Protecting against hackers can be as simple as asking questions


News of a massive data breach at a Sioux City eye clinic is leaving many to ask if there’s anything a consumer can do to protect themselves from being swept up in cyber theft. It turns out, asking questions might be a consumers best defense.

Statistic show only retail business has been hit with more data breaches over the last 4 years that the medical and healthcare industry.

Experts say asking about what cyber security measures a health professional or other business partner use is becoming one of the most important questions a consumer can ask.

“Yea you have to ask that question.  What are you doing as a business to protect my information.  It’s a natural question and it has to be asked.
And remember these criminals have hours and hours to research the dynamics of that organization and understand who the fish are who the people are that have the keys to the kingdom so to speak and they work to that and ultimately they get success and we have breaches,” says Blake Levasseur of Computer Service Innovations. 

Levasseur says even the most cautious business can fall prey to a hacker because it only takes one mistaken click from one person to allow for a breach.

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