Statement from Robert McDermott - President & CEO, iCoreConnect
This week has brought reports of a number of U.S. dental offices held by ransomware. These incidents were made possible by the design of the practices' backup and management software. These attacks highlight critical differences in FDAS Crown Savings preferred practice software iCoreDental, which cannot be ransomed in this way. The systems in the news reports effectively allow key patient data to reside on actual computers in a dental practice, opening up a channel for criminals to exploit security vulnerabilities in the practice’s devices. In contrast, iCoreDental does not store any patient data on the practice’s actual computers. Instead, iCoreDental is constantly displaying data from remote HIPAA-compliant data centers with high levels of security. The result is a security barrier between the actual patient data and the practice computers themselves. Even if a computer in the practice gets infected, it cannot infect iCoreDental practice management software and patient data. In such a case, the practice would simply need to log in to iCoreDental from another computer to resume full use of their practice management software and patient data.
Software design and cyber security is complex. FDAS Crown Savings has performed thorough evaluations of currently available software to recommend the security and usability of iCoreDental from iCoreConnect.