Warnings of Current HIPAA Compliance Scams

The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released a warning of fraudulent postcards targeting healthcare organizations. 

The Cost of a Breach- How to Mitigate by Creating Human Firewalls, with Karen Clark.

It’s no secret that the ongoing circumstances our society face, are highlighting the priority of your company’s cybersecurity. While hearing security warnings and determining steps to take in [...]

Children’s Medical Center Issued $3.2M OCR HIPAA Penalty

Ouch! The part about this that really stings is this opening line "Children’s Medical Center of Dallas (Children’s) was recently given an OCR HIPAA civil money penalty due to ePHI disclosure and [...]

February 8th, 2017 |Categories: OCR, Penalties, Healthcare, HealthcareIT, HIPAA, Compliance

Healthcare Data Breaches, Ransomware Top Challenges in 2017

The latest Black Book poll (Read it here) of healthcare PR clients showed that physician satisfaction and medico-legal problems are no longer the key concerns, and that 2017 will see a higher [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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