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MLK DAY

MLK would be proud

If MLK were alive today. If MLK were alive today, he would be 93 years old. We would like to believe he would be pleased with the progress he inspired, but, as tech geeks, we also wonder what he would think of how the world has changed. After all, there was no internet, no cell …

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Zero Trust Network Security Configuration

Protecting your business in 2023

Do the basics this year. There are many steps that a small business can take to protect itself from cybersecurity threats, but perhaps the single most important thing a small business can do is to implement a strong password policy. This includes requiring employees to use unique and complex passwords for all of their accounts, …

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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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HIPAA password policy

HIPAA and your password policy – are you compliant?

HIPAA and your password. Thanks to NIST, who in 2017 changed their recommended password policy in publication 800-63B, the change/do not change debate has been ongoing. If you aren’t familiar with the publication, here’s a short news video about it – https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bill-burr-passwords-guidance/ The problem with 90-day password change requirements is that we tend to create simple passwords …

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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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