What are the necessary Cyber security requirements in the Dental Office?
From the past two decades, Information Technology has revolutionized all spheres of life especially the industries worldwide. It has improved the quality of healthcare services providing precise patient records and allows healthcare professionals to organize and manage information in support of patient care, biomedical research, and education.
As the Dental Office becomes technology-driven in arranging patient’s online booking, patient’s health record management, integration of digital dentistry, no-needle anesthesia, augmented reality application, and even Artificial Intelligence. Most of the Dental Offices in the USA are digitalizing their business and using the internet to improve patient management strategies and centralize patient’s records.
TRAINING THE STAFF
Provide training to the staff of all departments by Cybersecurity experts to effectively take precautions to stay alert against Cyber attacks. Training to be cover what strategies the team leaders has to follow if there is a data breach or theft of Patient Health Records by internal team members.
KEEPING TRACK OF VULNERABILITIES AND PROMPTLY RESPONDING TO THAT SITUATION
Cyber attackers aim to influence the technology-driven devices and the Dental Cyber Security team has to develop remedial activities to cope up with the situation without losing the reputation of the Dental office and the trust of patients. In most cases, some isolation is needed for technological devices or affected hardware or software not to leverage the outcome of the attack on other parts of the network.
STRONG MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION
Strong Multifactor Authentication is required with a strong username and password to restrict any cyber criminal gain access to any important Dental Office records. Change the login name and password frequently is also a best [ractise to avoid unauthorized access from employees who are not privileged to do operations in the database or to control access to any other stakeholder of the dental office.
PROTECT DATA FROM PHISHING
The main aim of the Phishing attackers is to keep access to the account credentials. They would plan some mail attachment and links with malicious to attract the users to click on the link. Through proper Security Training and implementing Cytek’s Email Cipher, the Dental offices can provide an extra layer of security to the messages with encrypted passwords.
PROTECTION FROM RANSOMWARE ATTACK
Ransomware is the most rapidly growing threat to the Healthcare sectors where Dental office is a part of being. The loss due to these kinds of attacks would cost thousands of dollars and it would not easy for any dental office to settle back to their service without the expert solution of a Dental Cyber Security Consultant. The most important step is to stay away from such an attack is to educate the staffs in all the hierarchy levels and make them understand the incidents of a Ransomware attack where the Dental Office has a huge impact on financial loss, reputation, and trust of the patients.
The Dental office irrespective of its size, location, and mode of operations is a high-value target for cybercriminals. The Dental office has to pay a huge ransom to overcome the threat and it would deteriorate the trust of patients and achieving the ultimate vision of Dental office.