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Equifax Breach – How Bad Is It Really & Can It Effect My Practice?

October 14, 2017 | Amy Wood It's really bad.  Worse yet, you are on your own when it comes to protecting your identity. Credit Bureaus (Equifax, Experian and Transunion) have a monopoly on your financial credit worthiness and Equifax just compromised your information. Credit bureaus assign a score based on your risk factors that they [...]

By | 2017-10-20T00:22:04+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Healthcare, IT Productivity, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

6 IT nightmares plaguing schools-and 6 solutions to stop them

Posted By Contributor Featured on eSchool News,IT,Management,IT Newsletter From constricted budgets to needing to protect large numbers of devices and users, educational institutions face a unique set requirements for data protection and business continuity. As a result, many school IT departments are struggling to create new data backup and business continuity practices. However, all is [...]

By | 2017-10-20T00:17:08+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Education, IT Productivity, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

Managing the true cost of digital dentistry and technology ownership in our practices

By Gary Kaye, DDS, FAGD Digital dentistry impacts all of us. Dr. Gary Kaye says it is important to know the total cost of ownership of the technology in your practice, so you understand exactly how it affects your bottom line and can anticipate any hidden costs. I suspect that more than two-thirds of the [...]

By | 2017-10-20T00:08:22+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Healthcare, IT Productivity, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

Your medical record is worth more to hackers than your credit card

Reuters:    Caroline Humer, Jim Finkle NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) - Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market. Last month, the FBI warned healthcare providers to guard against cyber attacks after one of the largest U.S. hospital operators, Community Health Systems Inc, said Chinese hackers had [...]

By | 2017-10-20T00:05:38+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

KRACK WI-FI HACK: GOOGLE, APPLE AND MICROSOFT SCRAMBLE TO FIX WPA2 VULNERABILITY

By Anthony Cuthbertson Newsweek Apple, Google, Microsoft and other technology companies have been rushing to address issues related to the Krack Wi-Fi security vulnerability—a flaw that puts any person using wireless internet at risk of being hacked. Technology companies acknowledged problems with the WPA2 encryption used on all modern Wi-Fi routers, with some announcing they [...]

What the Average Worker Doesn’t Know About Security Will Scare You

As security becomes more complex organizations are tasked with making sure that it’s not just the IT department on the lookout for the next threat since malicious actors can get in from anywhere, particularly in a multi-cloud environment. Employees are being trained on cybersecurity best practices, and are adding words like ‘ransomware’ to their lexicon. [...]

By | 2017-08-02T20:58:57+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance, Small & Mid-Size Business|

Protected health information at risk, FBI warns

The FBI in a private industry notification warned health care providers that cybercriminals are actively targeting File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers “operating in ‘anonymous’ mode and associated with medical and dental facilities to access protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII) in order to intimidate, harass and blackmail business owners.” The notification, issued [...]

By | 2017-08-02T20:32:43+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

Lack of Business Associate Agreement Leads to $31K HIPAA Fine

By Admin April 27, 2017 An Illinois pediatric health chain paid a $31,000 HIPAA breach penalty this month after the company it hired to store and manage old paper medical records instead dumped them into an unlocked trash bin at an office park. Center for Children’s Digestive Health (CCDH) – which operates seven clinics across [...]

By | 2017-05-17T20:50:37+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

New Guidelines: End Frequent Password Changes

By Admin  April 24, 2017 The agency that develops information security standards for the U.S. federal government is recommending significant changes to password guidelines, essentially reversing some long-held best practices. Changes to the Digital Identity Guidelines are managed by officials at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a division of the U.S. Department [...]

Stolen Laptop Leads to $2.5 Million HIPAA Breach Penalty

By Admin  April 27, 2017 The theft of a laptop computer containing information of nearly 1,400 patients was among two HIPAA breaches that led a Pennsylvania provider of remote heart monitoring to pay $2.5 million, federal authorities said this week. Malvern-based CardioNet, Inc., essentially had no process at all for securely managing electronic protected health [...]

By | 2017-05-17T20:52:54+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance|