Chief Information Officer

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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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  • API Sentry Service Overview Sheet

    API Sentry Service Overview Sheet

    API Sentry is an on-going managed service bringing visibility to the security health of third party and in-house APIs.

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  • Security Control Validation Assessment Overview Sheet

    Security Control Validation Assessment Overview Sheet

    Security Control Validation Assessment measures the capability of your security teams, processes, and technology to determine the organization's overall business risk.

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  • Adversary Validation Service Overview Sheet

    Adversary Validation Service Overview Sheet

    Adversary Validation discovers vulnerabilities with no disruption to network operations and allows your organization to remediate before the malicious hacker can exploit your environment.

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  • Ransomware Attack Hits Clinical Trial Software Vendor

    Ransomware Attack Hits Clinical Trial Software Vendor

    Carrie Whysall discusses the recent ransomware attack on a provider of software used by firms involved with COVID-19 vaccine development and the increasing cyberthreats.

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  • A Second Opinion: Detecting The Benefits of HCISPP for a Career in Cybersecurity

    A Second Opinion: Detecting The Benefits of HCISPP for a Career in Cybersecurity

    Thomas Graham, Vice President CISO for CynergisTek is quoted in the ISC2 HCISPP eBook, where he discusses the benefits of achieving his HCISPP credential.

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  • 70% of consumers would cut ties with doctors over unprotected health data

    70% of consumers would cut ties with doctors over unprotected health data

    Caleb Barlow and David Finn discuss how healthcare systems and corporations continue to handle data challenges and privacy and protection of critical patient and employee data during COVID-19.

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  • US Treasury: Paying Ransomware Gangs Could Violate Regulations

    US Treasury: Paying Ransomware Gangs Could Violate Regulations

    Caleb Barlow provides commentary on The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control warning companies that they could be fined for paying or facilitating ransom payments to cyber-criminal gangs.

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  • Security Awareness Tips

    Security Awareness Tips

    The Security Awareness Tips list allows you to download, customize, and share tips and best practices to your clients to give them insight on how they can protect their data.

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  • Attack on Universal Health Services a cry for change

    Attack on Universal Health Services a cry for change

    Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek provides his expertise in this article regarding the Universal Health Services ransomware attack.

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  • Ransomware Preparedness Checklist

    Ransomware Preparedness Checklist

    Ransomware is a trending topic for healthcare in 2020. The following checklist delivers tips and best practices to enhance your posture when dealing with ransomware.

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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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