WannaCry Ransomware and HIPAA

WANNACRY RANSOMEWARE WannaCry is a so called encryption-based ransomware otherwise called Wanna Decryptor or WCRY, Travis Farral, chief of security procedure for Anomali told WIRED. It encrypts clients records utilizing AES and RSA encryption figures meaning the programmers can specifically unscr...
HIPAA security threats

Employees: A HIPAA Security Threat

Healthcare professionals and their staff must have access to health information of patients to provide medical care and perform healthcare operations. However, sometimes these privileges become a threat when employees can abuse their power and gain unauthorized access to data they don’t need to ...
HIPAA Security

HIPAA compliant doesn’t always mean secure

Security is a serious issue for all businesses, and healthcare providers are no exception. Just because you checked a box off on a checklist to verify your HIPAA compliance – it doesn’t always mean you are secure. 96% of information technology security experts feel that they are still vulnerable ...

Outsourcing HIPAA

Outsourcing HIPAA is a very attractive option for smaller businesses. You may wonder, is outsourcing my HIPAA compliance worth it? In many cases, the answer is yes. The starting salary for someone with experience in information & cyber security with certifications, it can start at 110K+ a year. W...
HIPAA & HITECH security

HIPAA and the Cloud

HHS has released updated guidance on HIPAA and cloud computing to help covered entities take advantage cloud services without risking a HIPAA violation. The main focus is the use of CSPs (cloud service providers) . CSPs are legally separate entities from a covered entity and are classed as bus...