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MedBen Puts Its Cybersecurity Measures To The Test

08/05/15

  11:14:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 224 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Security, Privacy

MedBen Puts Its Cybersecurity Measures To The Test

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A new report says that only a small fraction of businesses are fully prepared to deal with cyber attacks. MedBen counts itself among them.

According to BenefitsPro, the report by consulting firm Accenture found that only about half of the 900 companies surveyed had a "continuity plan" that is regularly updated to anticipate future attacks. Moreover, less than 10% run test attacks to test the strength of their security systems.

At MedBen, we committed to the safety of client information. As such, we have a comprehensive cybersecurity plan in place -- including conducting periodic penetration tests, in which outside firms attempt to break into our system.

During our last test in 2014, IBM’s Consulting Unit was unable to breach our defenses, and offered suggestions that improved our security further still. Additional tests are forthcoming, and naturally, MedBen is given no advance notice when they will occur.

The penetration test is critical to our cybersecurity strategy, but it's just one of the many defenses we employ to ensure the safety of medical data. Earlier this year, we posted an article that highlights the external, internal and physical safeguards we currently have in place. And we continually look for additional ways to protect client information.

MedBen clients with questions regarding our cybersecurity measures are welcome to contact Vice President of Information Systems and Chief Privacy Office Rose McEntire at rmcentire@medben.com.

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