For users and administrators, use complex passwords and set up different logins for each account – do not use single passwords for multiple accounts or sites no matter how convenient it seems at the time.
Enable and use two factor authentication (2FA) whenever possible – nearly all sites and programs that require PII now offer this level of security, and for good reason.
As an organization, invest in an advanced security solution capable of preventing and protecting you from the newest cyber attacks.
Be vigilant, watch credit reports, credit cards, utility bills, and bank statements for unusual or unexpected transactions.
Watch for phishing attempts – do not click on links or even reply to unsolicited emails and text messages asking for personal information
This week’s breach roundup is led by network outage at Central Indiana Orthopedics brought on by a ransomware attack and a dental vendor data breach affecting multiple dentist offices and 174,000 patients.