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Read the latest blog posts by CynergisTek's team of experts related to various healthcare cybersecurity, privacy, compliance, and managed print topics.

  • How CynergisTek’s Continuous Risk Monitoring Program Is Helping Address Cybersecurity Challenges

    How CynergisTek’s Continuous Risk Monitoring Program Is Helping Address Cybersecurity Challenges

    Community and rural hospitals are facing a cybersecurity crisis as many cannot afford to keep their IT departments fully staffed and up to date with the cybersecurity expertise and tools.

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  • More Healthcare Organizations Penalized by OCR’s HIPAA Right of Access Initiative

    More Healthcare Organizations Penalized by OCR’s HIPAA Right of Access Initiative

    Learn more about what the HIPAA Right of Access Initiative is and how it has resulted in 28 enforcement actions against healthcare organizations and health plans.

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  • Deadline for Small Breach Reporting to OCR is Here

    Deadline for Small Breach Reporting to OCR is Here

    The deadline for reporting small breaches to OCR for the calendar year 2021 is here.

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  • State of Healthcare Security 2020 Annual Report

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  • Security Validation and Why Should it be the New Mindset in 2021

    Security Validation and Why Should it be the New Mindset in 2021

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  • Why Working With a Security Consulting Partner Can Help Reduce Cyber Risk

    Why Working With a Security Consulting Partner Can Help Reduce Cyber Risk

    The market for working with a security consulting partner has increased. Working with a security consulting partner can help your cybersecurity strategy.

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  • Security Validation and Why Should it be the New Mindset in 2021

    Security Validation and Why Should it be the New Mindset in 2021

    While the concept of security validation has been around for some time, at CynergisTek we recommend that security validation become the ethos of all organizations to strengthen one’s cyber hygiene.

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  • Privacy and Security Issues in Healthcare in Mergers and Acquisitions

    Privacy and Security Issues in Healthcare in Mergers and Acquisitions

    WIth security and privacy integration risks in mergers and acquisitions, knowing the right questions to ask and understanding the answers being provided could be the key to making the deal happen.

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  • Cynergistek’s CISO Weighs in on Recent SolarWinds Hack

    Cynergistek’s CISO Weighs in on Recent SolarWinds Hack

    CynergisTek, Inc.’s CISO Thomas Graham gives his outlook and provides recommendations on this egregious hack of a lifetime.

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  • How CynergisTek is Helping Defend Against Ransomware

    How CynergisTek is Helping Defend Against Ransomware

    With the announcement last week from the FBI/HHS, health care organizations are now looking at how quickly they can respond to these new cyber-attacks.

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  • FBI Warning Order: Increased and Imminent Cybercrime Threat Coordination

    FBI Warning Order: Increased and Imminent Cybercrime Threat Coordination

    Read more about the Joint Cybersecurity Advisory coauthored by the HHS, CISA, and FBI.

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  • Enforcement of CCPA Begins July 1st While Regulations Still in the Offing

    Enforcement of CCPA Begins July 1st While Regulations Still in the Offing

    With the start of enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) arriving in a few days, the journey to adoption of the implementing regulations are moving at a snail’s pace.

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  • Right-to-repair Medical Equipment Finally Here?

    Right-to-repair Medical Equipment Finally Here?

    iFixit has provided consumers with mountains of literature including manuals. Should the medical device community have access to service materials as well?

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  • OCR Warns Hospitals: No News Media in Treatment Areas Without Patient Authorization

    OCR Warns Hospitals: No News Media in Treatment Areas Without Patient Authorization

    The OCR recently issued guidance reminding health care providers that the COVID-19 emergency has not changed the federal health privacy protections.

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  • CMS Waivers Under COVID-19: An Overview of Compliance Considerations – Part 4

    CMS Waivers Under COVID-19: An Overview of Compliance Considerations – Part 4

    In part 4 of this blog series, Marti Arvin discusses compliance considerations around the waivers that the (CMS) has issued for the healthcare industry.

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  • CMS Waivers Under COVID-19: An Overview of Compliance Considerations – Part 3

    CMS Waivers Under COVID-19: An Overview of Compliance Considerations – Part 3

    In part 3 of this blog series, Marti Arvin discusses compliance considerations around the waivers that the (CMS) has issued for the healthcare industry.

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  • CMS Waivers Under COVID-19: An Overview of Compliance Considerations – Part 2

    CMS Waivers Under COVID-19: An Overview of Compliance Considerations – Part 2

    In part 2 of this blog series, Marti Arvin discusses compliance considerations around the waivers that the (CMS) has issued for the healthcare industry.

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  • CMS Waivers Under COVID-19: An Overview of Compliance Considerations – Part 1

    CMS Waivers Under COVID-19: An Overview of Compliance Considerations – Part 1

    Marti Arvin discusses compliance considerations around the waivers that the (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued for the healthcare industry.

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  • Incident Response Survival Guidance During the Coronavirus Crisis

    Incident Response Survival Guidance During the Coronavirus Crisis

    There is no doubt that the U.S. is in an unprecedented time right now. As of early-March 2020, the federal government in the United States has taken the unheard-of action to have every single...

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  • CyberWire X - Episode 5: Complementary colors: teaming tactics in cybersecurity.

    CyberWire X - Episode 5: Complementary colors: teaming tactics in cybersecurity.

    In this episode of CyberWire-X investigates how security teaming approaches have changed over time. Caleb Barlow discusses the value of teaming for organizations large and small.

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  • How to Practice Good Cyber Hygiene for Medical Equipment During COVID-19

    How to Practice Good Cyber Hygiene for Medical Equipment During COVID-19

    Matt Dimino's latest blog discusses how to practice good cyber hygiene for medical equipment when it comes to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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