Neil H. Baum, MD, presented “Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Practice” for the Grand Rounds in Urology audience in October 2020.

How to cite: Baum, Neil H. Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Practice” October 2020. Accessed Jan 2021.

Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Practice – Summary:

GRU Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, Professor of Urology at Tulane Medical School, discusses the importance of cybersecurity for protecting your urology practice. He explains that it is necessary to protect patients’ data from hacking and phishing so that you do not need to spend large sums of money to buy it back. Most practices, small and large alike, do not have cybersecurity plans in place, and smaller practices in particular are easy targets. The first step in implementing an effective cybersecurity plan is to educate your employees. Dr. Baum also notes how important it is to build a firewall so that you can protect against phishing, and offers some other suggestions on how you can be proactive against it. Finally, he discusses both why your practice needs to have a response plan in place in case the worst does happen and how to go about creating one.

For more commentary from Dr. Baum, visit his Improving Your Urology Practice page.