Category Archives: HIPAA

NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Implementing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Last week we discovered the biggest reasons to implement the NIST Cybersecurity Framework into your current cybersecurity program. If you missed the post, you can read it here. So now that you’ve decided to use the NIST CSF as your guideline framework, the next step is to prepare for implementation. Here are three tips to […]

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NIST Cybersecurity Framework

3 Reasons to Align With the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

What is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a government entity with a mission to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness. They created the Cybersecurity Framework as a voluntary set of standards, guidelines, and practices designed to help organizations manage IT security risks. Companies can utilize this framework to […]

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Penetration Testing is a Necessity

THE 411 ON PENETRATION TESTING Organizations everywhere are being asked to build a stronger security posture to protect their company data. There are many aspects to doing this and they are different for every organization.  One way to determine the gaps in your current security posture is by performing something called a penetration test. A […]

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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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