According to Fire Eye’s 2019 report, Beyond Compliance: Cyber Threats and Healthcare, the health caresector is often a target for bad actors. Unfortunately, the ramification s of a cyber attack on a dental practice can be far reaching— especially if protected patient information is compromised. Cyber criminals often follow a familiar pattern, and there are steps you can take during the different stages of an attack to protect your practice. Named the “Cyber Kill Chain” by Lockheed Martin, this model outlines seven steps the cyber criminal must take in order to achieve 4 their goal (please note that there are instances where steps are combined or skipped). In this chart below, we have outlined the various stages in the kill chain and what you can do to mitigate damage to your office.


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