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  • Ethical hacking: What to look for in a pen tester

    Ethical hacking: What to look for in a pen tester

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  • Responding to Ransomware Attacks: Critical Elements

    Responding to Ransomware Attacks: Critical Elements

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  • Opioid Crisis Raises Tough Privacy Issues

    Opioid Crisis Raises Tough Privacy Issues

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  • Hospitals Fined $1 Million After TV Crews Film Patients

    Hospitals Fined $1 Million After TV Crews Film Patients

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  • Learn What We Found After Assessing Hundreds of Healthcare Organizations' Conformance with NIST CSF

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  • Hospital Insider PHI Theft Case: Lessons to Learn

    Hospital Insider PHI Theft Case: Lessons to Learn

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  • User Access Monitoring: Convincing Your Governing Body that You Need to do This

    User Access Monitoring: Convincing Your Governing Body that You Need to do This

    User access monitoring is a requirement under the HIPAA Security Rule. However, the specifics of what must be done remain a little cloudy. The regulations state, “implement hardware, software,...

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  • Are State AGs Picking Up Slack in HIPAA Enforcement?

    Are State AGs Picking Up Slack in HIPAA Enforcement?

    David Holtzman was recently interviewed by Marianne Kolbasuk McGee of Information Security Media Group about The Arc of Erie County lawsuit which encountered a data breach that impacted more than...

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  • Healthcare Cybersecurity: Helping the Little Guy

    Healthcare Cybersecurity: Helping the Little Guy

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  • Five Best Practices to Improve Your Third-Party Risk Management Program

    Five Best Practices to Improve Your Third-Party Risk Management Program

    CynergisTek's Senior Director, Security Services Operations David Rauschendorfer recently wrote a blog post describing several steps healthcare organizations should take to manage potential third-part

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  • WHA Emergency Prep Conference: Cybersecurity in Health Care, October 23

    WHA Emergency Prep Conference: Cybersecurity in Health Care, October 23

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  • 5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Considering Security Staff Benchmarks

    5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Considering Security Staff Benchmarks

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  • California’s New Privacy Law Will Impact Health Care Across the Country

    California’s New Privacy Law Will Impact Health Care Across the Country

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  • Records Snooping Alleged in Tragic Death of Toddler

    Records Snooping Alleged in Tragic Death of Toddler

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  • Best Practices for HIPAA Compliance

    Best Practices for HIPAA Compliance

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  • Incident Response Planning: Paying NOT to Play

    Incident Response Planning: Paying NOT to Play

    If you’re reading this, I probably don’t need to tell you that an incident response plan is the best way to prepare for that information security or other cyber incident – from attack, to...

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  • McAfee threat research team uncovers healthcare security risks

    McAfee threat research team uncovers healthcare security risks

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  • Should Staff Ever Use Personal Devices to Access Patient Data?

    Should Staff Ever Use Personal Devices to Access Patient Data?

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  • 300,000 Records Found at Hospital Slated for Demolition

    300,000 Records Found at Hospital Slated for Demolition

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  • Ransomware Attack Leads to Discovery of Lots More Malware

    Ransomware Attack Leads to Discovery of Lots More Malware

    Ransomware has impacted several different healthcare organizations over the past few weeks, including Allied Physicians of Michiana and LabCorp. The latest victim is Blue Springs Family Care. I...

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  • Is HIPAA Enforcement Winding Down?

    Is HIPAA Enforcement Winding Down?

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