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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • CCPA Enforcement Begins, but Many Companies Are Unprepared

    CCPA Enforcement Begins, but Many Companies Are Unprepared

    Marti Arvin discusses California’s newly enforced controversial digital privacy law – despite a call for a delay due to the pandemic and a lack of readiness by many companies.

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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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  • Ground telehealth applications in security -- now

    Ground telehealth applications in security -- now

    David Finn discusses the recent exposure of recorded patient consultations by Babylon Health.

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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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  • Business Associate Incidents Added to Breach Tally

    Business Associate Incidents Added to Breach Tally

    In the latest article by Healthcareinfosecurity.com David Holtzman discusses the major health data breaches that have been added to the federal tally in recent weeks.

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  • Lawsuit Filed Against Accounting Firm in Patient Data Hack

    Lawsuit Filed Against Accounting Firm in Patient Data Hack

    In the latest article by Healthcareinfosecurity.com David Holtzman discusses the class action lawsuit filed against accounting firm BST & Co. CPAs LLC that allegedly exposed patient information.

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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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  • The CyberWire Daily Podcast - Episode 1085

    The CyberWire Daily Podcast - Episode 1085

    Cyberwire’s latest podcast features Caleb Barlow as he discusses Alan Brunacini’s concept of an Incident Action Plan.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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