Protecting Dental Office Payments

Data breaches have become quite common in the dental industry. With the advancement of technology, it has become easy for hackers to steal numerous amounts of data in a relatively short time. If you think your dental practice is too small for hackers to even consider, think again!

In an article from Dentistry IQ author Ruston Miles writes, “A common thread with the majority of breaches, including the high-profile Anthem and Target store breaches, is that the crooks found their way into a system through a faulty firewall or by compromising password credentials”.

In his article Miles discusses:

  • The statistical rise of data breaches
  • PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) to encrypt credit card payments
  • P2PE for dental payments

Miles writes, “With troves of valuable patient personal and payment data stored on networks, health-care breaches happened at the rate of one per day in 2016, with over 27 million records affected”. How can your dental practice ensure security for your business and your customers?

See the full article from Rondon Miles in Dentistry IQ.

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