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FBI Warns of Credible Cybersecurity Threat to Dental Practices

The ADA is urging all dental practices to remain vigilant after the Association and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons were contacted May 6 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding a credible cybersecurity threat to the practices of oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

The FBI said that as of that date, there were no known cyberattack victims, but that the agency is working proactively to raise awareness to help prevent victimization.

The FBI suspects the group behind the cyberattacks may be shifting tactics to oral and maxillofacial surgery practices after targeting plastic surgeons last year.

While the current threat is focused on oral and maxillofacial surgeons, the FBI is concerned that the practices of general dentists and other specialists could also eventually be targeted.

The 5/7/24 ADA Alert can be found here.

This is another reminder of the importance of securing a strong cyber liability insurance policy for your dental practice or small business.

To help protect our clients from a data breach and/or cyber-attack, R.K. Tongue Co. has partnered with the Cyber Protector Plan to offer robust coverage and expert assistance in the event a cyber incident does occur.

For more information, please contact us at info@rktongue.com or 410.752.4008 and one of cyber liability insurance experts will help design a plan that is right for and your business.