Protect Yourself – Don’t let Scrooge Cyber Sabotage Your Holiday Shopping Season!

We are into the Holiday Season and Cyber Scrooges - cyber criminals - are alive and well!  Breaches seem to be a daily occurrence.  In the area where I live, they even recommend paying for gas with cash and don’t use a credit card at the pump due to card skimmers.  So, I’m out holiday shopping and I’m lucky if I have two dollars in my wallet.  That means I have to stop at a cash machine to pay for gas.  Wait, that cash machine could have a card skimmer attached to it!  I guess I have to go i ...

Too Many Passwords and Too Little “Personal” Memory!

I began my morning by starting up my PC and getting the message “Your password has expired. You must change it now!” Temporarily frozen at my keyboard, my mind is churning to think up a new password that I have a decent chance of remembering.  Should I tweak the old password by a digit or create a new one?  Luckily NIST has phased out the requirement to regularly change passwords.  But every website seems to require a password.  I have about 200 passwords to manage, what a pain!  I can’t begin to ...

The Equifax Data Breach – What You should do to Protect Yourself!

Stealing headlines from Hurricane Irma was the revelation that Equifax experienced a major data breach during the summer.  Equifax is one of the “big three” credit monitoring services and therefore the data they collect on each of us is broad and deep.  They estimate that data for 143 million people -  nearly half the population of the United States – has been stolen!What does this breach mean for you?  Your financial history and ability to buy a home, new car, or even get healthcare could ...

Protect Yourself!

Protect Yourself!If you’ve read our blog articles before, you’ve seen our tag line; Protect your Patients. Protect your Practice. Protect Yourself.  Most of our articles focus on protecting your practice and patients.  Very few have been focused on you, the individual and your protection.  Now each newsletter will include advice on how you can better protect yourself and your confidential data. Hopefully we can help your family and friends as well.So, let’s start at square one; your home co ...