cybersecurity

HIPAA-Changes 2022

Get ready for major HIPAA changes

HIPAA Changes Ahead In January of 2021, we reported on an amendment to the HITECH act by congress that intended to advance HIPAA compliance and enforcement. The idea was to incentivize Covered Entities to adopt best practices for cybersecurity by reducing the penalty structure for those who did so, and still suffered a breach or were …

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hospital cyber attacks

The hospital attack that wasn’t

How Boston Children’s dodged an attack This past week the FBI released details on a cyberattack against Boston Children’s Hospital in November of last year. Prior to the attack, CISA and others sent alerts out to the healthcare community warning stakeholders of an imminent state-sponsored cyberattack. There were no specifics to the threat given at …

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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 violatons fines

HIPAA Fines Show How You Are Failing

HIPAA violations are on the rise. Although we didn’t hear too much about breach-related HIPAA violations during the pandemic, incidents were occurring, and the violations are now being pursued and published. The result is a steady stream of penalty announcements coming from OCR that should get everyone’s attention. Most recently, MetroHealth System in Ohio announced …

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Critical Chrome and Microsoft Edge Updates

Critical Google and Microsoft updates

Critical Update Alert Recently Microsoft and Google released a critical security update to their browsers. Since you likely use these browsers in your environment, you need to ensure that they stay up to date. Below we have included sets of instructions for updating these browsers. Please follow the guides for both browsers and perform these updates …

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Windows 11 budget

Why Windows 11 needs to be in your 2022 budget

You need Windows 11 – NOW Another Intel chip, another iPhone, Galaxy, Chromebook, etc., it seems we’re always being presented with the latest and greatest version of the technology we’re using. While most updated software and devices are feature-packed with nice-to-have additions, the choice to update is often driven by desire, rather than necessity. In …

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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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