Cyber Attacks On Physician Practices

November 04, 2016

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.