Cyber Umbrella Makes $2 Million in Grants Available for Dental Practice Cybersecurity

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The Penetration Testing Grants program is designed to help dental practices amid the increasing threat of digital incursions and data thefts.

Cyber Umbrella logo | Image Credit: © Cyber Umbrella

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A new $2 million grant program administered by Cyber Umbrella is available to help dental practices test the state of their current IT systems.

The Penetration Testing Grants program is designed to help dental practices assess their risk for becoming the victim of a cyber attack. By conducting these third party penetration tests, Cyber Umbrella aims to help dental practices identify any vulnerabilities in their IT structure.

"Our goal is to reveal hidden vulnerabilities within IT systems and ensure that dental offices, which manage thousands of consumer records, do not operate under a false sense of security," Michael Benson, founder of Cyber Umbrella, says in a press release. "We encourage every dentist to take advantage of our grant while funds are still available. The FBI recently warned the ADA in May about specific hacks targeting dental practices and projected a 300% increase in small business attacks this year. Cyberattacks are on the rise, and even the most vigilant IT departments can miss potential threats. By offering these third-party penetration tests, we aim to provide dental practices with the knowledge of their vulnerabilities and the peace of mind that their systems are secure."

Cyber Umbrella is a nonprofit organization that works to help American businesses test their cybersecurity and safeguard their data. Dental practices can apply for the Penetration Testing Grant program at apply.cyberumbrella.org.

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