Cyber Attacks On Physician Practices

We commonly hear about cyber security attacks on large national companies, however, smaller main stream companies are also a target.  And healthcare information (payment card information and personal identity information) is among the most desirable and profitable targets of cyber criminals and hackers.  Small and mid-sized businesses often lack access to cyber security expertise, thereby, making them easier targets.  Here’s an example of an attack that occurred right in our own backyard as described in The Mercury News on August 5,2016 by Richard Halstead and Marin Independent Journal click here

It reminds me that we need to remind our physicians of the valuable data they hold and that they should work with their insurance carriers that provide Cyber Insurance before an event takes place by helping provide them with advice and risk management tools to help secure their systems and ultimately provide them with coverage in the event of a data breach.  
 
 

Comments

Got something to say? Join the discussion ยป

Leave a Reply

 [Quick Submit with Ctrl+Enter]

Remember my details
Notify me of followup comments via e-mail

  1. Re: Telemedicine and Medical Malpractice Insurance

    Google

    -- Hayley Laffer

  2. Re: Clinical Research Liability

    I am starting a Clinical Research site in Philadelphia and am interested in learning more about a policy...

    -- Takoda Roland

  3. Re: When you might need another one or two medical malpractice insurance policies.

    My colleagues were searching for NC SF 521 several days ago and learned about an online platform that...

    -- pauletta walker

  4. Re: Clinical Research Liability

    Hello. I am establishing a new human clinical trial site in New York State and would like a quote for...

    -- Lisa

  5. Re: Who Can Perform Liposuction Surgery?

    It is meaningful information. Thank for your posting. I hope to see more than that. http://www.liposuctionguru...

    -- liposuction surgery

  6. Re: Did you know: That There is a Medical Expert Witness Directory?

    Infections of a new strain (genotype) of CMV, EBV that caused skin burning pain on lower body, buttocks...

    -- Rocky

  7. Re: Medical Director responsible for more than intended by the office work.

    My business partners were requiring a form several days ago and saw a great service that has a ton of...

    -- Dee

  8. Re: Employment practices liability insurance explained:

    Hi TATYANA ILES. my work colleague filled in a sample MA DoR 1 form at this place

    -- Jennefer Haak

  9. Re: Employment practices liability insurance explained:

    Helpful commentary . I learned a lot from the facts . Does anyone know if my company could possibly acquire...

    -- TATYANA ILES

  10. Re: Employment practices liability insurance explained:

    Helpful commentary . I learned a lot from the facts . Does anyone know if my company could possibly acquire...

    -- TATYANA ILES