As we near halfway through 2015, organizations have found cyber crime to be a higher threat than ever anticipated. Traditional security measures and software programs do not rival against the persistent and tactical efforts of cyber criminals. It's an issue that will continue to be talked about and has been ranked as the top national security threat, above that of terrorism, espionage and weapons of mass destruction.
It's no joking matter, and as the government continues to try and find ways to block out these criminals, the truth is, it's getting harder and harder to do. On average there are 556 million victims of cyber crime each year, 1.5 million per day. These cyber criminals have no discrimination; businesses, medical healthcare, banking, government, educational, you name it, it's been a target. The cost of these breaches total an estimated 100 billion globally each year.
This is not meant to scare you or make you buy a million dollars' worth of security management software. It's merely to help shed some light on the severity of the problem in hopes that you will more closely assess your tools and processes. Routinely checking your security software and noting any unfamiliar activity can go a long way. Make time for security so that you don't have to worry about a breach.
By now you have probably heard of our new medical waste division or seen it in the side bar of our newsletters, as shown above. We are proud to announce this new division that will be servicing the Chicagoland area in addition to Northern Indiana and Southern Wisconsin.
AMS Med Waste LLC is a provider of medical waste services which includes transportation, treatment and disposal services of all Regulated Medical Waste (RMW). We offer disposal services for regulated medical waste, pathology, and pharmaceutical drugs. AMS also offers an onboarding training session for the proper handling and packaging of your medical waste including training manuals.
Clients are supplied with reusable red containers, including liners, which are bar coded for transportation of the waste materials. Alternative cardboard boxes are provided in case of an overflow. Service schedules are based on client needs and requests for service are available online via a secure client login.
Gloves, personal protective equipment, gauze, and bandages are among the items that are considered medical waste and should be disposed of properly. Sharps waste includes but is not limited to: needles, syringes, blades, needles with attached tubing and contaminated surgical instruments. In addition to these services we have also implemented a take back program for hazardous pharmaceutical waste.
Contact AMS Med Waste for additional information