By Art Gross – While the world might still be in varying states of chaos with regard to a multitude of topics, when it comes to HIPAA fines and enforcement of regulations, things are getting back on track.Read More
Data Privacy and Security
By Matt Fisher – The debate around privacy that had been forefront of mind for many prior to COVID-19 disrupting everything has not gone away. Instead, privacy has been simmering in the background, every so often be thrust into the spotlight during the course of the pandemic.
By Matt Fisher – Continuing a hot streak in the fall of 2020, the Office for Civil Rights announced another HIPAA settlement with a business associate on September 23, 2020. The $2,300,000 fine was imposed on a business associate following a months long cyberattack that resulted in the exfiltration of data for more than 6 million patients.
By Matt Fisher – Anecdotally, issues have existed for a long time in healthcare when in terms of knowing whether patients are telling physicians all of the information needed to effectively provide care. From some stories, reasons for a lack of sharing can range from believing the physician does not need to know…
By Art Gross – Whatever your opinion is of wearing, or not wearing a mask, there are in increasing number of mandates being put in place by governments or independent establishments in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
By Art Gross – We all know (or should know) that human error accounts for the majority of breaches. Phishing gives hackers entry to a business’s front door by manipulating the employees who work there.
By Matt Fisher – Responses to and really reopening plans as part of the effort to address COVID-19 have raised a number of privacy concerns. When privacy and healthcare come up together, the discussion inevitably turns to HIPAA.
By Art Gross – COVID-19 has presented businesses with a new challenge in keeping their company safe and it starts with employee health. As they re-open in the wake of the pandemic, they must keep track of individual health with regard to who is sick and how it might affect the company as a whole.
By Anthony Murray – As our current climate continues to change day by day, I thought it would be beneficial to share some best practices for security awareness. While this is certainly not all encompassing, many of these practices can be applied not only to your organizations, but also in your personal life as well.