How long does it take to recover from a ransomware infection?

It Takes 33 Hours according to a recent survey by Vanson Bourne of 500 cybersecurity decision makers that was sponsored by SentinelOne.

Healthcare attorneys call cybersecurity a growing concern

According to a survey undertaken by Bloomberg Law and the American Health Lawyers Association where both corporate attorneys and in-house counsel were polled, 97 percent of respondents believe they [...]

November 13th, 2016 |Categories: OCR, Social Engineering, APT, Blomberg, Healthcare, Security, HIPAA, Compliance, HHS

Ransomware top concern for health IT, security execs - is it yours?

Is security in your top 3 - 5 initiatives and concerns for your business as you enter 2017?

Ransomware attacks on med devices a real possibility

A report issued last year remains relevant today, especially on the heels of the recent attack on public internet DNS provider Dyn that effectively shut down 1/3 of the internet for a full day. This [...]

November 10th, 2016 |Categories: OCR, Social Engineering, Healthcare, FDA, dhs, Security, HIPAA, Compliance, HHS

Providers must be 'defensive' against ransomware

A recent blog post at FierceHealthcare outlined some notes from a panel discussion held at a conference co-hosted by the Health and Human Services Department's Office for Civil Rights and the [...]

November 9th, 2016 |Categories: OCR, Social Engineering, Healthcare, Security, HIPAA, Compliance

HIPAA issues: A recurring nightmare for feds, industry stakeholders HIPAA issues

A great post from the folks at FierceHealthcare as a wrap up to the recent annual meeting on HIPAA and Cybersecurity outlines the challenges for everyone involved. Two pertinent paragraphs outlined [...]

November 8th, 2016 |Categories: OCR, Healthcare, Security, HIPAA, Compliance


A recent blog from FierceHealthcare outlines the growing rise in the criminal world of Cybercrime-as-a-Service that is specifically focused on the healthcare industry. The focus is sharpening due to [...]

November 7th, 2016 |Categories: Technology, Healthcare, Cybercrime, Security, HIPAA, Compliance, Intel

Move Beyond HIPAA 101 and More OCR Fines on the Way

Providers especially, and the industry as a whole, continue to struggle with HIPAA compliance. Much of it continues to be a box checking mentality that physicians and their administrators or CEO's [...]

October 24th, 2016 |Categories: OCR, Healthcare, HIPAA, Compliance

Yes, The HIPAA Technical Safeguards Can Work To Prevent Healthcare Data Breaches

As hacking and cyberattacks continue to occur and lead to healthcare data breaches, technical safeguards are become increasingly important for healthcare organizations.

October 10th, 2016 |Categories: OCR, Healthcare, Security, HIPAA, Compliance, HHS

Healthcare Providers Be Prepared, More Oversight is Coming

The Department of Health and Human Services needs to improve its security and privacy guidance and oversight program, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

October 7th, 2016 |Categories: OCR, Healthcare, NIST, GAO, Security, HIPAA, Compliance, HHS