Health IT Week has become a rallying point for the healthcare industry to face the challenges of advancing services with expanding technology while maintaining the security and level of service patients require.
With the benefits of remote and mobile technologies, we must be realistic about the risks and challenges. See US-CERT’s recommendations for avoiding the Backoff malware and other online threats.
We often see costly breaches caused by stolen laptops or equipment. There are usually simple steps the organization could have taken to increase physical on-site security to prevent the loss of data and resulting fines.
Experts are calling it “catastrophic.” The heart stopping news of this threat to security and compliance requires your attention.
When any IT or technical product reaches its end of life and support is halted, this leaves the tool vulnerable to future exploitation or attack.
Recently, Google announced that it would be willing to sign HIPAA Business Associate agreements (BAA) for organizations required to have such agreements for compliance.