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MedBen Uses Multiple Means to Guard Against Cyberattacks


  10:41:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 241 words,  
Categories: News, Security, Privacy

MedBen Uses Multiple Means to Guard Against Cyberattacks


A hospital in Los Angeles made national headlines recently when, following a cyberattack that disabled the facility's computer devices for over a week, it paid a $17,000 ransom to regain system access. However unusual the circumstances may seem, the threat of this type of attack is genuine, and it's the reason that MedBen employs multiple safety protocols to guard against it.

MedBen maintains constant vigilance against cyberattacks, using a series of external, internal and physical safeguards. Among the keys to our cybersecurity strategy are multiple layered hardware devices which prevent access to our internal networks. Additionally, all incoming and outgoing emails are scanned by a hardware device to detect and quarantine malware, and all devices accessing the Internet must pass through a hardware device that scans the traffic in either direction.

As a further measure of security, MedBen is subjected to an annual penetration test from an outside auditing firm. The timing of these tests and the manner in which they are executed is unknown to anyone at MedBen. The most recent breach attempt in 2015 proved unsuccessful – the same result as all previous tests.

The security and privacy of client information is of paramount importance to MedBen, as is ensuring uninterrupted systems operation. We make it our mission to earn your continuing trust in every way possible.

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

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