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Risk Assessment Complete...Now What?

Jun 12, 2018 | Healthcare Cyber Security

Completing your Risk Assessment is only the first step in the journey to secure Protected Health Information (“PHI”).  A risk assessment simply..

SMBs paid out an estimated $301 million in ransom during the 2016-2017 period

Apr 19, 2018 | Healthcare Cyber Security

A recent survey indicated some interesting trends in ransomware attacks against small-to-medium size businesses (“SMBs”). According to the survey of..

Storing PHI Offshore

A fundamental aspect of risk management and HIPAA compliance is knowing where the Protected Health Information (“PHI”) you create, store, maintain, or..

How To Properly Dispose of ePHI

The proper destruction of electronic Protected Health Information (“ePHI”) is often overlooked and, if done improperly, can lead to impermissible..

When an Initial Attack May Be Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Recent events indicate what we have long suspected; attackers often target the same organizations again after a successful attack. This exact scenario..

Guarding Against Fileless Ransomware Attacks

Fileless ransomware attacks are predicted to comprise 35 percent of all attacks next year, according to the Ponemon Institute

How to Protect Against the KRACK Vulnerability

The KRACK WIFI vulnerability was announced by security researchers and the US-CERT today. This vulnerability can affect every modern WIFI network and..

Where In The Cloud Is Your PHI?

Do you know exactly where that PHI is stored by the cloud provider?  In some instances the cloud storage vendor might store, backup, or process the PHI..

Emergency Preparedness Best Practices

In the wake of two damaging hurricanes, the topic of emergency preparedness is at the top of mind for many Covered Entities and Business Associates...

What To Do About Insecure Business Associates

As a Covered Entity or a Business Associate, you know you need Business Associate Agreements with entities that perform a service or a function for you..