10 Best Practices for Secure Web Browsing for Senior Living Communities

We all know how easy it is to get distracted while surfing the ‘Net.  A related story here, a special offer there, and suddenly you’re running in a whole different direction from where you started. However, that seemingly innocuous link may prove to be a trap, divulging information you never intended to share. So it’s increasingly important you develop browsing habits that will help you improve the security of your online activities.

Below we've put together a list of simple recommendations that will significantly strengthen your browsing security.

vcpi is headed to ASHA

 

  The vcpi team is heading to Phoenix for the 2022 American Seniors Housing Association Annual Meeting. We are so excited to kick off 2022 meeting up at the nation's premier organization for executives in the senior living industry.

The Benefits of a Digital Workspace

The importance of providing an effective digital workspace has been accelerated by the ongoing pandemic. This crisis has greatly increased the adoption of remote working, the use of mobile devices, and the need to provide your employees with a platform to easily and securely access the applications and information they need to collaborate on a daily basis. In addition, the unprecedented adoption and convergence of mobility, cloud, virtualization, and advanced cybersecurity technologies presents a challenging ecosystem for IT teams to maintenance and manage. Traditional workspaces are quickly becoming a thing of the past, while digital workspaces are becoming powerful competitive differentiators as businesses seek new levels of agility in their processes, and service delivery methods, while providing greater flexibility for their employees by optimizing the remote collaboration experience.

Announcing: Dan Bradford - HDI Brew City 2021 Analyst of the Year!

In 2004 HDI, an international organization for technical support professionals, introduced the Analyst of the Year award. Each year, HDI works with their local chapters around the globe to identify the industry's top first-level support analyst. Individuals who are nominated at the local chapter level compete with their peers locally, regionally, and globally for this prestigious award.  

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This is the perfect reminder to audit your cybersecurity infrastructure, policies, and procedures. Doing this annually will help keep your Senior Living or Post-Acute Care organization safe from cybercriminals.

How IT Plays a Big Role in Senior Living M&A

Our team works diligently to fully understand our senior care clients' needs and strategic growth directions.  We strive to deliver solutions to clients before they need them, essentially, to skate where the puck is going, not to where it has been. For many years, we've provided technology infrastructure planning and reliable implementation for senior living clients that are pursuing mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. 

Physiatry in Post-acute Rehab in the age of COVID-19

As part of Micah Hunt’s popular “Virtual Presentation Friday” event, vcpi’s Gary Jones joins Dr. Deborah Oranchak and Glen Rundell on January 22, 2021 from 11-12 EST for a live discussion focused on the role of physiatrists (physicians specializing in rehab and tele-rehab) in restoring functional ability and improving outcomes for those with physical or cognitive impairments or disabilities.

Don't Fall For It!!!

Think that email offering a $5 Starbucks gift card is legitimate?  Received an email from the bank but didn’t expect it?  Is your healthcare provider asking for sensitive information via email?  Don’t fall for it! This technique is called phishing, and it’s a way hackers con you into providing your personal information or account data. Once your info is obtained, hackers create new user credentials or install malware (such as backdoors) into your system to steal sensitive data.

Argentum 2020 Senior Living Executive Conference

Argentum's Senior Living Executive Conference is happening live online September 22-24. While we are disappointed that we will not be together in person, you can stop by our virtual booth to chat about your IT needs and challenges, learn about new services like telehealth, vCIO and register to win a tech assessment valued at $2,500!

Vishing on the Rise

No that is not a typo. Phone phishing, or vishing, is the criminal practice of using the telephone system to gain access to personal and financial information for the purpose of committing fraud. Vcpi has noticed an uptick in vishing over the past several months. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “Malicious cyber criminals are attempting to leverage interest and activity in COVID-19 to launch coronavirus-themed campaigns.”

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