Cybersecurity

Cyber Attacks and Prevention

Ransomware, Attacks, Prevention, and Removal

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer and restricts access to the user until a ransom is paid to unlock it. Medical practices and hospitals are victims of this type of extortion, and the immediacy of patient care increases the urgency to restore access to data.

By following cybersecurity best practices, you can protect your practice and reduce the risk of a successful attack and limit the damage if threats occur. Ransomware prevention includes setting up and testing backups as well as applying ransomware protection to security tools. Security tools such as email protection gateways are the first line of defense.

How to Protect from Ransomware

Security measures to protect your medical, dental, or veterinary practice include:

  • Secure email gateways that detect, delete and block malicious emails containing ransomware.
  • Secure web gateways can scan internet user activity to identify malicious links or web ads that may lead to ransomware.
  • Monitoring tools can detect unusual file access activities and viruses to block ransomware from activating.

Keep IT Simple keeps medical, dental, and veterinary practices protected from cyberthreats by maintaining best practices to keep your data backed up, safe, secure and can be restored so you and your staff can resume your workday.

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Virus and Malware Protection

Teaching yourself and your employees the proper way to surf the internet to avoid viruses and malware, identify when your network has been infected, and what action steps to take next, is a major part of our service to your practice. We spend lots of time lecturing and teaching groups on this very topic. We can do the same for you.

In addition to educating your staff, we have also assembled a top-notch, all-encompassing system to protect your system from viruses, malware, and ransomware. We can help you protect your entire network. Let us show you how today.

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Email Encryption

It is crucial and necessary that you are protecting your email communication properly, especially patient information that is protected by the HIPAA and HITECH Acts. Be sure not to overlook how your medical, dental, or veterinary practice is sending communication outside of your office. Keep IT Simple understands that this is crucial for your practice. An average office can send over 25 emails a day, including protected patient health information. We can help you make sure that these emails are fully protected.

Firewalls

The device that your modem is connected to is your first opportunity to protect your network. Keep IT Simple has expert hardware knowledge to make sure that your Firewall and/or VPN router is doing everything that it can to protect your medical, dental, and veterinary practice against unauthorized entry to your network by anyone.

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Keep IT Simple and Call Today

Protect your practice. Protect your reputation. Keep IT Simple has a team of experienced ransomware attacks and prevention specialists that can offer you a progressive solution custom-tailored to any ransomware attack. Call us today at 877-407-7888 for a complete understanding of all the options available for your medical, dental, or veterinary website practice.