behavior Across Audiology Private Practice: Find out if your practice is safe.