How to Protect Your Practice From Cyber Criminal, Hackers and Breaches
Led by CT MGMA, in collaboration with the DE MGMA, MD MGMA, MA/RI MGMA, NY MGMA, PA MGMA, and VA MGMA.
When You Fall Victim To A Cyber-Attack Through No Fault Of Your Own, Will They Call You Stupid, Irresponsible Or Both?
It’s EXTREMELY unfair, isn’t it? Victims of all other crimes – burglary, mugging, carjacking, theft – get sympathy from others. They are called “victims”, and assistance and support come flooding in. But if your medical practice is the victim of a cybercrime attack where patient data or any data is compromised, you will NOT get such sympathy. You will be instantly labeled as stupid or irresponsible. You will be investigated and questioned about what you did to prevent this from happening – and if the answer is not adequate, you can be found liable, facing serious fines and lawsuits. You will be required by law to tell your patients that YOU exposed their private records, financials and data to a criminal. Your competition will have a heyday over this, and patients will leave in droves once they discover you’ve been compromised. Your bank will NOT come to your rescue either, and unless you have a very specific type of crime insurance, any financial losses will not be covered.
Our Cybersecurity Session Will Cover:
- Number One Security Threat To Your Medical Practice
- Ways to protect against Ransomware
- Simple practices to minimize your risk online
- Why “free email” comes with a big cost
- The Dark Web
- Strategies for secure passwords
Our Security Risk Session will cover the requirement for a Security Risk Analysis for the upcoming MIPS program:
- What a Security Risk Assessment actually is and is not
- The most important elements of an assessment
- Tools and resources if you are considering doing your own
- Special SRA offer to attendees
About the Speaker
Managing Partner, SMB Networks, LLC
For over 31 years, Peter Verlezza has been the architect of technology solutions that make sense for medical practices, businesses and non-profits. His unique way of approaching challenges comes from a belief that it all starts with people.
He is the author of 3 books, "Hassle Free IT MD: The Ultimate Medical Practice Guide For Finding A Professional, Competent, Honest, Considerate, On-Time, Fairly-Priced And Dependable Computer," and the 2 Amazon bestselling books, “The Tech Multiplier: The World’s Leading Technology Consultants Reveal In Depth Case Studies of How the Smartest Businesses in the World Are Leveraging Technology To Increase Profits”, and "The Business Owners Essential Guide To IT and All Things Digital."
He speaks regularly to medical societies and business associations. Peter has been a member of the Connecticut Medical Group Management Association for 6 years and has served on its board for the past 4 years.
Part 1 - Register through your respective/local MGMA chapter to secure a spot for the webinar.
Part 2 - Access the webinar. The ClickMeeting (webinar hosting system) webinar link will be distributed through the MGMA confirmation and reminder emails. Follow the link and enter your name and email address at the date and time of the webinar.
** Note: If you have firewall security on your computer, you may encounter trouble as you access the webinar.
Continuing Education Units
Earn up to 1.0 continuing education unit hours for each hour of education from the ACMPE, American College of Medical Practice Executives and up to 1.0 continuing professional educational credit hours for Certified Public Accountants for each hour of education from, The New York State Education Department, Professional Licensing Services. Our events are eligible for continuing education units as awarded by other professional associations. We recommend that you contact your professional association for their approval process.