COVID-19

The latest communications from CynergisTek and Caleb Barlow about Security, Privacy and Compliance related to the coronavirus pandemic, focused on healthcare providers and companies providing products and services to the sector.

  • Hackers taking advantage of COVID-19 to spread malware

    Hackers taking advantage of COVID-19 to spread malware

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  • HHS cyberattack highlights how hackers are exploiting the pandemic. Here are 4 strategies to mitigate the risks

    HHS cyberattack highlights how hackers are exploiting the pandemic. Here are 4 strategies to mitigate the risks

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  • User Access Monitoring in the Current COVID-19 Crisis

    User Access Monitoring in the Current COVID-19 Crisis

    It might be tempting for covered entities and business associates to put-off some of their regulatory or compliance obligations as other priorities evolve in the current crisis. Whether to do that...

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  • OCR Allows Internet Apps for Telehealth During COVID-19 Emergency

    OCR Allows Internet Apps for Telehealth During COVID-19 Emergency

    In a pair of sweeping directives that will have far reaching implications for healthcare providers and their patients, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance and FAQs through which the...

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  • Some HIPAA Requirements Waived for Hospitals in Response to Coronavirus

    Some HIPAA Requirements Waived for Hospitals in Response to Coronavirus

    The Secretary of HHS has declared a nationwide public health emergency. The declaration includes a suspension of some of the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule for hospitals to help ease...

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  • OCR Allows Use of Videoconferencing During Coronavirus Emergency

    OCR Allows Use of Videoconferencing During Coronavirus Emergency

    Healthcare providers may provide treatment services to patients using a variety of non-public facing telehealth technologies without complying with the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy and...

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  • CynergisTek Experiences Market Demand for Managed Security Services

    CynergisTek Experiences Market Demand for Managed Security Services

    Clients Move to Shore Up Defenses in Uncertain Times Austin, Texas, March 16, 2020  – CynergisTek, Inc. (NYSE AMERICAN: CTEK), a leader in cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance, today announced...

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  • CynergisTek’s Seasoned Privacy Investigators Leverage Artificial Intelligence for the Detection of Snooping Related to the Coronavirus

    CynergisTek’s Seasoned Privacy Investigators Leverage Artificial Intelligence for the Detection of Snooping Related to the Coronavirus

    User Behavior Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in Firm’s Privacy Operations Center Identify Snooping Related to the Coronavirus Austin, TX, March 13, 2020 — CynergisTek, (NYSE...

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  • Malware From Fake COVID-19 Website

    Malware From Fake COVID-19 Website

    The Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) has published a new alert. Please distribute through your proper channels, as appropriate. A malicious website pretending to be the live...

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  • HSCC Recommendations In Response To COVID-19

    HSCC Recommendations In Response To COVID-19

    The Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC) today released recommendations for healthcare organizations to manage teleworking strategies during the COVID-19 response. While...

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