TMA Warns of Cyber Attacks, Cites TMLT as Source for Cyber Security Best Practices

April 15, 2016

The Texas Medical Association is warning its members of increased cyber attacks, after learning that a member's system has been hacked. On the TMA website, the organization’s president, Tom Garcia MD, is urging members to “Please consider reviewing your liability coverage to include this risk because it is a risk.” 

The website also provides a list, compiled by TMLT, of the top ten causes of compromised patient data. TMA is also linking to TMLT’s SlideShare presentation, “What every physician needs to know: Cyber security best practices.” 

As the TMA reports, 81 percent of health care executives say their organizations have been compromised by at least one malware or other cyber attack during the past two years, and only 50 percent feel they are adequately prepared to prevent attacks. 

TMA is advising members who may believe they are victims of cyber crime to report it to the FBI

Read the full article on the TMA website.

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