When it comes to network security, it is easy for dental offices to believe it can’t happen to them.  The reality is that attacks on all networks have been increasing year after year as hackers have become more sophisticated, and small businesses are being affected every day by relaxed or non-existent security policies.

A 2013 study showed that 1 in every 5 small business networks have been compromised. With technology changes every day, your practice must guard itself against potential breaches, lost or stolen data, and malicious threats.

There are a number of ways The Digital Dentist helps to ensure that you are at minimum risk:

  • Updates- Keeping computers and network equipment updated is one of the most effective steps to preventing a possible network security issue. Plus, updating software is a HIPAA requirement that we take care of for you.
  • Firewall– Many dental practices lack even a business grade firewall solution. As a first line of defense, it is crucial that you don’t overlook this piece of physical security.
  • Passwords– When discussing network security, password policies are another crucial part of securing your network. We make sure you don’t use simple or default passwords, which would act as an easy entry point for hackers.

No matter the size of your practice, network security is a requirement.  If you need help getting your practice secure and HIPAA compliant, our team can help get you on track.