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Medical businesses and cybercrime

Medical businesses of all sizes and types face real threats from criminals trying to gain access to business systems. Does it feel like you have target painted on you? Protecting your business systems is key. 

Medical businesses are seen as particularly ripe targets because the computer security is perceived as poor and the owners of such businesses as relatively rich and able to pay…  

The latest news is suggesting that cybercrime is on the increase. The NHS has been a repeated target and embarrassingly, the British Dental Association was the subject of a much-publicised hack in August 2020. To add to the potential misery, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) makes the safe keeping of medical data a top priority, with the severest penalties available to regulators in the event of a loss of data.   

So, what happens should the criminals breach your defences? 

Regardless of whether you insure with us or not, our advice is to seek expert assistance and research your options for if/when a breach occurs. A major breach can attract national headlines, protect your reputation, and invest in a comprehensive Cyber Insurance Package that offers expert help and assistance in your ‘hour of need’. These packages are pennies compared to the possibility of real potential losses which can occur during an attack.  

As for us, we have over 30 years’ experience, we can analyse your defences, suggest improvements (if required) and tailor insurance cover to support your requirements should the unthinkable happen… 

Good sources for extra information are Interpol, National Cyber Security Centre, Microsoft and IBM, any major news outlet. 

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