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Ep 25: Making Sure Your Practice Isn’t Low-Hanging Fruit For Ransomware Hackers with Joe Axne

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In today’s episode of The Veterinary Business Success Show, we learn how to keep your practice safe with veterinary IT guru Joe Axne. 

Joe Axne founded his company I.T. Guru in 2007, however, it wasn’t until 2012 that Joe recognized the tremendous unmet need for IT support and guidance in the veterinary field. Since then, Joe has been making a name for his brand in the veterinary industry and is now ‘one of the nation’s most respected and trusted IT support vendors in the veterinary industry’. I.T. Guru’s mission is to educate veterinary practices on their setup and maintenance of IT infrastructure by consistently developing best practices and security measures for Veterinary Hospitals and Clinics.

In this episode, Joe gives us the rundown on what ransomware and malware are and why you need to protect your practice from them. With over 20+ years of experience in IT as well as over 10 years specializing in veterinary IT, he truly is the ‘know it all man’ when it comes to veterinary I.T. 

Outline of this episode:

  • [01:07] The episode kicks off with Joe introducing himself and what he will be talking about during this episode.  
  • [02:38] What IT threats are there today and why are antiviruses are no longer protecting us?
  • [06:27] Are all devices at risk of ‘fishing’ or is it solely desktops?
  • [09:25] What is ransomware and what does it do?
  • [12:21] What are the risks of having your veterinary practice hacked?
  • [14:33] Ad break – join Leaders.
  • [15:50] The episode continues with Brendan asking Joe, what are the barriers that prevent practice owners from protecting their practice devices.
  • [18:47] Do we need to protect ourselves from all types of hacking?
  • [20:51] Brendan asks Joe what the protection process is.
  • [25:08] What do extra layers of protection offer?
  • [29:05] Firewalls – what are they, and what do they do?
  • [31:02] The episode wraps up to an end. 

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