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Cybersecurity

#OCR has given out $80 million in fines in 55 cases since the hashtag#HIPAA ruling took effect in 2003. Read more below about the hashtag#HIPAA violation cases the OCR has dealt with below.https://healthitsecur...

Cybersecurity

Is your daughter a part of the #GirlScouts? Be careful, even the Thin Mints are at risk of a #breach. Read the article below about how the Girl Scouts of Orange County averted the breach of 2,800 girls informat...

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Legacy Health was #breached with the possibility of 38,000 patients at risk. Read more below about the breach and who may be affected.https://www.thelundreport.org/content/briefly-data-breach-could-affect-38000...

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Do you need to comply with HIPAA?

Why do you, as a doctor, dentist or any other medical provider, need to comply with HIPAA?   Listen to my podcast! YouTube: Link: https://youtu.be/b8aqEBfql6Q SoundCloud: Link: https:/...

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What constitutes a HIPAA breach?

What constitutes a HIPAA breach?- A breach is defined as the unauthorized acquisition, access, use, or disclosure of PHI which compromises the security or privacy of the information.HIPAA violations can have ve...

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Cybersecurity tips while traveling.

Cybersecurity tips for when traveling. Cybersecurity is not just for when you are in the office or at home. Sorry, but you are not excluded when you travel. If you have plans on traveling this summer or trave...

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Think before you click

If you receive an email that just doesn’t seem right. Well, its probably a scam. Stay safe! #dontclickonthelink #malware #phishing #ransomware #security #protectyourself #cybersecurityawareness #DSSIT #...

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Do you or your employees know what to do if your infected with a #virus or have #ransomware?

Do you or your employees know what to do if your infected with a #virus or have #ransomware? If you suspect yourcomputer is infected: 1. Immediately disconnect the equipment from the Network/Internet. Unplug th...

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Does HIPAA affect you? Do you need to comply with HIPAA?

Does HIPAA affect you? Do you need to comply with HIPAA? So, What Is HIPAA? HIPAA, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, established in 1996, sets down rules intended to ensure that organization...

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IT Security Risk Assessment

Do you know who is in your network? IT security risk assessments evaluate your overall security plan by viewing your IT systems. Done right, they reduce the likelihood of an intruder and a data breach. When...