Senior Living Center’s Cybersecurity Threats

Written by:

Britnee Schneck
Marketing Coordinator
NET Xperts LLC

According to Forbes, more than 90% of all healthcare organizations reported at least one security breach in the last three years and senior living centers are among the most vulnerable of these organizations.

Most prevalent threats senior living centers face:

Phishing Attacks – These attacks typically target individuals within an organization via email or social media interaction.

Guest Networks – Senior living centers tend to offer guests and visitors the ability to use on-premises Wi-Fi. However, this can expose your organization’s network to malware and hacking.

Targeting Powerful Employees – Employees that have the most access to the vital internal networks and systems within your organization tend to be targeted by cybercriminals.

What can your organization do to secure your network?

Safely ensure your users have first-hand experience with spotting a phishing attack. NET Xperts has a program that conducts phishing simulations to test employees’ security awareness and susceptibility to social engineering tactics. Learn more here (link).

Guest networks need to be properly configured. Make sure that those users don’t have access to the main network. You can do this by setting up a separate and secure network by using switches, access points, and firewalls.

Make sure that the most powerful employees in your organization are aware of possible social engineering attacks they may face and ensure that they utilize email security and device monitoring to look out for possible threats.

NET Xperts can help you secure your network vulnerabilities. Give us a call today at 412.244.NETX (6389)!

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