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Top Phishing Attack Subject Line

Every type of industry and every person is at risk of phishing attempts. However the healthcare industry is a particularly large target. Healthcare databases contain an extremely large a variety of personal information, including addresses, dates of birth, social security numbers, and payment methods. The healthcare industry has access to more personal data than most [...]

October 16th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare, Phishing|Tags: , , |

Recent Events Recap!

No one wants to find out that they have fallen victim to a cyber attack or any type of technical scam. At The IT Company, we value the opportunity to go out into the community and have discussions that alert people about evolving and reoccurring information on these topics. While there is no “take these [...]

September 4th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare, Security|Tags: , , , , |

5 Things Every Healthcare Provider Must Be Doing To Protect Themselves From Cyber Criminals

Five things every healthcare provider must do to protect themselves against cyber criminals: In today’s healthcare environment technology has become the critical backbone to the daily delivery of services, but providers in the healthcare space have historically done a poor job of keeping up with and properly securing and managing their IT systems. Cybercriminals know [...]

April 24th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare, Security|Tags: , , , , , |

Anthem data breach was caused by a foreign nation attacker

The large-scale cybersecurity attack on Anthem in 2015 that led to 78.8 million consumer records potentially being exposed in a data breach was caused by a foreign nation attacker, according to the California Department of Insurance. This was all started by a phishing email: It was also found that the initial breach occurred on  February [...]

February 9th, 2017|Categories: Data Breach, Healthcare, HIPAA, Phishing, Security, Social Engineering|Tags: , , |

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 several years of HIPAA non-compliance, according to a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) release." Several years of HIPAA non-compliance “OCR’s investigation [...]

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

Patients are the ones suffering from EMR adoption

A recent article over at FierceHealthcare is pointing out the problem of our automated and digital advancements diverting physicians attention from the patient to the systems, increasing patient frustration. Technology has advanced medicine in many ways, but it has also led physicians to focus more on data than patients, said best-selling author Abraham Verghese, M.D. Verghese, [...]

December 9th, 2016|Categories: EHR, Healthcare, Technology|Tags: , , , |

Former executive assistant director of the FBI highlights comprehensive education and proactive planning to create strong ransomware preparation measures

Healthcare ransomware has quickly become one of the top cybersecurity concerns for both covered entities and business associates, according to a recent HealthcareIT Security blog post. Without proper training and a thorough backup plan, organizations could find themselves in trouble should an attack take place. “Ransomware attacks two or three years ago, coming out of [...]

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 focus on technological and financial issues. This includes data breaches, system failures, hacking, ransomware, and a disrupted flow of financial records. Predictions for [...]