Beyond the Dental Data Backup
As a dental provider or practice administrator, you know patients expect you to protect both their oral health and their patient data. Yet, new security threats and vulnerabilities emerge almost daily. So how can you be certain you have adequate data protection?
Things like poor dental data backup, lack of virus software and incomplete security updates put dental practices at riskt. Medix Dental IT pairs security automation and manual reviews to conduct a baseline cybersecurity assessment, identifying potential vulnerabilities and risk and developing recommendations to help you address them.
78% improvement in data protection among new Medix Dental IT clients, based on review of 150 practice assessments.
The Best Dental Data Defense is a Good Dental Data Offense
Just as good oral health begins with regular brushing and flossing, good dental data protection begins with regular maintenance of your IT infrastructure. Among the most important watchpoints:
Unencrypted Dental Data Backup Drives or Devices
Although backups are critical to data safety, backup drives or devices can be lost, stolen or subject to cyberattacks. Encrypting backup data ensures that even if someone obtains access to your information, they won’t be able to use or exploit it in any way.
Missing Critical Security Updates
Keeping your operating system up to date is the first line of defense in cybersecurity, blocking known exploits and fixing software flaws that can slow or stop your computer system. Failed operating system or other security updates can prevent future updates from being installed, leaving your system vulnerable.
Inadequate or Missing Firewalls
A strong firewall monitors the data entering and leaving your computer system, preventing unauthorized external agents from accessing and misusing the system.
Inadequate Endpoint Protection
Endpoint protection software protects your computer system from exploits working to invade or damage your system, such as viruses, malware, adware and ransomware. Unfortunately, the antivirus software included with most computer systems is not up to the task of protecting your patient data.
Protect Your Practice with an Onyx Partnership
Our Onyx Partnership offers full practice protection for one monthly fee. Onyx partners receive:
- Priority, unlimited remote support
- Practice Armor® IT security services
- Secure local and cloud data backup
- Vendor issue mitigation
- Installation discounts
- Staff cybersecurity training
- Practice management and imaging software updates
- HIPAA IT compliance assistance
- Technology investment planning