Avoiding the HIPAA Wall of Shame
Last Updated:
June 1, 2021

Avoiding the HIPAA Wall of Shame

Everyone knows you should go to the dentist every six months to keep your teeth in tip-top shape. You are motivated to do this for a gorgeous smile and to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. But, how often do you check on your IT hygiene? How are you preventing data breaches and ransomware?

What is IT hygiene?

The preventative procedure protecting you from outside loss of data and security breaches is IT hygiene. Hackers are waiting for your guard to be down to swipe your information. You must maintain your system health and online security, especially with infrastructure and supply chain attacks on the rise.

What is the worst that can happen?

  • Ransomware – Hackers are now holding your data for ransom. It can be costly, and you cannot know if they will give you the information back or keep a copy to ransom you again later.
  • Loss of work time and money - In a modern world, we are very dependent on technology. If you no longer have access to the data you need, you are now at a standstill.  
  • HIPAA Wall of Shame – If you are part of a data breach, you will be heavily fined and your reputation may be ruined.

IT hygiene procedures are critical in today’s technological landscape. Sound IT hygiene practices will maintain your security and allow you to run your business.  

We can help! Give us a call to discuss whether your current managed service provider (MSP) or system is set up to protect you from worst-case scenarios.  

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