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Severe HIPAA Penalty Serves as a Warning

The Department  of Health and Human Services released news last week that a HIPAA Covered Entity health care provider has incurred a $1.7M fine as the result of just one unencrypted laptop that went missing from one of their satellite facilities. This penalty was more...

Are You Ready for Your HIPAA Compliance Audit?

Should You Wait for HHS to Come Calling? In February, Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (HHS OCR) announced the return of the HIPAA audit program conducted in 2012. We see more details emerging about their focus in the upcoming round of audits...

Heartbleed Bug Threatens Internet Security and Compliance

Heart Stopping News of Compliance Threat Requires Your Attention In the course of the last week, a critical vulnerability has been discovered in the widely used OpenSSL encryption software. Dubbed Heartbleed because it intercepts data from heartbeat requests in the...

Don’t Let End of Life for Software be the End of Your Security

Compliance Issues Raised by the End of Life for Windows XP Software It’s the end of the road for Windows XP. The very popular and widely used Microsoft operating system will have officially reached its “end of life” for organizations in the United States. As of...