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.

  • The future of medical appointments will be remote. Here's how hospitals are making the transition and dodging new cyber threats, according t

    The future of medical appointments will be remote. Here's how hospitals are making the transition and dodging new cyber threats, according t

    In this recent Business Insider article, they discuss the future of medical appointments being remote and how hospitals are making the transition and dodging new cyber threats.

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  • Telehealth After COVID-19: Privacy, Security Considerations

    Telehealth After COVID-19: Privacy, Security Considerations

    What will happen after July 25th? The Federal government's recent policy changes for facilitating patient care during COVID-19 may have an impact on telehealth restrictions in the future.

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  • Marti Arvin, Adam Greene and Joan Podleski on COVID-19 Disclosure Issues [Podcast]

    Marti Arvin, Adam Greene and Joan Podleski on COVID-19 Disclosure Issues [Podcast]

    Marti Arvin joins The Compliance and Ethics Blog podcast with guests as they discuss questions around the coronavirus pandemic about what is and isn’t permissible.

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  • Inside Job at Clinics: Mobile Phone Used for Fraud

    Inside Job at Clinics: Mobile Phone Used for Fraud

    David Holtzman, Executive Advisor at CTEK discusses with Healthcare Info Security on the potential risks posed by employees inappropriately using personal devices during COVID-19.

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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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  • Supply Chain and Third-Party Risks During COVID-19

    Supply Chain and Third-Party Risks During COVID-19

    Carrie Whysall, Director of Managed Security Services for CynergisTek discuss supply chain and third-party risks and why managing the level of risk brought into your organization is so important. Carr

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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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  • When Will COVID-19-Related Scams Show Up on Breach Tally?

    When Will COVID-19-Related Scams Show Up on Breach Tally?

    The FBI and other law enforcement agencies have been warning of COVID-19-related phishing scams, business email compromises, ransomware attacks, and other cyberattacks.

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  • Using COVID-19 Patient Data for Research: Sizing Up Risks

    Using COVID-19 Patient Data for Research: Sizing Up Risks

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  • COVID-19 Crisis Triggers More HIPAA Policy Changes

    COVID-19 Crisis Triggers More HIPAA Policy Changes

    In the latest move to relax certain HIPAA requirements during the COVID-19 crisis, federal regulators Thursday paved the way for business associates to share protected health information for public he

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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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