Category Archives: Healthcare

Industry Spotlight: Healthcare – Budgeting for Cybersecurity

The healthcare industry has traditionally been slow to respond and has lagged behind other industries when it comes to cybersecurity. However, within the past year, cybersecurity budgets have increased, new technology has been purchased, and healthcare organizations are getting better at keeping their networks secure. Organizations are no longer questioning whether or not cybersecurity is […]

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Industry Spotlight: The Top 5 Reasons Healthcare Struggles with Cybersecurity

The News The news is notoriously famous for covering large enterprise stories but very rarely talks about the small practices. This leads many to believe that small organizations are ignored by hackers and very rarely susceptible to malware attacks. It is commonly believed that only large organizations are the target of cyber attackers due to […]

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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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The Government Strengthens Small Business Cybersecurity

Within the past couple months, the government has taken big steps towards addressing cybersecurity in the small business sector. As of August 17, 2018, President Trump has signed the NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act into law. The law is designed to help small businesses strengthen their cyber defenses utilizing guidance from the National Institute of […]

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The Cyber World We Live In (first half of 2017 information)

New statistics released by Gemalto, for the first half of 2017, show that cybercrime increased exponentially, in the first half of 2017 compared to the previous 6 months. 918 data breaches occurred that led to 1.9 billion records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2017, with 88% of those occurring in North America. […]

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