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Beware of ransomware: Here’s how to protect your district

By |August 1st, 2018|Education, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

BY SAM CURRY 3 important steps and some free resources to help prevent cyber-abuse A new, disturbing pattern has cropped back up that is reminiscent of some nasty behavior from [...]

Software Patching integral to PHI Data Security

By |August 1st, 2018|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance, Small & Mid-Size Business|

Healthcare organizations and vendors are responsible for identifying and mitigating the risks unpatched software poses to ePHI as part of their HIPAA compliance, OCR advised in its June Cybersecurity Newsletter. [...]

Think it can’t happen to you — Think again

By |August 1st, 2018|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance, Small & Mid-Size Business|

DENTAL RECEPTIONIST GETS PRISON TERM FOR IDENTITY THEFT, LARCENY Annie Vuong, a former receptionist at a New York-based dental office, was given 2-6 years in state prison for stealing personal [...]

Healthcare Data Breach Costs Remain Highest Among Industries

By |August 1st, 2018|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

Healthcare Data Breach Costs Remain Highest Among Industries In their 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Report, IBM and the Ponemon Institute found that healthcare data breach costs average $408 [...]

7 Steps for getting right with NIST 800-171

By |August 1st, 2018|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance, Small & Mid-Size Business|

The deadline for defense contractors and subcontractors to implement the information security requirements listed in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171 has come and [...]

HIPAA Security Rule Requires Physical Security of Equipment

By |August 1st, 2018|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

While most HIPAA Security Rule violations involve electronic data breaches, healthcare providers and business associates could also face a violation for failing to physically secure computers and other equipment holding [...]