In the past few years, many veterinary practices have moved their applications to the cloud due to its significant benefits, including the ability to scale up fast, its cost-effectiveness, and the top-of-the-line enterprise-class technology it provides. Unfortunately, most practice owners that migrate do not consider the cybersecurity angle that comes with such a migration, which exposes their practices to new vulnerabilities because cloud computing provides cybercriminals with an increased attack surface.
During the migration process, most veterinary practices are also unaware that they are entering into a “shared responsibility” cybersecurity model, which means that, for the most part, they will be responsible for protecting their data in the cloud environment. Therefore, despite cutting IT infrastructure costs for most veterinary practices, the risk of getting attacked by cybercriminals still looms, and practice owners need to take an active role in ensuring they are protecting their clients’ and employees’ data.
In this article, we will look at some of the biggest risks that practice owners should be aware of when migrating their services to the cloud. We will also offer solutions to some of the cybersecurity problems practice owners should expect to encounter. Below are the top 5 risks that Practice owners should expect.