The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been warning hospitals and other medical facilities for years about the growing threat of malware and cyber attacks. Just like all other businesses, hackers target healthcare facilities to obtain sensitive data and financial payouts through ransomware, but there’s another threat that is unique to the medical industry. Networked medical devices, such as pacemakers, insulin pumps, and defibrillators, have the potential to be remotely controlled by hackers. To keep patients safe, it is imperative that healthcare facilities invest in medical cyber security and medical office IT support.
The pros at Waterdog Computer Works have more than 25 years of experience in IT and computer consulting. We stay up to date on the latest threats and can help safeguard your network from ransomware, phishing, keylogging, and other malware. Schedule a free network security assessment today by calling 484-544-0992.
Cyber attacks have become far more sophisticated over recent years, and there’s no sign that this trend will stop any time soon. Preventing medical cyber attacks requires a coordinated effort involving device manufacturers, healthcare facilities, and cyber security companies.
In January 2016, the FDA released its first draft of recommendations to medical equipment manufacturers to reduce vulnerabilities in networked devices. Since then, Internet-connected medical devices have become more secure, but it is still crucial that hospitals invest in cyber security to reduce their risk of being hacked. The IT experts at Waterdog Computer Works can evaluate your network setup, email security, browser security, and firewall technology to ensure you are protected from the latest threats.
Besides cyber security, we also provide IT solutions to medical facilities including data backup, data recovery, network maintenance, and remote IT support. Every second counts in the healthcare industry, and our IT solutions will help your facility’s network stay up and running, and when a problem does arise, we will address the issue in minutes rather than hours or days. With our data backup services, your sensitive documents will be safely stored, and if your files are damaged or erased, we may be able to restore them using our data recovery process.
If you need medical office IT support or cyber security, contact Waterdog Computer Works today. Call 484-544-0992 for a free network security assessment.