You may think security is up to your IT department or your anti-virus software, but if you’re an employee, you are the first line of defense against cyber attacks. Your practice may have comprehensive cybersecurity policies for its employees (if so, congrats on being one of the few!), but even with these sorts of protections, you have to remain on guard to ensure that you’re protecting patient data and keeping your network secure.
Data safety and security has never been more critical than now. Businesses across the globe invest in firewalls, antivirus, and antimalware tools to keep their own data — and their clients’ data — safe. There are, however, other types of threats to your technology, so (of course) there are other essential data security best practices and devices to use against commonly forgotten threats like electrical surges or power outages.
Only a few years ago, data breaches used to slip under the radar. The breaches happened all the time, some affecting millions of users that should have made the evening news. Instead, data breaches became an everyday thing.
Staying up to date on the latest tech can provide a competitive edge. But as you get new computers, tablets, servers, or other devices, you’ll have to dispose of the old ones properly. Here’s how and why to dispose of your old tech and how it’s one of the best practices in data security.
Whether you’re a small practice or a city hospital, your management of patient data is critical to the safety of your patients and your organization. This means knowing fact from fiction when it comes to the best security practices. Here are 10 myths about patient data security with tips on how to best ensure its safety.