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DHS Bad Cookies

HHS warns cookies can be bad for your health information

Are Cookies Bad? Not all cookies are created equally. As a self-professed chocolate cookie aficionado, I can personally attest to this. But last week, the Department of Health and Services alerted us that cookies may also be bad for our health … information. OK, they’re obviously NOT talking about the little sugary treats we’ve all …

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LastPass Security Breach

A bit of egg on my face.

Well, this is a little embarrassing… Last week one of our promoted products, password manager LastPass, announced they had suffered a breach through a third-party cloud storage solution. They disclosed an unknown actor gained access to certain customer information, but they didn’t elaborate. They did emphasize that no customer passwords were exposed since those are …

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MCG health data breach

The lawsuits are flowing in the MCG Health breach. Here’s why it’s bad for you.

Vendor Risk MCG Health is a health information services company providing clinical guidelines to hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. They recently reported a breach that had occurred back in 2020, and already lawsuits from their clients are pouring in. Why does this matter to you? For most care providers, the extent of their data …

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HIPAA breach notification rule

HIPAA Breaches Running at Record Rate

HIPAA Breaches and You In the past 12 months, we’ve averaged over 3.3 million breached healthcare records per month. Aside from the breach of confidentiality this represents, the information in those records is used for financial fraud, insurance fraud, identity theft, and in some cases, blackmail. If it’s not happening or impacting you, it’s easy for …

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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).

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