Alex Thompson

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Three cyber holes to be aware of

Three cyber weaknesses you can prevent. The list of computer vulnerabilities is growing rapidly right now. While this is an ongoing trend, the pace has picked up of late. Some may blame Russia, but in truth, they’re just one part of the problem. The reality is the bulk of attacks are for financial gain, and …

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The hole in your cybersecurity you may be overlooking

Unsecure Devices Most of you likely know that printers, scanners, and multifunction devices have been a weak link for cybersecurity for many network administrators. There are several reasons for this. First, like many networked medical devices, there was no built-in process for software updates, so when a security vulnerability was identified, few devices received patches. …

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OCR Cybersecurity Training Video

OCR Training Video

Are You Tired of Hearing It? Just SHUT UP ALREADY – I know some of you are thinking that. We’ve been going on and on about the importance of cybersecurity training, and I know more than a few of you are getting tired of it. So what do we do about that? We DOUBLE down! …

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When cybersecurity training isn’t enough – what next?

Beyond Training – You Can’t Stop There. We’ve talked a lot about training lately because it is the single best tool you have to keep your network secure. However, it’s not bulletproof. Two weeks ago Microsoft issued patches for over 85 security weaknesses across all of their Windows operating systems, including patches to close known …

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Three ways to improve your cybersecurity

Three Steps You MUST Take Now. Cybersecurity professionals are sounding the alarm in agreement that we are about to experience another uptick in cybersecurity attacks. They cite numerous reasons for this coming storm. The most significant concern is the increased tensions we have with the usual cast of cyber-attacking state actors – Russia, China, North …

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Week 2 of Cyber awareness month!

Cyberthreats on the rise – what do you do? At a recent discussion in Texas on cybersecurity in healthcare, technology experts were in agreement that cyber threats were increasing and getting more sophisticated. When we consider the options, we can boil them down to two – tighter network lockdowns, and more training. Let’s consider those …

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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness – Are you ready

Are You Prepared? Here comes Ian, expecting to hit Florida soon. Use this as a wake-up call to review your own emergency preparedness. Many of you have recently experienced natural disasters. Be it hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, or fires, being prepared counts when it matters most. Those of us in the healthcare profession have more to …

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Are you vulnerability to these attacks?

The Importance of Patching Most of us know about patch Tuesday – the second Tuesday of every month is when Microsoft releases its software patches. Most IT companies either manually update client systems or have them set to run automatically. Like most software companies, we’re accustomed to regular patch releases to help keep our systems …

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Your EHR is failing you for HIPAA compliance

EHR & HIPAA A recent report published by Cynergistek presented data showing less than half of the nation’s healthcare institutions comply with the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). The CSF is a best-practices roadmap for healthcare organizations to align their technologies with both HIPAA and cybersecurity conformity. But digging into the numbers …

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HIPAA Security Reminders


HIPAA Security Suite has developed a weekly HIPAA Security Reminder series that’s FREE for all of us who are responsible for, or engaged in, the use and protection of PHI.

Pursuant to Section 164.308(a)(5) of the HIPAA Security Rule, the Standard states: Implement a security awareness and training program for all members of its workforce (including management).

This standard is part of our Best Practices Recommendations for HIPAA Security Suite users, but it’s available for FREE to anyone who wants to comply with HIPAA using the easiest, best tools available.

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