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Cybersecurity: Top 5 Things You Can Do Tomorrow Morning to Protect Your Practice

04-18-2018 09:12 AM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: Telebehavioral Health Institute

18 April 2018, San Diego, CA - How can you protect your practice from a ransomware attack? Backdoor - Denial-of-service attacks - Direct-access attacks - Eavesdropping - Spoofing - Tampering - Privilege escalation - Phishing - Clickjacking - Social engineering - scary words for clinicians considering cybersecurity. Desktop computers and laptops are commonly targeted to gather information. Smartphones, tablet computers, smart watches, and other mobile devices have sensors such as cameras, microphones, GPS receivers, compasses, and accelerometers which can be exploited to collect personal information, including sensitive health information. Systems and data have never been more vulnerable. What’s more, the threats are changing daily, making the evaluation and purchase of IT security solutions both complicated and challenging.

Digital extortion is the new game with ransomware – malicious software that holds sensitive information hostage until a ransom fee is paid to the hacker in question. Attacks against big-name hospitals and government agencies often capture the headlines, but much more pervasive are the dozens of ransomware variants such as CryptoWall and Crypt0L0cker that extort smaller practices on a daily basis, leading to serious headaches for unsuspecting clinicians. How are you protecting your practice from a ransomware attack?

On May 23, 2018 from 2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific, the Telebehavioral Health Institute will offer a webinar titled, “Cybersecurity: Top 5 Things You Can Do Tomorrow Morning to Protect Your Practice.”

As President and CEO of the HIPAA Compliancy Group, Marc Haskelson, will be interviewed by Marlene M. Maheu, PhD, the Executive Director of Telebehavioral Health Institute. Haskelson will outline several vulnerabilities that are common to healthcare practitioners both small and large, then provide 5 proven-effective, practical strategies to protect a healthcare practice from such attacks.

Marc Haskelson is the President and CEO of the HIPAA Compliancy Group. He is a nationally recognized speaker on the topic of HIPAA compliance and cybersecurity. He is the Chair of the Business Applications Advisory Council for COMPTIA, the world’s largest security and compliance technician’s certifying body. Marc focuses his knowledge of compliance, technology, security, customer care, and payment processing on improving market inefficiencies.

Dr. Maheu, lead author on multiple telemental and telebehavioral health textbooks and the recently published telebehavioral health competencies by JTiBS, explains, “almost all clinicians use one form of technology in their practices, but few have considered how easily they can be targeted by a wide variety of hackers and their ilk.” She continued, “With our April TBHI webinar with Mr. Haskelson of the HIPAA Compliancy Group, participants will learn basic cybersecurity, and walk away with no less than 5 easy, free strategies to protect themselves immediately.”

The Telebehavioral Health Institute Inc., is scheduled to host this 1-hour professional training update titled, “Cybersecurity: Top 5 Things You Can Do Tomorrow Morning to Protect Your Practice.” The webinar will be broadcast Wednesday, May 23rd at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific). Attendees to this event may be eligible to receive 1 CE Hour for legal and ethical training from a majority of state boards requiring CE hours for licensure renewal. See CE Hour details here.

Learning Objectives:
Describe why healthcare information is so valuable to hackers
Identify what to do when a ransomware attack occurs
Whether or not to backup your hard drive to the “cloud”
List 5 easy, HIPAA compliance steps to implement against ransomware attacks
Describe at least one effective way to back-up your data in the case of a cyber-security incident

Event Details
Where: 100% Online
When: May 23rd from 2pm-3pm Eastern (Also fully recorded and available 24/7 after the event for your convenience.)
What: Live & recorded event includes event access, presentation slides, and handout
Cost: $35 (includes 1-CE Hour)
Register: https://telehealth.org/webinar/cybersecurity/

Dr. Marlene Maheu is recognized as one of the most experienced and knowledgeable telebehavioral professionals. She is the originator of the Online Clinical Practice Model (OCPM) for ethical telemental health, telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling and online therapy (telepractice) and Chair of the CTiBS Competencies Committee, as well as first author of the telebehavioral health competencies, published in 2017 by Springer Health. As a world-class leader in the telebehavioral health field, she offers practical strategies, straightforward solutions and the hands-on wisdom that only develops through time and focus. When you attend this webinar, you’ll sense her passion, good humor and wisdom about how you can immediately start leveraging the power of the technology to reach more people, improve your profits and reduce your overhead.

This program is relevant to:
Psychiatrists, Internists, Pediatricians, Gerontologists, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists
Speech Therapists, Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Behavioral Analysts, Addictions Professionals
CEOs, COOs, Administrators, Billing & Coding Staff

The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBHI) specializes in behavioral telehealth startup consultation, professional training and staffing. TBHI is dedicated to providing support for planning, launching and thriving with telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling, online therapy, and behavioral telehealth and mhealth. TBHI’s team of experienced consultants can help with planning, reimbursement, technology choices, legal and ethical risk management and staff development/placement. Job opportunities are also being developed for enterprising trainees who want to work with known employers using legal, ethical and evidence-based models. TBHI also consults with start-up technology companies seeking to develop new verticals in the behavioral health space. Contact: http://telehealth.org/contact.

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