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An innocent-looking email can play serious tricks on your Dental Practice.

Every year about this time, our Social Committee starts revving up the excitement about our annual Halloween costume contest. Thoughts turn to the ghoulish and creepy, but to me, there’s nothing more off-putting than cybercrime. Especially when it comes to attacking dental practice data, ransomware tops the nasty list. The stress, expense and loss of -

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Healthcare Data Security Statistics that May Surprise You

Have you noticed the influx of Updated Privacy Policy notifications in your inbox? Companies in the European Union ”“ and any company anywhere with EU customers ”“ are scrambling to meet the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance deadlines. It’s just a matter of time before stricter privacy control legislation is imposed in other parts of the -

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Once just a Threat to Dental Practices, Ransomware has hit Prime Time!

This is my third blog post about cybercrime – ransomware specifically – and the danger it poses to your dental practice management software and data. Last year, I reported that the security company McAfee had charted a 165% year-on-year increase in ransomware attacks. I also passed along OntarioMD’s bulletin advising extra vigilance about data security; -

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3 keys to cyber security: protect, detect and respond

Podcast – Technology experts Bill Dungey, IT Manager at Complete Technology Solutions (CTSIT) and Anthony Horvath, VP of Client Services and Operations at ABELSoft Inc. share real life examples about dealing with cybercrime and the loss of access to valuable data. Listen to this podcast to hear about current trends in cybercrime and discover what -

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Pharming and Phishing and Smishing… what next? (re-post)

It seems a week does not go by without news of another hacking incident or privacy breach. Cybercrime is here to stay. I thought it would be helpful to re-post this article from last year to reinforce the importance of cyber vigilance in the practice management arena. Pharming and Phishing and Smishing… what next? Three -

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Your dental practice hardware can make – or break – your day

I work in the software development industry. I’m surrounded by early adopters. The shiny baubles that were mentioned in a recent post… the latest toys… the tiniest and most powerful gadgets… they want it all. And they’re willing to stake a place in an overnight line-up just to be the first to get their hands -

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Choosing the Right Dental Software

When it comes to dental software, there are many options on the market today. And so many features and functions to consider! The solution you ultimately select can have a dramatic impact on the success of your business ”“ not just today but for the life of your practice. Here’s some food for thought: Choosing -

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Mother Nature Can Be Brutal: Protect Yourself With Reliable Backup

A dramatic wind storm took out the power in most parts of the city. The blackout lasted for several hours. When the staff at an inner city clinic reported for duty the next morning, the power had been restored, but their server would not reboot. Neither their in-house technical specialist nor the external IT consultant -

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A Bit of Dental Practice Data Security Advice: Don’t be Held Hostage by Your Own Encrypted Data

For the third time in recent months, I've encountered a troubling practice out there in the market. Three Dentists who [wisely!] decided to adopt ABELDent as their practice management and clinical software solution were shocked to learn that their previous vendor was not readily prepared to let them go.

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