Cybersecurity

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Think it can’t happen to you — Think again

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 identifying information, such as names, dates of birth, addresses, and Social Security numbers, from more than 650 patients, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance announced [...]

Healthcare Data Breach Costs Remain Highest Among Industries

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 per record, the highest of any industry for the eighth straight year. By Fred Donovan Health IT Security In their 2018 Cost of a Data [...]

By |2018-08-02T01:18:34+00:00August 1st, 2018|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

HIPAA Security Rule Requires Physical Security of Equipment

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 PHI. By Fred Donovan HealthIT Security While most HIPAA Security Rule violations involve electronic data breaches, healthcare providers and business associates could also face a [...]

By |2018-08-02T01:18:52+00:00August 1st, 2018|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

What is the Newest Small Business Cybersecurity Threats

By: Pedro Hernandez Ransomware was a persistent threat throughout all of 2017, and things may be getting worse going into 2018, cautions Bogdan "Bob" Botezatu, senior e-threat analyst at cybersecurity firm Bitdefender. According to his company's recent Global Threat Landscape Report for 2017 (PDF), 2017 saw the emergence of over 160 ransomware families, each of [...]

By |2018-03-16T18:12:43+00:00March 16th, 2018|Latest News, Security & Compliance, Small & Mid-Size Business|

Why Older Computers and Outdated Hardware Pose Security Risks

By Marcie Geffner: Bankrate Cybercrime experts often tell consumers to upgrade their technology to protect themselves from credit and debit card fraud, identity theft and other financial scams. But is upgrading your hardware and software really necessary? Yes, says Shirley Inscoe, senior analyst at Aite Group, a research, consulting and analytics firm in Boston. “Consumers [...]

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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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 [...]

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+00:00August 2nd, 2017|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance|