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  • 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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  • Netwalker, the Powerful New Strain of Ransomware Used Against Equinix

    Netwalker, the Powerful New Strain of Ransomware Used Against Equinix

    Caleb Barlow discusses the recent ransomware attack on Equinix infrastructure disclosed earlier this month. Equinix stated it has been fully contained, with no customers affected and no data loss.

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  • Lessons from the ransomware death: Prioritize cyber emergency preparedness

    Lessons from the ransomware death: Prioritize cyber emergency preparedness

    Caleb Barlow provides commentary which discusses the recent ransomware attack at Duesseldorf University Clinic (UKD) in Germany that led to the death of a patient.

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  • Compliance Regulation Related to Information Blocking - Part One22:56

    Compliance Regulation Related to Information Blocking - Part One

    CTEK & Healthlink Advisors experts discuss the considerations for healthcare providers as it relates to the regulations around information blocking for the upcoming CMS 2020 Interoperability Rule.

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  • Compliance Regulation Related to Interoperability - Part Two22:37

    Compliance Regulation Related to Interoperability - Part Two

    CTEK & Healthlink Advisors experts discuss the considerations for healthcare providers as it relates to the regulations around information blocking for the upcoming CMS 2020 Interoperability Rule.

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  • Moving Forward: Setting the Direction | 2020 Annual Report

    Moving Forward: Setting the Direction | 2020 Annual Report

    Our third annual report, Moving Forward: Setting the Direction, our analysts combed through data of the nearly 300 assessments performed to show the state of healthcare security in 2020.

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  • The 'Next Normal' For Healthcare CISOs

    The 'Next Normal' For Healthcare CISOs

    Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek discusses the new normal for CISOs after Covid-19.

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  • The Twitter takedown: How a teen rocked the cybersecurity world and why this can never happen again

    The Twitter takedown: How a teen rocked the cybersecurity world and why this can never happen again

    Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek covers offers actionable takeaways on ensuring companies keep sensitive data out of dangerous hands.

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  • Data Security: Telehealth's Achilles Heel?

    Data Security: Telehealth's Achilles Heel?

    This article includes results from CynergisTek’s recent telehealth survey Telehealth & Data Security: Understanding the Risks and the use of hospitals using telehealth if their data has been hacked.

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  • Telehealth & Data Security: Understanding the Risks

    Telehealth & Data Security: Understanding the Risks

    The below infographic depicts the results of survey findings and links to additional telehealth pointers for both patients and providers from a survey conducted in June of 2020.

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  • 3 Tips Providers Need to Know for Providing Telehealth Care

    3 Tips Providers Need to Know for Providing Telehealth Care

    This infographic describes important telehealth safety tips providers need to consider before offering telehealth services.

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  • 7 Questions Patients Need to Ask Before a Telehealth Visit

    7 Questions Patients Need to Ask Before a Telehealth Visit

    Our infographic describes important Telehealth safety questions patients need to ask their provider before a telehealth appointment.

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  • Unsecured Database Exposed on Web - Then Deleted

    Unsecured Database Exposed on Web - Then Deleted

    David Finn contributes to this article where he discusses benevolent bots and building security and privacy into the design process for software vendors.

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

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

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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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  • 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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  • Multiple Government Agencies Release Joint Security Threat Alert Related to COVID-19 Crisis

    Multiple Government Agencies Release Joint Security Threat Alert Related to COVID-19 Crisis

    The unprecedented times we are living in continue to evolve. In a rare move, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the...

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