Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Don’t Be A Statistic - Courtesy of Delta Dental

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After my Delta post last week, I thought I’d post this in the interest of fair play, I thought I’d post a nice guest column that appeared on the Delta Dental of Missouri website that discusses basic cybersecurity.
The author is Tom Terronez, who is the CEO of Medix Dental.  Here is his guest column:

Every day, my company helps practices overcome IT nightmares they never before anticipated. Dental professionals are extremely busy, and often can’t find the time to prioritize and implement preventive measures that keep their business and patients safe. Hackers are having a hay-day right now, and your office’s network filled with sensitive information is a goldmine. This keeps a dental technology company like ours quite busy, as we assist with everything from standard tech issues to the prevention of critical problems. This includes protecting networks from breaches, proactively fighting malicious malware, and mitigating devastating data loss.

If you don’t currently work with a trustworthy dental IT partner, a cybersecurity assessment is a great place to start. A good assessment helps you identify needed protections for your practice and serves as a helpful road map to security. If you do have an IT partner, a trusted third-party assessment is a great way to see if you are being protected as strongly as you assume. In either case, it’s important to know where exactly where your practice’s security stands.

Delta Dental of Missouri has agreed to allow us to introduce a special value-add offering to preferred providers like you. You may request your complimentary cybersecurity assessment at medixdental.com/DDMO1. Your assessment results are 100% confidential, and will not be shared with Delta Dental. Your practice will receive a comprehensive report detailing vulnerabilities found in your practice, prioritized by importance. You may resolve the issues with your current IT provider, otherwise we will be happy to provide guidance. The assessment takes about one hour and does not interfere with practice operations.

Medix Dental is a Midwest-based dental technology integration and support provider. Since founding in 2003, we’ve partnered with dental practices all over the nation to manage their IT as well as advise strategically on practice technology decisions and security. By becoming an extension of their clients’ practices, Medix Dental is able to minimize technology issues, increase practice profitability, and improve practice contentment. We look forward to helping your practice become more secure and efficient than ever before.

If you’d like to see the article as it originally appeared.  Here is the link.  

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