Anyone Can Access Your Computer
I remember back in 1984 when I got my first modem for my computer. It was a 300 BAUD modem. In today’s terms think 186 times slower than dial-up. But WOW it opened up the world. No longer was my IBM compatible confined to my desk. My computer could now go anywhere in the world. Of course there weren’t too many anywheres to go. Now I can access almost any computer on the planet. Well you know what? Anyone on the planet can also access your PC now too.
There are penalties ranging from $10,000 to $250,000 per breach of patient data
From what I hear in my dealings with medical practices, most are not aware of the compliance requirements and their computer systems are vulnerable. Hopefully within the next year the word gets out more and medical practices really start to take computer security seriously.
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