This course will focus primarily on ransomware and email phishing which will allow individuals a deeper understanding of how each work and the ability to better identify an attempt to infiltrate their network. In this course, the speaker will first begin by laying the foundation of cybersecurity, privacy, and the importance of protecting data. Examples of phishing emails will be provided in order to indicate different points within an email that will allow the recipient to determine the legitimacy of the message.
At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Understand the value of their data and why as a smaller provider, you may be at greater risk.
- Define ransomware and email phishing as well as understand how identify a phishing email. Ransomware is one of the most prolific criminal business models today costing providers tens of $1,000, lost data, and possibly weeks of downtime. Most importantly however, it can be prevented, and the first step is understanding and identifying ransomware and email phishing.
- Lead their team through the necessary steps to take in the event of a ransomware attack. Cyber criminals are smart, and they are relentless. Millions of dollars are spent every year developing new ways to infiltrate, infect, and steal patient data. Even with the best laid defenses, a ransomware attack can happen. It is critical to know how to respond and react quickly to minimize the damage and recover your data.
- Conduct themselves in a way that allows them to identify an internal threat. There is a common misconception that we must always be looking outside our practice for a cyber or ransomware threat. Unfortunately, a large percentage of threats exist within the walls of your office. The ability to know where these threats come from and how to combat them is vital.
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Of interest to Dentists, Students & Residents, Dental Auxiliaries and Dental Office Staff
Sam Munakl – serves as the owner of Cytek, a cybersecurity firm located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Sam has more than 14 years of professional experience and continuing education in the Cybersecurity industry. His formal education started at Damascus University where he received his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering. He has continued his professional training by earning several Microsoft certifications including Microsoft Certified System Engineer and System Administrator. Sam is also HIPAA Security Certified and earned his master’s degree of Science in Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland.
Instructor Disclosure of any conflicts of interest:
Speaker is the owner of Cytek, a cybersecurity firm located in Tulsa, Oklahoma
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