As a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) serving the dental industry, it’s our duty to ensure the safety and security of your patient’s confidential information. With the rise of cyber threats and data breaches, it’s essential for dental practices to take the necessary steps to protect their sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands. Here’s why choosing a trusted MSSP, like Metallic IT, is crucial for the success of your dental practice.

Threats Facing Dental Practices

Dental practices hold a vast amount of confidential information, including medical records, personal information, and financial details. Unfortunately, cybercriminals view these records as lucrative targets. As a result, dental practices are at high risk. Cyber attacks can cause significant financial and reputational damage to your dental practice, which can take years to recover from.

The most common types of cyber threats facing dental practices include:

  • Phishing attacks: This type of attack involves sending deceptive emails that look like they’re from a legitimate source. The aim is to steal sensitive data, such as passwords or credit card details.

  • Malware attacks: Malware is malicious software designed to harm your computer systems, steal data and disrupt your operations.

  • Ransomware attacks: Ransomware is a type of malware that locks up your computer systems or encrypts your data, demanding a ransom payment in exchange for unlocking them.

Why Choose an MSSP?

Managed Security Services Providers can provide a comprehensive range of security solutions designed to protect your dental practice from cyber threats. Here are the benefits of choosing an MSSP:

  • Expertise: We have a team of security experts who have the knowledge and experience to understand the unique security needs of your dental practice.

  • 24/7 Monitoring: Metallic IT will monitor your computer systems around for any suspicious activity that could indicate a potential threat.

  • Risk assessment: We will conduct a comprehensive risk assessment of your dental practice to identify potential vulnerabilities and address them.

  • Compliance: Our team will ensure your dental practice remains compliant with regulatory requirements, such as HIPAA

  • Data backup: We provide regular data backups to ensure your sensitive information is always secure and available


Choosing a trusted Managed Security Services Provider is crucial for the success of your dental practice. With the rise of cyber threats, protecting your patient’s sensitive data has never been more important. 

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help ensure your dental practice and patient data are secure.