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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.

  • 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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  • State of Healthcare Security 2020 Annual Report

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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 Chief Information Security Officer (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 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on...

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  • FBI Warning Order: Increased and Imminent Cybercrime Threat Coordination

    FBI Warning Order: Increased and Imminent Cybercrime Threat Coordination

    On October 28th, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) coordinated a call with the CISA and the FBI about an increased and imminent cyber threat to US hospitals and healthcare providers.

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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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  • COVID-19 Email Phishing Against U.S. Healthcare Providers

    COVID-19 Email Phishing Against U.S. Healthcare Providers

    The FBI today released a FLASH alert to U.S. healthcare providers regarding phishing attacks. The FBI was notified of targeted email phishing attempts against U.S.-based medical providers.

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  • Increased Threats to Medical Facilities

    Increased Threats to Medical Facilities

    Threat Actors Exploitation of COVID-19 Pandemic – Increased Threats to Medical Facilities On April 20, The FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate in Coordination with the Office of Private...

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  • COVID-19: Tips for Secure Remote Worksites, Telehealth Video, and Messaging

    COVID-19: Tips for Secure Remote Worksites, Telehealth Video, and Messaging

    David Holtzman discusses tips on how to keep secure remote worksites, telehealth video, and messaging during the COVID-19 Outbreak.

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  • Supporting Medical Equipment Demands During COVID-19

    Supporting Medical Equipment Demands During COVID-19

    How Clinical Engineering Can Address Medical Device Shortages Many may not realize or understand how these difficult times during the COVID-19 crisis influence the extensive and unique use of...

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