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ATTENTION Healthcare Organizations

Did you know that 74% of healthcare organizations have been faced with a significant security incident within the past year? With such a high number of cybersecurity incidents within healthcare, it leaves experts and IT companies wondering why healthcare is such a high target. While there are likely many reasons for the healthcare targeting, such [...]

September 17th, 2019|Categories: Cyber Secure, Healthcare, Security Awareness Training|Tags: , , |

Are You Underestimating Cyberthreats Against You?

Are you underestimating the real cyberthreat risks against your business? It has been noted that smaller businesses do not often believe that they will be targeted by cyber criminals. In The IT Company’s previous blog post, Cyber Criminals Target Small Businesses, we discussed why the lack of concern the majority of SMBs’ have on their [...]

May 7th, 2019|Categories: Cyber Secure, Cyberattack, Cybersecurity|Tags: , , |

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: , , , , , , |

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Happy October! The month of October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. For the past 15 years, a month has been devoted to emphasizing the importance of cybersecurity. This year, we would like to be a part of raising this awareness! In addition to our weekly blogs, each week this month we will be posting a [...]

October 1st, 2018|Categories: Cybersecurity|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: , , , , , , , |