Cybersecurity has become paramount to the ongoing success of dental practices. It’s not just about HIPAA compliance: Cyberattacks that compromise sensitive patient information damage the relationships you’ve spent years, maybe even decades, building through extraordinary care. And from a financial standpoint, a data breach could destroy your practice overnight.
Diversified Digital can equip you with dental practice security tools to protect your systems, images and patient information from cyberattacks, ransomware, malware and viruses. Our tech-savvy team understands HIPAA compliance issues, patient relationships and your need for effective, custom-fit security solutions.
Your firewall is to your computer network what your deadbolt is to your front door: the barrier that shuts down entry. Antivirus software provides an added layer of security by protecting all of your endpoints — the computers, laptops and mobile devices connected to your network — from ransomware, malware, viruses and malicious documents.
Diversified Digital will equip you with your ideal firewall solution from WatchGuard, a global pioneer in easy-to-deploy, enterprise-grade network security solutions, and next-generation antivirus protection from CylancePROTECT.
While traditional antivirus programs were designed to detect previously identified security threats, CylancePROTECT uses AI/ML (Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning) to protect systems from unknown threats as well — a critical benefit given the millions of new threats released each month. By applying mathematical calculations to your system, Cylance creates a virtual force field that stops threats in their tracks. It’s the strongest, smartest endpoint security tool we’ve ever seen.
Its AI/ML format also makes Cylance a low-maintenance tool: It requires updates only once or twice a year versus the daily updates required by traditional antivirus programs.
No matter what your unique security needs might be, we have solutions! Here are just a few of the tools available to keep your practice secure.
Our partners at Black Talon Security will educate you and your staff, via webinars, about the latest phishing scams, social engineering ploys (attempts to con your staff into performing actions that could compromise confidential information) and physical security precautions, so that you can avoid falling victim to cybercrime. We will provide you with communication protocols ideal for your practice, to protect sensitive information and keep your systems secure.
When your employees use weak passwords, or reuse passwords, they make your business more susceptible to cyber crimes. Diversified Digital can provide you with a password manager that generates, stores, encrypts and retrieves unique passwords for everyone in your organization.
Password management makes it easier for your staff members to log on each morning, which means they’re more likely to follow the essential security protocol of logging off at the end of each workday. It’s one more step toward creating a safe, secure network.
When you email information and X-rays to patients, specialists or referring dentists, you need to know that only the intended recipients are able to read that email. Under HIPAA, patient information must be protected through all correspondence.
No matter how strong your network might be, vulnerabilities exist. They might be the result of outdated equipment or software, security holes that haven’t been appropriately patched, or even weak passwords. A vulnerability scan applies a variety of technologies to expose the weaknesses in your network. Once identified, we can recommend and implement a remediation plan to secure those vulnerabilities.
We can run vulnerability testing every 90 days. We can also install an intrusion protection system (IPS) device to monitor your network 24/7 so you’re never caught unaware. In the event of a cyberattack, we alert you and then take action to shut down or mitigate the attack.
Penetration, or pen, testing is right for you when you need more intensive security testing — security validation for HIPAA, for example, or to test your security policy compliance, employee security awareness, or your ability to identify and respond to security incidents. In pen testing, Black Talon assigns an ethical hacker to find exploits and vulnerabilities in your network that might allow access to unethical hackers — those looking to compromise your data or systems. This in-depth exploration often takes five days or more to execute.