Breach Prevention & Response

News, Tips & Best Practices for Preventing and Responding to Incidents and Breaches

  • Measuring Progress: Expanding the Horizon | 2019 Annual Report

    Measuring Progress: Expanding the Horizon | 2019 Annual Report

    CynergisTek's second annual report analyzed the results of assessments at hundreds of healthcare organizations against NIST CSF and the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.

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  • North Carolina health center to pay $25,000 HIPAA fine

    North Carolina health center to pay $25,000 HIPAA fine

    Marti Arvin, Executive Advisor at CynergisTek, offered commentary for this article, which discusses the recent HIPAA fine on Agape Health Services, a N.C.-based federally qualified health center.

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  • Securing Healthcare  Attackers, Defenders, and Data…Oh My!1:01:48

    Securing Healthcare Attackers, Defenders, and Data…Oh My!

    How are threat actors targeting healthcare providers? Where do healthcare regulations and cybersecurity frameworks intersect and how do they benefit from each other? Why should clinics and hospitals m

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  • Victim Count in Magellan Ransomware Incident Soars

    Victim Count in Magellan Ransomware Incident Soars

    David Finn discusses the risks faced by interconnected organizations in the healthcare sector and how the number of people affected by the April ransomware attack on Magellan Health continues to grow.

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  •  Breach Notification Delay: A Step-by-Step Timeline

    Breach Notification Delay: A Step-by-Step Timeline

    Why are some breach notifications delayed for months? David Bailey discusses the statement made by Choice Health Management Services which issued a step-by-step explanation on breach notifications.

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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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  • 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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  • Planning for Incident Response During the COVID-19 Crisis: Tales on Tackling The Security Debt

    Planning for Incident Response During the COVID-19 Crisis: Tales on Tackling The Security Debt

    Our team of our experts puts together a checklist to help organizations plan for an incident response during the COVID-19 crisis. They discuss 30/60/90 day planning around privacy and security.

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  • OCR Relaxes HIPAA Rules for COVID-19 Testing Sites

    OCR Relaxes HIPAA Rules for COVID-19 Testing Sites

    Mobile, walk-up and drive-through COVID-19 testing sites operated by hospitals, healthcare providers, and pharmacy chains are the latest beneficiaries of a series of targeted measures to relax...

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  • Coalition Formed to Address COVID-19 Crisis

    Coalition Formed to Address COVID-19 Crisis

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  • Alphabet's COVID-19 project underscores privacy concerns with big tech

    Alphabet's COVID-19 project underscores privacy concerns with big tech

    A new COVID-19 project from one of Google’s sister companies is the latest big-tech foray into healthcare to spark privacy concerns.

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  • Thinking About the Unthinkable: Preparing for Incident Response with a Remote Workforce

    Thinking About the Unthinkable: Preparing for Incident Response with a Remote Workforce

    Background on Incident Response During Coronavirus Pandemic The coronavirus pandemic has pushed many healthcare organizations to allow an increased number to shift to a remote workforce...

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  • 30/60/90 Plan During Covid-19 Checklist

    30/60/90 Plan During Covid-19 Checklist

    This checklist explains a 30/60/90 day plan from a CISO’s perspective during the COVID-19 crisis! Check out the full list today!

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  • Tips on Ransomware Defense Strategies

    Tips on Ransomware Defense Strategies

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  • Hackers taking advantage of COVID-19 to spread malware

    Hackers taking advantage of COVID-19 to spread malware

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  • 'SweynTooth' Cyber Flaws Could Affect Medical Devices

    'SweynTooth' Cyber Flaws Could Affect Medical Devices

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  • Big HIPAA Fine for Solo Doctor Practice

    Big HIPAA Fine for Solo Doctor Practice

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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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