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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|

5 infrastructure concerns for district technology leaders

Survey reveals student devices are driving the need for more bandwidth The growing need for more internet bandwidth is being pushed by an increase in the number of students with devices, according to CoSN’s Annual Infrastructure Survey. Increases in online assessments and digital content also drive the need for higher bandwidth, according to the report. [...]

By |2016-11-23T00:37:22+00:00November 20th, 2016|Education|

Ransomware and the $99K SMB Shakedown

Quick question: How does parting with nearly a hundred grand because of lax PC security sound to you? According to new research from Kaspersky Lab, small business owners can now add the high cost of a ransomware attack to the litany of reasons why they should protect themselves against this particularly nasty form of malware. [...]

By |2016-11-22T23:18:38+00:00November 17th, 2016|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance, Small & Mid-Size Business|

Three Rules for Dentists Going Chartless or Paperless

There are many great reasons for dental offices to transition from paper charts to digital charts, though change in any capacity always takes work. Rest assured, this change will be well worth your efforts, and those of your staff. Your investment of time and money will not be wasted, and for years to come you’ll [...]

By |2016-11-17T17:38:31+00:00November 16th, 2016|Healthcare|

Do your dental patients witness you violating HIPAA?

HIPAA has been around for 20 years now, yet many dental practices have barely started their HIPAA compliance journey. Despite two decades of regulation, I see multiple violations before even passing the front desk in many offices. As a HIPAA Risk Assessor, I’m trained to look for these things. But have you considered how many [...]

By |2016-11-17T17:39:12+00:00November 16th, 2016|Healthcare|

Preparing Against Current Healthcare Cybersecurity Threats

Monitoring endpoint security and having outside companies conduct risk assessments are key steps to prepare against healthcare cybersecurity threats.  As more healthcare ransomware cases are reported, it becomes even more apparent that organizations of all sizes can no longer assume that they will never be a target of a healthcare cybersecurity attack. Covered entities must [...]

By |2016-11-22T23:20:27+00:00November 16th, 2016|Healthcare, Security & Compliance|

Server FAIL: 3 signs your server is on the brink

Servers, like home furnaces, are critical pieces of infrastructure that should work without issue for many years. But eventually they will start struggling, maybe rattling a bit or not working as efficiently as they once did. They might limp along for a while, but one sad day, they go dark. Maybe it’s a quick component [...]

How to Recognize a Fake Virus Warning

Pop up messages claiming that you have a virus and you are in need of anti-virus software may, ironically, actually contain a virus that could harm your computer, cause costly repairs or, even worse, lead to identity theft. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself from scareware. I have a friend in the [...]

Six Ways to Make Your Dental Practice HIPAA Compliant

Do you think you’ve got everything covered with HIPAA? The growing numbers of reported data breaches say otherwise. Let’s start with the real reasons why dental professionals are confused by HIPAA. You know you need to do something about HIPAA, so you start with an inexpensive do-it-yourself solution. Seems easy enough, but most are written [...]

By |2016-11-17T17:38:53+00:00November 14th, 2016|Healthcare|