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Face the Fax: Accelerate & Secure Transmission of Healthcare Documents

With growing compliance pressures, and as facilities grapple with ways to be more productive, healthcare organizations need to easily and efficiently send authenticated documents without disrupting their existing workflow processes.

First, a few fax facts.

  • The first ever transmission of an image over a wire was performed by Alexander Bain on an experimental fax machine in 1843.
  • A survey done by IDG research found that cloud faxing is used for 31% of total faxing activity today among companies that have implemented the method, with that number expected to increase to 71% over the next three years.
  • According to IDC’s fax survey, 90% of respondents indicated either that their organization had already integrated fax with other technologies/applications or were evaluating options to do so.
Topics: Healthcare Solutions Document Management Fax

Among Online Criminal Activities, Ransomware Remains the Biggest Offender

According to the report, 1 in 5 SMBs report that they’ve fallen victim to a ransomware attack. 85 percent of MSPs report attacks against SMBs in the last two years

Cyberspace is overflowing with malicious activity. But among online criminal acts affecting businesses today, Ransomware remains the biggest offender.

Datto's "Global State of the Channel Ransomware Report" sheds light on the current state of this notorious online threat, pulling together perspectives from Managed Service Providers (MSPs), their partners, and their clients from around the world. It also eyes the perspectives from both the IT channel and the SMB clients it serves.

The bottom line? Ransomware is still the #1 villain.

Topics: Network Management Network Security Ransomware

3 Best Practices for Filling the Healthcare IT Security Gap

Nearly a third of all healthcare employee respondents (32%) said that they had never received cybersecurity training from their workplace ... but should have.

Healthcare today has its share of gaps: Gaps in healthcare access, gaps in the treatment of chronic diseases, and gaps in communication between patient and provider.

But what about the existing gaps in a medical facility's IT security plan?

Topics: Healthcare Solutions Network Management Network Security

Tax Season is Here: Have You Audited for Social Engineered Attacks?

This is not a sophisticated scam. However, it is an effective and profitable one and it happens to an increasing number of companies across America each year around tax time.

Tax season is here. Are you safe? That seems like an odd question to ask; nevertheless, with the increasing sophistication of cybercriminals it must be considered and answered.

Topics: Network Management Technology Support Network Security Social Engineering