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5 Cybersecurity Tips for Business Travelers

While you are focused on getting to the next meeting or seeing the next client, realize cyber criminals could be focused on you. Plan now to stay safe on your next trip. If your job is to facilitate travel (logistically, technically, or managerially) for your employees, share these important tips to help keep your company’s … Continued

Cybersecurity Training in Healthcare Offers Disappointing Stats

A recent article at HealthITSecurity.com discussed some disappointing stats regarding cybersecurity training in Healthcare. The article “24% of US Health Employees Never Received Cybersecurity Training” highlighted an alarming number of workers in Healthcare are undereducated or lack basic cybersecurity knowledge. They found 24% of US employees had not received any cybersecurity training and 40% were … Continued

7 Steps for Building HIPAA Compliance

How can your company stay HIPAA compliant? Follow these 7 steps to ensure that you are following the necessary procedures to protect your organization’s reputation and data. Are you missing a step or do you need help building compliance? We can help you conduct security risk assessments (SRA); address privacy and compliance changes, and safeguard … Continued

After a HIPAA Breach: Documenting and Reporting

In the first two installments of this series discussing the next steps HIPAA regulated organizations must take after a security breach. So far, we have looked at: Who is Required to Report a Breach? When Do You Need to Report a Breach? Next, let’s discuss what is to be reported following a data breach in … Continued

Why You Should Make Locking Your Computer a Habit

Many security incidents or even breaches are not caused by sophisticated, malicious hackers but by innocent oversight, carelessness, or lack of understanding of security processes and company policies. Ultimately, the worst IT security incident to deal with is the one you know could easily have been prevented. I am optimistic enough about people to not expect my … Continued

How Much Will a Healthcare Data Breach Cost Your Company?

Healthcare data breaches have a large impact on the companies that are attacked. Not only do they cause a financial crisis and upset, but also they also affect the reputation your company has built. See the statistics of healthcare data breach below and learn how you can keep your company protected by implementing an Incidence … Continued

4 Elements of a Strong Security Policy

An effective security management program relies on various moving parts in a concerted effort to build a formidable organizational security posture.  At the foundation of this comprehensive program must be strong documented security policies that reflect the risk appetite of your organization, while providing relevant meaningful direction and value to your organization’s workforce.   What … Continued

Ensure HIPAA Compliance by Updating Malware Protection Software

The easiest way to avoid being the victim of a computer virus or malware that can steal or hold hostage your valuable information is to not make yourself vulnerable in the first place. Just like home security, thieves will look for the unlocked door or the house without a security system. There are too many easy targets … Continued

Will Healthcare Ransomware Attacks Increase in 2019?

Consumers were singled out in the early days of ransomware, but now ransomware distributors have no problem directing their malicious efforts toward much larger groups, locking organizations out of key systems and demanding a hefty fee that often doesn’t provide full accessibility once paid. Attacks targeting healthcare providers have become an increasingly regular occurrence over … Continued

AdventHealth: Healthcare Data Breach Goes Undetected for Over a Year

On March 10, 2019, nearly 42,000 patients who have trusted AdventHealth with their personally identifiable information (PII) and health information will be formally notified that this data has been compromised—for more than sixteen months. The Data Breach In late December, officials from Florida’s AdventHealth Medical Group Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine finally found the hacker’s footprint, … Continued

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