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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Put Cybersecurity First

The theme of the fourth week of Cybersecurity Awareness Month is “Cybersecurity First”, with the focus on getting the message across to businesses about the need for cybersecurity measures to address vulnerabilities in products, processes, and people. Cybersecurity Advice for Companies One study suggests 64% of companies worldwide have experienced some form of cyberattack and… Read More »

44% of Healthcare Organizations Don’t Have Full Visibility into Access and Permissions Assigned to Users and Third Parties

A recent study conducted by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of cybersecurity firm SecureLink has explored the state of third-party security and critical access management at healthcare organizations. As with other industry sectors, remote access to internal systems is provided to third parties to allow them to perform essential business functions. Whenever a third party… Read More »

Webinar 10/28/21: How HIPAA-Compliant Messaging Transforms Care Collaboration and Outcomes

Secure, HIPAA-compliant messaging platforms have clear, measurable benefits for healthcare delivery organizations and help to solve communication problems in hospitals. Efficient communication in healthcare is vital but all too often valuable time is wasted trying to communicate important information to busy healthcare professionals due to the continued use of outdated communication methods such as landlines,… Read More »

HIPAA and Privacy Act Training

When a federal agency provides healthcare services, there may be circumstances in which employees need to undergo both HIPAA and Privacy Act training. In addition, as an increasing number of states enact their own privacy laws, there may also be occasions when employees of state agencies require HIPAA and Privacy Act training. The Privacy Act… Read More »

HIPAA Training for Employees

The regulations relating to HIPAA training for employees are deliberately flexible because of the different functions Covered Entities perform, the different roles of employees, and the different level of access each employee has to Protected Health Information (PHI). The degree of flexibility can create misunderstandings about which employees require training, what training should be provided,… Read More »

Healthcare CISOs Need Federal Assistance to Deal with Increase in Cyber Threats

A recent survey conducted on Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) members of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) has highlighted the impact cybersecurity incidents have had on the healthcare industry and the need for federal assistance to deal with the threats. The healthcare industry… Read More »

September 2021 Healthcare Data Breach Report

There was a 23.7% month-over-month increase in reported healthcare data breaches in September, which saw 47 data breaches of 500 or more records reported to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights. While that is more than 1.5 breaches a day, it is under the average of 55.5 breaches per month… Read More »