By Ashley Wilson for AssuredPartners.com
Technology has become an essential element to our everyday life. While the benefits are endless, it comes with a significant risk for many employers. Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly popular as we become more dependent on technology. Unfortunately, the long-term care industry is not immune to these attacks. Like the rest of the world, the long-term care industry relies on technology for day-to-day operations such as data management systems, electronic health records, billing, and storing personally identifiable information, also referred to as PII. The availability of this information provides cybercriminals with a desirable target that is unknowingly putting long-term care providers at risk of a cyber-attack.
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