Thursday, April 14, 2022

The Dental Compliance Institute Publishes Free Guide “5 Ways to Survive a Ransomware Attack”


The Dental Compliance Institute (DCI), a leading provider of compliance training and certification programs for dental professionals, recently published “5 Ways to Survive a Ransomware Attack.” This “survival guide” is the second in a series that examines crucial regulatory topics such as OSHA, HIPAA, and dental risk management.

“The best way to survive a ransomware attack is to prevent one in the first place,” says DCI founder, Linda Harvey, MS, RDH. “That’s why our latest survival guide is focused on explaining how practice owners can effectively minimize the risk of a crippling ransomware attack.”

“5 Ways to Survive a Ransomware Attack” clearly explains why the dental industry needs to be extremely concerned about the state of ransomware as well as the liability of private practices and DSOs who become victims of ransomware attacks. The guide also provides best practices advice via outlining 5 steps to take to prevent ransomware attacks.

Did you know patient health information is worth more on the dark web than financial information? “The estimated cost of a patient record on the dark web varies from a low as $250 to as much as $1000 per record,” explains Harvey.

For multi-location group practices or DSOs, the risk and repercussions of a ransomware attack is exponentially magnified. For example, in the Spring of 2021 several breached email accounts with a multi-state dental administrative services provider impacted over 125,000 patients in ten states. 

Therefore, every individual practice and group owner should download “5 Ways to Survive a Ransomware Attack” at

About the Dental Compliance Institute:

Founded in 2014 and based in Jacksonville, Florida, the mission of the DCI has been to provide dental professionals, including dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, and office managers with the comprehensive, up to date train-the-trainer compliance training and certification regarding OSHA, HIPAA, and dental risk management. For more information, visit