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Security Updates

As we all saw this weekend the cyber world is fragile, and vulnerable. As we have increased our reliance on technology we have also exponentially increased our risk and created an extremely vulnerable system. We have had multiple instances in the past 12 months alone where targeted attacks, or mistakes, have negatively impacted the ability for [...]

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 [...]

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. Here are some stats to chew on from the survey: 48% had been hit by at least one ransomware attack in the last 12 months The average victim was hit six times. 81% report that the [...]

November 21st, 2016|Categories: Compliance, Healthcare, HIPAA, IT Budgeting, OCR, Security|Tags: , , , , , |

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? If not, it should be - especially if you are in the Healthcare industry. As we continually point out here on our blog, the state of IT Security, and more importantly attention and awareness towards IT security, [...]

November 11th, 2016|Categories: Compliance, Healthcare, HIPAA, IT Budgeting, OCR, Security, Social Engineering|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 but not limited to: service disruptions, financial loss, and in some cases, permanent loss of valuable data  - and that it is [...]

September 19th, 2016|Categories: Compliance, Healthcare, HIPAA, IT Budgeting, Security, Social Engineering|Tags: , , , |

Survey Says! IT Spending Increasing for Healthcare

In a recent survey from Cloud Provider Peak10 Healthcare Executives say IT spending will increase, primarily in these three areas: Cloud adoption: Healthcare organizations increasingly are turning to IT outsourcing, including cloud-based software, co-location of data and disaster recovery. The applications they're most likely to send to the cloud include electronic health records (EHRs), human resources/payroll [...]

May 19th, 2016|Categories: Compliance, Healthcare, IT Budgeting, Security|Tags: , , , |