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RISK MANAGEMENT UPDATES

 

 

OMSNIC SELECTS BLACK TALON SECURITY AS EXCLUSIVE CYBER SECURITY PROVIDER FOR MEMBERS

 

Unprecedented Agreement Set to Protect Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Patient Data

 

 

 

OMS National Insurance Company (OMSNIC), the leading provider of professional liability insurance coverage for oral and maxillofacial surgeons, has entered into an agreement with Black Talon Security to be the exclusive provider of Cyber Security solutions for OMSNIC’s members. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery specialty is changing quickly and is susceptible to sophisticated Cyber Security attacks. In addition, the HIPAA Security Rule mandates that all healthcare practitioners take steps to protect their practice and patient information. With this change in landscape, practitioners need a partner that understands the technology and the specialty.

 

“As the leader in risk management in the oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) specialty, it was very important to OMSNIC that we find a company we can trust to help our members comply with the HIPAA Security Rule and ensure their practices are safeguarded from cyber-attacks,” said Bill Passolt, OMSNIC President and CEO. “Black Talon Security has the industry knowledge and technology in place to protect our members.”

 

“We are excited for the opportunity to provide Cyber Security protection for OMSNIC members. Our team has extensive experience in the OMS specialty which allows us to provide guidance, training and services that are relevant to the OMS practice. Our mission is to protect and prevent cyber-attacks and fines due to lack of protection. This mission aligns with the core values of OMSNIC, making this an easy decision for their members,” said Gary Salman, Chief Executive Officer at Black Talon Security.

 

OMS practices need to assess the effectiveness of their Cyber Security efforts by utilizing vulnerability scanning and penetration testing. Black Talon Security performs these tests through independent verification, validation and security assessments. The agreement provides OMSNIC members with exclusive discounts on Black Talon Security services, including: a cyber security audit, staff training, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing. Practitioners can learn more about these services here or contact Black Talon Security at 800-683-3797.

 

About OMSNIC

 

OMSNIC is the leading provider of professional liability insurance to OMS nationwide. OMSGuard® from OMSNIC is the standard of excellence in OMS practice protection and the only liability program dedicated to the complex practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Owned and operated by OMS, OMSNIC is exclusively endorsed by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Information regarding OMSNIC’s products and services can be found at www.omsnic.com.

 

About Black Talon Security, LLC

 

A cyber security company focusing on protecting dentists and specialists from cyber security incidents and helping them achieve HIPAA compliance through education, training and documentation. Information on services and testimonials can be found at www.blacktalonsecurity.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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