Cybercrime: Non-personal and potentially deadly

Written by Oli Thordarson, President/CEO of Alvaka Networks Mimi Grant, President of ABL Organization, wrote to me asking if a recent Red Cross plea to cyber-criminals to not attack hospitals with ransomware and extortion will help reduce cybercrime activity. She [...]

Cybercrime: Non-personal and potentially deadly2020-05-28T11:39:30-07:00

How is the New Apple iWatch just like the IBM PC?

If the IBM PC legitimized the PC market in 1981 and launched an explosion of sales and it created a whole new market, I predict the health-enabled Apple Watch will do the same.  Prior to IBM's entry into the PC [...]

How is the New Apple iWatch just like the IBM PC?2014-09-10T21:53:19-07:00

Unclear HIPAA rules permit healthcare data offshoring … for now

...Under the Final Rule, the OCR has the power to domestically deal out civil penalties, corrective actions and long-term monitoring, while the DOJ has the power to domestically deliver a criminal prosecution. Through enforcement under HITECH, the State attorneys general [...]

Unclear HIPAA rules permit healthcare data offshoring … for now2014-07-29T02:19:34-07:00

HIPAA business associate agreement consultations could be unlawful

Here is a controversial article written recently by Kevin McDonald for TechTarget. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Under federal law, the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule extends to a class of business entities (i.e., health plans, health care clearinghouses and [...]

HIPAA business associate agreement consultations could be unlawful2020-04-29T22:44:01-07:00

Opportunities abound for providing HIPAA compliance services

As many security solution providers struggle to find compliance opportunities, there is a great opportunity in supporting compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).Even though the comprehensive laws intended to protect patient and health care data are [...]

Opportunities abound for providing HIPAA compliance services2014-04-11T17:48:00-07:00

HIPAA security checklist: 10 services your customers need

Recent changes to HIPAA and HITECH opened up significant new opportunities for security solution providers who can shoulder the risks and get themselves educated on these regulations. As this HIPAA security checklist of services, below, shows, there are 10 specific [...]

HIPAA security checklist: 10 services your customers need2020-04-29T22:42:23-07:00

HIPAA-compliant cloud storage services: Due diligence is key to survival

Many VARs are looking to profit from health care-related cloud storage services. But with profit comes responsibility. Whether you build your own or offer another’s service, the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for [...]

HIPAA-compliant cloud storage services: Due diligence is key to survival2020-04-29T22:38:59-07:00

Exploring the risky business of cyber insurance and IT services contracts

In my time as a security consultant and managed services provider, I've seen some questionable behavior and attitudes. Prime among them is the common belief in the business community that indemnity offered by cyber insurance and contracts replaces prudent actions [...]

Exploring the risky business of cyber insurance and IT services contracts2020-04-29T22:43:11-07:00

Internet Security Threat Report 2013

Creating successful targeted attacks requires attackers to learn about us. They will research our email addresses, our job, our professional interests, and even the conferences we attend and the websites we frequent. All of this information is compiled to launch a successful targeted attack. Once on our devices, the attacker’s tools are designed to pull as much data as possible. Undiscovered targeted attacks can collect years of our email, files, and contact information.

Internet Security Threat Report 20132013-08-16T00:38:15-07:00

Don’t Serve as a HIPAA/HITECH Wall of Shame Warning to Others

There are easy ways to stay off of the Healthcare “Wall of Shame.” One of the most effective ways is to encrypt the hard drives on your mobile devices, PCs and servers. We have recently developed a solution to encrypt [...]

Don’t Serve as a HIPAA/HITECH Wall of Shame Warning to Others2013-04-01T19:34:45-07:00
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