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Avoid Uber’s 148 Million Dollar Privacy Mistake

This week's blog we have a special guest writer- John Wood from Egerton McAfee! Keep reading to get John's legal perspective on how you can avoid making the same privacy mistake Uber made. In September Uber agreed to pay all 50 states a combined $148,000,000 to settle a claim that Uber failed to abide by [...]

November 6th, 2018|Categories: Data Breach, Privacy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Security ALERT: New Ransomware Strain Attacking

Many technical and traditional news outlets have been reporting a widespread global outbreak of a new strain of an old ransomware virus that is rapidly spreading. For more information on the specifics see the links below. What should you do? 1. Immediately notify your staff, friends and family to take extra precautions when looking at [...]

August 17th, 2017|Categories: Phishing, Ransomware, Social Engineering|Tags: , , , , |

Recently Reported Healthcare Cyber Attacks

A recent blog post in HealthITSecurity lists three recent healthcare cyber attacks. It's important to read the information and see how smaller practices are being compromised and the work they are doing to remediate, and report the incident. Remember these simple things to help protect yourself and your organization: Training, training, education, education, awareness, awareness. [...]

January 9th, 2017|Categories: Phishing, Ransomware, Security, 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 [...]

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 precisely what we are. Some of us are weak firewalls, and some are extremely strong but the only way to strengthen the human firewall is [...]

October 4th, 2016|Categories: Compliance, Healthcare, HIPAA, OCR, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |