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Cyber Security: Play offense

August 22, 2016Rob Duryea

A. According to Ernst & Young, only 38% of businesses are prepared for a cyber-attack. While companies are slow to rise to the threat, cybercriminals are ramping up the sophistication and speed of their attacks. Even if you consider yourself prepared, what are you doing to protect your company from future threats? Over the last three months, we have covered how to prevent a security breach as it relates to business owners, employees, and patients/customers. We've empowered readers to defend...

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Cyber Security: Secure the human

June 21, 2016Rob Duryea

A. Your employees are your greatest asset, but when it comes to cyber security, they are also your biggest threat. According to a recent study by McAfee, 43% of all company data loss or breaches are caused by employees and only half are accidental. How do we prevent such a catastrophe?  We secure the human! Last month, we focused on how to prepare your cyber security defense, and next month we will focus on your patients/customers. This month, we'll discuss four ways you can prevent a...

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Cyber Security: Build a good defense

May 23, 2016Rob Duryea

A. The best defense is a good offense is a common saying in the Marine Corps and should be in cyber security. Most small businesses think they are too small to be attacked but, in the enemy's eyes, you are a soft target. In 2014, 60% of all online attacks targeted small and mid-sized businesses. With most small businesses lacking resources and one in four small business owners having little to no understanding of security threats, you are the prime target.  Throughout this four-part series,...

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Safeguard patient data

March 11, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

LAS VEGAS - The most valuable property an HME provider has today is not physical inventory, but patient data.“On the black market, personal health information is the most sought after data of anything out there,” said Bill Wilson, vice president of sales and marketing for VGM Insurance, during a session at Medtrade Spring. “With that information, hackers can steal identities.”When Target suffered a breach in 2014, the hackers didn't target the retail giant itself; instead,...

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