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Are Small Practices Subject to HIPAA Compliance?

This HIPAA question is commonly pondered by small healthcare practices regularly leading to a downwards spiral of more questions. All too often we hear small organizations dismiss compliance obligations thinking they are small enough to avoid regulatory scrutiny. In reality, the size of an organization doesn’t determine whether or not they are a covered entity […]

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What You May Not Know About HIPAA Compliance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted to protect the privacy and security of patient information.  It is a healthcare organization’s responsibility to implement safeguards that ensure patient information is properly protected. Bottom line: protect your patient’s data and your company data. There are several steps to ensuring that this compliance is […]

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When is the Last Time you had a Network Security Study?

We often hear from small business owners that they had either never heard of a network security study or they haven’t had one recently. If you can relate, you should keep on reading. A network security study is a helpful guide that will give you valuable insight into your environment and remediation plans for potential […]

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SMBs Despair from Large Scale Data Breaches

We hear from many small organizations that believe they are too small to be affected by cybercriminals and data breaches.  The unfortunate reality is that over 60% of cyber-attacks are against small organizations directly, and even the massive breaches that you hear about in the news can have devastating effects on SMBs even if they […]

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The Data Privacy Evolution: GDPR Part 2

For most organizations, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is tedious, confusing, and downright frustrating. Most SMBs are unfamiliar with the regulation. Some choose to ignore it, wrongfully thinking they aren’t subject to the compliance due to their size or customer base. Surprisingly, GDPR is one of the most far reaching compliance and covers many […]

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The Data Privacy Evolution: GDPR Part 1

Data privacy is not simply compliance related, it is also a growing business concern. Clients are at risk, data is at risk, and our businesses are at risk. Regulations are constantly evolving and cyber attacks continue to threaten the integrity of our data every day. With the enactment of more than 51 state bills (just […]

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Nonprofits Are Under [Cyber] Attack

Nonprofits often tend to be targeted by cyber criminals due to a lack of resources to implement cybersecurity measures. To their disbelief, they are just as susceptible to a data breach as for-profit organizations, if not more. However, they often don’t embrace the same level of changes that other organizations are making to implement a […]

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Cyber Security Awareness Never Ends!

Cyber security awareness month may be over but enforcing cyber security awareness shouldn’t stop here! Small businesses account for 58% of all breached victims and are especially susceptible to phishing, spear phishing, ransomware, and malware attacks. The only way to have a shot at preventing these attacks is to always have the risks at top […]

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month Series: Endpoint Protection

Traditionally, endpoint protection was a priority for security against user error. The biggest concern companies had were having accidental data deleted, lost or stolen corporate devices, and other common employee mistakes. In this day and age, common user errors have become much more catastrophic with the rise of cyber attacks such as ransomware, malware, phishing, […]

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month Series: Cultivating Cyber Awareness

This week’s cybersecurity awareness month theme is “ensuring online safety at work” embellishing the importance of awareness training for all employees. Every business should have a next-generation antivirus, network security appliance, exterior and interior protection and monitoring, Dark Web monitoring, and deception software. However, technology can’t protect your business from everything. Your biggest cyber risk […]

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