While you can’t avoid cyber risk, you can make sure your practice is prepared for and protected against cyberattacks.
Our team have been in touch with MDA National to discuss what you need know about Cyber Risk. In this blog, we cover the following:
The institute of Risk Management defines ‘Cyber risk’ as any risk of financial loss, disruption or damage to the reputation of an organisation from some sort of failure of its information technology systems.
Cyber risk is a growing threat to Australian medical practices and is further increased by electronic health records and billing systems, and the Federal Government’s mandatory data breach obligations.
MDA National reports that Healthcare employees are especially vulnerable to email-based attacks in particular due to the high volume of personal health information they access, their frequent email communication with patients, time constraints in acute care settings, and highly publicised ransoms are being paid by clinics and hospitals because of this.
It is important to stay vigilant with cyber security to minimise the potential impact to your business’s information and infrastructure.
MDA National offer a 24-hour cyber crisis hotline, the contact number is 1800 027 428.
Cyber Risk Education is also available for MDA National Members and Practice Indemnity Policyholders which includes:
Note, they are also offering complimentary Cyber Risk Cover for MDA National Practice Indemnity Policyholders until 30 June 2019. To find out more about this offer, visit – https://www.mdanational.com.au/en/insurance%20products/cyber%20risk%20cover%20for%20medical%20practices
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