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Did You Know Health Records are Worth $500 to Cyber Criminals?
Healthcare organizations are holding the pot of gold at the rainbow's end for unscrupulous hackers. A patient's health record is worth much more than stolen credit card information. Credit card data would only bring $10-30 on the black market, but one patient record from a hospital or medical practice could bring as much as $500, depending on the purchaser. When considering the number of patient records that a single hospital, clinic or doctor's office might possess, these are very profitable targets.
Why are Medical Records so Valuable?
Patient records contain more information on a person than can be found in most other locations. At a minimum, these records typically include the patient's name, address, social security number, credit or debit card information, home and cell phone numbers, possibly an email address, contact information for another person and, of course, health and prescription information. All of this is well worth $500 to the right cyber criminal. They have more than enough information to steal the identity of anyone whose record the criminals now possess.
Understandably, patients are incensed when they learn that their personal information was not adequately protected. In the past, more than one healthcare organization tried to conceal the fact that patient records had been stolen but that was ultimately a very poor decision for a number of reasons.
What to Expect From IT Support to Healthcare or Legal Practices
Anyone can set up shop and say that they're IT experts, but more should be expected from those offering IT support to those in healthcare or the practice of law.
Multiple layers of network and cyber security, monitored 24/7
In-depth understanding of the needs of physicians and attorneys, so that solutions and applications can be optimized for maximum efficiency
A business-minded approach that provides a cost-benefit analysis for each recommended IT solution
Regulatory and security compliance
Proactive monitoring to solve problems before they have a negative impact on your business
A vendor-neutral approach so that the optimum solution is provided
SimpleGrid Technology is focused on providing state-of-the-art IT support to NJ medical organizations and legal firms. Choosing the wrong IT consultant can result in constant frustration and inadequate network support. A team of IT experts who is experienced with and fully understands the crucial importance of industry-specific requirements will let you sleep at night. To contact SimpleGrid and receive a free Executive Report on securing your network, visit www.simplegrid.com.