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 [...]

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. [...]

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

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

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

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 [...]

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

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, [...]

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
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