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

Sponcia Featured in Local Blog Series

Paul Sponcia (CEO of The IT Company) and his wife were recently featured on a local blog with a three part series about their commercial and non-profit work, and how it is shaped by who they are [...]

May 16th, 2016 |Categories: CEO, People, Sponcia, Hard Knox

Security Scam of the Week

Compliments of our friends at http://knowbe4.com there is a new social engineering scam attempting to convince end users to update their security software. What's actually happening is the [...]

May 16th, 2016 |Categories: Malware, Security, Scam, Spyware