Employee Awareness is Ransomware's Greatest Protection

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a great opportunity to strengthen your human firewall in the war against this ransomware epidemic. We love that term, "Human Firewall" - that is [...]

500 Million Hacked Yahoo Accounts Are A Phishing Paradise. Warn Your Users!

That's right, 500 Million Hacked Yahoo Accounts. This is an old hack, but Yahoo is now providing more information about the hack. Thanks to our friends at knowbe4.com for alerting us about this [...]

September 23rd, 2016 |Categories: Yahoo, OCR, knowbe4.come, Healthcare, Security, HIPAA, ITSecurity, Hacking, Compliance, HHS

FBI Warns That Ransomware Attacks Are Getting More Dangerous And Expensive

This "security" thing continues to become more and more of an issue in our business lives, as well as personal. Recently the FBI posted a warning explaining what the potential losses are, including [...]

Bad guys need to constantly find new ways to lure their victims

"Bad guys need to constantly find new ways to lure their victims. If billing notifications were very common for a while, not all people in a company are working with such kind of documents. Which [...]

August 30th, 2016 |Categories: Healthcare, KnowBe4, Ransomware, Security, HIPAA

Another 3.7M Records Potentially Breached

The hits just keep coming! Arizona-based Banner Health recently announced that it had experienced a cybersecurity attack potentially affecting 3.7 million patients, members and beneficiaries, [...]

August 4th, 2016 |Categories: HealthITSecurity, Healthcare, PCI, HIPAA, Banner, Breach, Compliance

ONC establishes a suite of guides aimed at boosting EHR safety

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced this week that it has issued nine guides to help healthcare organizations assess the safety of electronic health records and to use them [...]

August 2nd, 2016 |Categories: OCR, Healthcare, SAFER, HIPAA, FierceHealthcare, Compliance, HHS

Security: A Checklist for Being Prepared

If we have learned anything over the years of working with healthcare providers (65% of our customers are either providers or Business Associates) we have leasrned that IT Security is paramount. [...]

July 29th, 2016 |Categories: OCR, Healthcare, DR, Security, HIPAA, Compliance

Why do I need to change my passwords?

We are asked this question frequently, and especially from our healthcare customers whose doctors and staff are frustrated by the password policies typically set to change them every 90 days. So, why [...]

July 28th, 2016 |Categories: HITECH, OCR, Healthcare, Security, Passwords, HIPAA, Hacking, Compliance, HHS

Healthcare tops for ransomware incidents in Q2

Roughly 88 percent of all ransomware detected was discovered in healthcare, while the next most targeted industry was education at 6 percent, according to the report, published by Solutionary. One [...]

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