Florida Dental Convention

FDC2023 Session Directory

Cybersecurity 101: Protecting your Practice and Patients

Course Code: C24
Speaker: Mr. Robert McDermott
Co-Speaker(s): Mr. David Fidanza
CE Hours: 2.00
Start: Thursday, June 29, 2023, 2:00 PM
End: Thursday, June 29, 2023, 4:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Practice Administrators


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Cybersecurity is more than just keeping your patients’ data safe. It’s about securing your practice and its future while building and maintaining your patients’ trust. The financial cost of an attack can be overwhelming. Furthermore, research suggests that 65% of individuals whose data is exposed in a breach lose trust in the organization that held that data and 80% of those individuals will leave the business or organization. Another important, and perhaps obvious, reason cybersecurity is essential for your dental practice is HIPAA compliance. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires that insurers, as well as dental and medical practices and providers, put measures in place to ensure the safety and security of personal and private information as it relates to healthcare data. In this course, you will understand what cybersecurity threats exist and what to do to protect your practice and patient data.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • understand the range of attack techniques
  • learn how to identify cybercrime tactics
  • know best practices for cyber attack prevention
  • safeguard protected health information

Full Sponsor(s):

iCoreConnect, Inc.

Speaker: Mr. Robert McDermott, iCoreConnect, Inc.

About the speaker: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Dowling College; chief executive officer and president, iCoreConnect Inc.

Disclosure: I or members of my immediate family have a financial relationship with iCoreConnect Inc. that may be relevant to this presentation.

Co-Speaker: Mr. David Fidanza

About the speaker: Chief Information Officer, iCoreConnect.

Disclosure: I or members of my immediate family have a financial relationship with iCoreConnect. that may be relevant to this presentation.

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