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The Importance of Data Backups

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The Importance of Data Backups

Data backups are essential in health care for ensuring seamless patient care, compliance with data privacy regulations, and safeguarding against cyber threats. With health care data being a prime target for cyberattacks, back ups serve as a vital defense mechanism to minimize the risk of data breaches and preserve patient privacy by quickly recovering critical medical […]

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Digital Security Essentials

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In this digital age, prioritizing computer security is crucial for all businesses, including optometry clinics. Visual-Eyes Software acknowledges the significance of safeguarding sensitive information. To help you ensure the integrity and confidentiality of your data we provide practical insights through a series of blog articles on our website under the “Security” category. These articles cover essential topics, […]

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Tips to Prevent Losing Crucial Data

Losing patient data can be a nightmare. With some simple preventive measures, you can safeguard your valuable information and ensure the continuity of your practice. Here are some essential tips to help you prevent data loss: 1. Regular and Complete BackupsThe key to preventing data loss is to run regular and complete backups of all […]

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How to Spot Phishing Emails

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Electronic fraud, theft, and other malicious online behaviours, such as phishing, have become an increasing threat. The most common form of phishing involves emails designed to look harmless and trick you into giving up personal information. Types of Phishing Email Phishing – These are often crafted identically to company service provider emails (e.g. Netflix or PayPal), asking […]

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How to Create a Strong Password

Short, simple passwords, though easy to remember, can be a liability. They are easy to guess and with password cracking programs take only seconds to get right. So what is considered a strong password? Weak Passwords Plain words (eg. “optometry” or “abc”) are easily guessed by a computer with a dictionary. Names of family and […]

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The Importance of Keeping Your Software Up to Date

There are multiple reasons why software updates are released and why you should keep them current. This applies equally to Windows, Visual-Eyes and any other software you might run within your clinic. Bugs/Security Exploits – Older software versions may have bugs or known security holes that could be exploited by hackers, which have since been patched. […]

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How to Identify Spam

There has recently been a wave of ransomware programs affecting our clinics. Ransomware is a type of software that locks access to your system until a ransom is paid. We want to ensure that our clinics are diligently using best practices when working within their system to ensure that their patient data remains safe. The […]

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