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5 Ways to Keep Healthcare Payments Secure All Summer Long

I love summer. The warm weather offers plenty of opportunities to participate in summer activities like grilling, going to the beach and fishing (although, you may remember from a previous blog post that I’m a bigger fan of talking about phishing).

If you’re a summer-loving security expert like me, then you’re always thinking about ways to protect your systems from security threats. Here are five ways to keep payment security cool at your organization all summer long.

Know How to Block Threats

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Ransomware in Healthcare: What You Need to Know

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As the healthcare industry experienced the second year of a global pandemic, healthcare organizations found themselves navigating new COVID-19 cases as well as new risks from cyberattacks.

According to IBM’s recently released Cost of a Data Breach Report 2021, costs associated with healthcare data breaches increased 29.5% in 2021 to over $9 million. Such attacks not only put sensitive patient and payment data in harm’s

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Spring Training Is Over: Is Your Payments Security Roster Set?

Now that spring training is over, your favorite major league teams’ rosters are set and baseball season is in full swing. That means thousands of fans are already flocking to their home team’s stadium to take in America’s past time. Believe it or not, a key component of the baseball experience is payment. From purchasing tickets online, to grabbing snacks at the concession stand and picking up a souvenir at the gift shop, the average baseball fan can encounter multiple

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Has Your Data Gone Phishing?

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An estimated 91% of hacking attacks begin with a phishing or spear-phishing email, so healthcare organizations should be very serious about tackling this threat head-on. One of the best ways to protect against phishing emails is to educate your organization about these kinds of attacks.

The truth is, phishing is no laughing matter. Phishing is a type of social engineering that uses emails designed to

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Embracing Digital Wallets, Tokenization and Apple Pay

In the first edition of our Security Corner, I explained some key terms and acronyms that frequently appear in discussions about healthcare payment security. I also had the opportunity to elaborate on those explanations at the InstaMed 2016 User Conference earlier this month. But those terms, while important, do not begin to cover the span of the payment security industry. Plus, new terms are popping into our vocabulary on a regular basis, as the payment industry continues to advance and

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What is Tokenization and Why Should Providers Care?

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As payment technology continues to advance, forward-thinking providers can leverage new ways to improve the healthcare payments process.

While tokenization has been around for years as a means of securely saving payment information, it wasn’t always widespread within the healthcare industry. It is important for healthcare to understand that tokenization offers benefits beyond adding a layer of security to payment card processing. By using this

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