Month: November 2015

The Long Anticipated Next Round of HIPAA Audits Finally Taking Shape

We have been urging clients, covered entities and business associates to prepare for almost two years. As I have said many times, being prepared for an audit is more about taking the appropriate and responsible steps toward compliance and security than it is about the likelihood that your organization will actually be chosen. Shifted Focus … Continued

Don’t Fall for Social Engineering Tactics

Your employees may not realize how valuable their access may be to dangerous cyber criminals. Hackers can be very clever when they want the critical data or credentials that your employees possess. Social engineering tactics are designed to obtain secure information (login, customer, patient, or corporate data) by conning a person into revealing the information. Hackers’ … Continued

Cybersecurity Priorities – Following the Lead of the Feds

Last Friday, as many of us had our minds on Halloween plans, Tony Scott released the Cyber Security Strategy and Implementation Plan for federal cybersecurity. Scott, former VMWare exec and sitting federal CIO, released his recommended priorities for federal agencies following the “Sprint” assessment conducted over the summer. One has to think the Federal government, all the … Continued

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