HENRY SCHEIN MEDICAL HELPS PHYSICIAN PRACTICES MITIGATE RISK OF RANSOMWARE ATTACKS AND LOST REVENU
Company Enters Into Distribution Agreement with Black Talon Security
MELVILLE, N.Y., March 8, 2021 -- Henry Schein Medical, the medical business of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), has entered into a distribution agreement with Black Talon Security LLC, one of the leading providers of cybersecurity solutions and data breach security for the health care market. The cybersecurity company is focused on protecting health care providers and practices from cybersecurity incidents and data breach security while helping practitioners with compliance through education, training, cyber investigations, and documentation.
Black Talon offers advanced solutions that can help mitigate ransomware attacks and encrypt critical files, while also helping to avoid local and cloud backups from being destroyed or data from being stolen, resulting in lost revenue and productivity for physician practices. In addition, Black Talon offers three specific capabilities to help protect practice data, including: vulnerability management tools, which locate known vulnerabilities on external and internal network devices; penetration tests (performed by Black Talon’s ethical hackers) to help identify exploitable systems not detected by vulnerability scans; and use of its predictive threat intelligence software that enables Black Talon to proactively find ‘unlocked doors and windows’ on a network.
“At Henry Schein, we are committed to offering best-of-breed solutions customers can rely on, helping to ensure customers’ top focus is delivering optimal patient care,” said Michael Casamassa, Vice President of Solutions, Henry Schein Medical. “As our customers’ trusted advisor, it is important to help ensure health care providers remain open and available to deliver needed care to patients, and help avoid lost production and revenue that may result from data breaches.”
Media outlets, such as Health IT Security and Healthcare IT News, have reported a surge of cyber and ransomware attacks targeting medical practices of all sizes due to a highly lucrative and target-rich environment. Because of these ongoing threats, Black Talon also offers comprehensive cybersecurity awareness training, empowering doctors and staff to make educated decisions when interacting with email and using the internet. This training, which has been provided to thousands of physician offices across the U.S., can help reduce ‘click risk’ and help maintain best practices in cybersecurity.
“Black Talon Security is thrilled to offer Henry Schein Medical’s customers a unique and tailored solution for their individual cybersecurity needs, especially as the threat of attack rises among physician practices,” said Gary Salman, CEO, Black Talon Security, LLC. “Having a deep understanding of how medical practices integrate technology, the type of technology used, and their interactions with third party vendors, we can help deliver a comprehensive cybersecurity solution, prioritizing threats based on risk.”
To find out more about Black Talon’s cybersecurity solutions distributed by Henry Schein, visit Henry Schein Medical’s new SolutionsHub website: https://www.henryscheinsolutionshub.com/.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With more than 19,000 Team Schein Members worldwide, the Company's network of trusted advisors provides more than 1 million customers globally with more than 300 valued solutions that help improve operational success and clinical outcomes. Our Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions help office-based dental and medical practitioners work more efficiently so they can provide quality care more effectively. These solutions also support dental and medical laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, as well as other alternate care sites.
Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items.
A FORTUNE 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500® index, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., and has operations or affiliates in 31 countries and territories. The Company's sales reached $10.1 billion in 2020, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 12 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.
About Black Talon Security, LLC
Black Talon is a cybersecurity company focused on protecting medical professionals from cybersecurity incidents while helping them with compliance through education, training and documentation. Information on their services can be found at www.blacktalonsecurity.com.