cybersecurity

computer vulnerabilities

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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old devices

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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cybersecurity in healthcare

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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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 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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