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Rely on Cloud Services to Improve Information Security

Your patients trust you to protect their personal information, but that information is increasingly under threat by hackers, ransomware, and a host of cybersecurity threats when you do not use cloud-based services. Cybercrime is predicted to cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, according to Cybersecurity Ventures.

While some companies continue to maintain patient records and credit card information in-house, there is a growing trend toward storing information in the cloud as a proven means of keeping private information private. StrongBox eSolutions, based in Boca Raton, FL, is a leading advocate of cloud-based storage as a means to thwart would-be cybercriminals.

Recent Lessons On the Importance of Cloud-Based Security

A recent article in Entrepreneur used a peculiar cyber attack to highlight the importance of cloud-based data storage as a tool to prevent cybercrime. In late 2018, a hacker programmed thousands of internet-connected printers across multiple countries to print fake notices about a YouTube popularity contest.

The hacker, the article said, said he was trying to teach people a lesson about printer security.

While the incident amounted to an elaborate prank, the ability of one individual to manipulate thousands of devices remotely pointed to lingering vulnerabilities in cybersecurity. One way to manage cybersecurity threats is through the use of the cloud. The author goes on to list three tips for successfully implementing cloud technology.

  • Trust the big names: Storing data in the cloud is more like keeping money in a bank rather than under your mattress. StrongBox utilizes hyper-secure Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other key risk mitigation tools to significantly mitigate cyber crimes StrongBox has many years of experience protecting valuable patient data.
  • “Pack up” and lock down for your move to the cloud: Shut down unnecessary ports while setting up firewall protections while transitioning to cloud-based services. Having a security policy in place is another way to ensure that you get the most out of your new cloud service.
  • Use security as a launchpad for more digital improvements: While your company invests in cloud services, take the time to examine other technological areas of your business that could use upgrading.

Rely On StrongBox For Online Security

Our cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) meets stringent Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) guidelines. PCI-DSS compliance means that StrongBox tools are protected against:

  • Malware: Malicious software that enters computers in order to steal payment data.
  • Phishing: Official looking emails that contain links or attachments that can infect a computer
  • Remote access: The ability to gain access to a computer to initiate payment transfers through a weak access point
  • Weak passwords: Passwords that are easy to guess
  • Outdated software: Obsolete software that is easy to exploit
  • Skimming: A technique that steals information at a store through a credit card interface

StrongBox software features the following cyber threat mitigation features:

  • Double End‐to‐End Data Encryption
  • Ultra‐secure StrongHold Data Vault
  • Firewalled AWS & Gateway Servers
  • Tokenization (the process of replacing sensitive data with identification symbols)
  • Readers Utilizing Secure Encryption Key Management
  • Proprietary Provider Designed Cloud-Based Software.

Contact Our Office Today

Don’t wait until your medical or dental office’s sensitive data has been compromised. By using our online revenue cycle management and patient finance tools, your company can work more efficiently while increasing profits and delivering cybersecurity protections to your valued patients.

To learn more about our cloud-based services, contact our Boca Raton office online or call (855) 468-7876.

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