Why Cloud-Based Dental Software Protects Better from Cyber Attacks

Kiltesh Patel
October 6, 2017 | 2 min read

Unfortunately, cybersecurity breaches are a constant in the news these days. From HBO to Equifax, it seems like no one is immune from attack. As small business owners, an attack of any kind can make or break a business. That's why protecting your business is so important. At tab32, we've talked a lot about the benefits of our cloud-based dental software, but let's focus specifically on how cloud-based software is more secure than a legacy system.

why cloud-based dental software protects better from cyber attacks

The average cost for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information is $141 in 2017.  - 2017 Ponemon Cost of Data Breach Study

  1. Legacy systems are old. That's blunt but true. Even "newer" systems that have some components on-site and back-up to the Cloud are not ideal. Each of those moving pieces represents a potential weakness. These are where hackers will focus their efforts on getting your data. Many of these systems were developed before Internet crimes were so commonplace, and even with retrofit security, they have weaknesses that hackers could exploit.
  2. Cloud service providers (CSPs) are run by IT professionals. That means they'll likely know about a problem before you do. You don't have to wait for someone to come to your office and get things back up and running. The professionals keep everything running smoothly and deal with any breaches before you notice anything amiss.
  3. CSPs are on the cutting edge of technology, security, and are always updating. Legacy systems depend on manual updates and aren't subject to annual audits like CSPs. For CSPs, security is the priority and annual audits occur to find and correct weaknesses. You can't say the same thing for on-site legacy systems.

If you're like other small business owners, security is something that may keep you up at night. Are you doing enough? How do you know you won't be the next ransomware victim? How can you protect your patient and practice data without spending too much time or money? The answer is to find a dental practice software that worries about that for you. At tab32, we work to ensure the security of your practice data. It's our priority so you can spend your energy on other things. Contact us today to see how we can save you time, money, and stress.

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