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Performing an SRA is a Must for All Healthcare Organizations

Conducting and reviewing a security risk analysis (SRA) is perhaps one of the most important requirements your organization will undertake. An SRA should be thought of as an ongoing process for your organization to be continually improved upon...

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A Reminder of the Importance of an SRA - Nearly 20 Million Patients Affected by Billing Contractor Breach!

Between August 1, 2018 and March 30, 2019, a recent data breach from Quest Diagnostics was reported May 2019 after an estimated 11.9 million patient's financial data, social security numbers and other medical information was accessed...

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Activities for reducing the chances of being a victim of Cyber Extortion

Cyber extortion is a crime involving an attack or threat of attack coupled with a demand for money to avert or stop the attack. And according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) incidents of...

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Tips to Protect & Secure Information When Using Mobile Devices

In the United States, users of mobile devices are spending on average 5 hours per day on our mobile devices. Most of our time, approximately 69% is spent in apps. And there have been a growing number of mobile device users in healthcare. For...

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How Freaked Out Should I Be About Ransomware?

Last week a massive ransomware outbreak impact millions of computers and exposed weaknesses in Microsoft's Windows operating system. The latest attacks are known as "WanaCryptor", "WeCry", or "WeCryptor." Major...

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What Can We Learn From OIG'S Fraud Risk Indicator?

Have you ever wondered how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) determines future risk? As it turns out, the fraud risk indicator is OIG’s assessment of the future risk posed by...

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