Is Pokémon Go Safe?

As you've probably already seen, there is a new craze taking the mobile world by storm - Pokémon Go. Here are some excerpts from a great article from our friends at KnowBe4:

Secure Texting in Healthcare, CMS Guidance

The Joint Commission has delayed the removal of the secure texting ban for physician orders, saying that more guidance is needed. The previously announced secure texting ban removal by the Joint [...]

July 19th, 2016 |Categories: OCR, Text Messaging, Text, Healthcare, CMS, HIPAA, HHS

Ransomware is Serious Business

Ransomware is serious business and it continues to proliferate throughout the world. In particular, hackers have focused intensely on the Healthcare industry. This is due to several factors, [...]

OCR HIPAA Desk Audits are Coming

As many of you in the Healthcare arena have heard me, and others, say the HIPAA audits are coming. We fully expect a day when audits are a regular course of business similar to the way it is [...]

July 14th, 2016 |Categories: OCR, Healthcare, Security, Audit, HIPAA, ITSecurity, Compliance

Healthcare Cyberattacks Occur Monthly

In a poll of 535 healthcare IT and IT security practitioners, 48 percent said their organization had a breach involving loss or exposure of patient information in the past year. They cited some of [...]

OCR warns about dangers of security vulnerabilities in third-party apps

Third-party software applications can put healthcare organizations at risk for security vulnerabilities, even if entities deploy operating system updates, according to an email alert from the [...]

##Security Alert: More Ransomware

Security Alert. Beware of a particularly nasty variant of ransomware that is going far beyond encrypting your harddrive. This one is particularly scary because traditional email filters and [...]

HIPAA audits will require quick response

More guidance continues to flow about the ensuing and upcoming round of HIPAA audits. This time "quick response" is the word.

May 20th, 2016 |Categories: OCR, Technology, Healthcare, HIPAA, Compliance, HHS

Survey Says! IT Spending Increasing for Healthcare

In a recent survey from Cloud Provider Peak10 Healthcare Executives say IT spending will increase, primarily in these three areas:

##Security Alert: Tech support scammers start locking Windows computers

Security Bulletin Tech support scammers are becoming increasingly more clever and are using new tactics to up with a new ways to trick users into sharing their payment card information. The latest [...]

May 18th, 2016 |Categories: Security, Scammer