When it comes to network security, it is easy for small to medium sized practices to say “not me”, “they are only after the big guys.” 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 few sobering statistics for the small office network:
With ever-increasing technological advances, it is likely that since then, these numbers have climbed, posing a significant risk for a potential breach, lost or stolen data, or some type of malicious threat. With HIPAA in full effect, you quite literally cannot afford to be lax on the security of your patient data.
It's not all bad news though. There are a number of ways FamilyIT helps to ensure that you and your patients' data are safe: