Free Technology Lunch & Learn

  • Tue, Apr 21, 2020 | 12:00 PM - Wed, Apr 22, 2020 | 2:00 PM
  • Address: CA, US
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"Why Technology Budgeting & Cybersecurity Go Together" 

2 Dates & Locations Offered  - 1 Ce Unit

There are several expenses necessary to keep the doors of a private dental practice open.  Providing adequate cybersecurity resources should not be an afterthought.

This course will cover:  

1. Allocate a security budget, which should be used to purchase products and services such as annual security consulting or security software. 

2. Technology, Investment vs. Expense.

  • Hardware Refreshes, Rental vs. Purchase

  • Support, Hardware &  Software

  • Reactive vs Proactive

  • Uptime

3. BDR - Properly implementing and maintaining these backups may require hardware purchases and ongoing payments to a technical staff, that protect your data when your on-site network is breached.  Malware is always getting smarter, and the current trend is to seek out, capture, and withhold in-network backups; thus, the only truly safe data is that which must be physically accessed to restore.

4. Cyber Terminology & Risks that exist.

5. Budgeting helps mitigate the Risk of Dental Cybersecurity attacks.

6.  Do the Math: Budget Example, categories. 

Cybersecurity Best Practices

A high percentage of breaches occur when attackers exploit an unpatched or outdated link in an otherwise secure digital network. This, in turn, often grants hackers access to other parts of the system, rendering useless other security measures.  When it comes to cybersecurity for dental offices, attacks such as ransomware have a higher-than-average chance of success.

Cybersecurity is Everyone's Job - Cyber-attacks routinely exploit vulnerable human behaviors to gain entry.


  • Protect Your Data, i. Types of Disasters.

  • Not all backups have recovery that is created equal.

  • Maintaining HIPAA Compliance.

  • Engage in safe online behavior i. Encrypted Emails.

  • Avoid popups, unknown emails and links.

  • Use complex passwords and two factor authentications when possible.

  • Avoid personal use on the dental network.

  • Keep all Wi-Fi safe (Internet of Things)

  • Invest in Security systems i. Talk to your IT Department.

  • Business Associate agreements.

  • Hardware and software are in good health with latest security updates and protection features.

  • Employee remote access.

  • Embrace a cybersecurity awareness training program for employees and remote workers.


*Members - Free     *Staff - $25.00

Register Here For Fremont Location April 21, 2020

Register Here For Pleasanton Location April 22, 2020

All registrations MUST be made in advance by (no later than March 31st) and are not confirmed until payment is received in full.  *Attendees who No-Show or who fail to give 72 hour's notice for cancellation to the Central Office will not receive a refund. *No Walk-In's will be guaranteed a space.  *No Children Allowed at CE Events.