Shield yourself from healthcare's cybersecurity storm

A storm is on the horizon and if you are a part of the healthcare industry, prepare for rough seas. This storm, without rain or thunder, is digital and presents an even more burdensome proposition for healthcare organizations: the mass digitization of health and medical records (collectively, “EHRs”). In adopting new technologies to digitize

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Cybersecurity: Not Just For Financial Institutions

For many years, financial institutions have understood the importance of having a strong cybersecurity strategy. As they handle valuable financial information and other sensitive data, these institutions have long been very attractive targets for hackers. As a result, they know they have to work hard to keep their customers’ accounts and data

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What Does an IT Audit for a Healthcare Organization Look Like? 

As a healthcare provider, it’s essential that your information security is top notch. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires all organizations in the healthcare industry to take steps to keep their patient data safe. Are you doing enough to prevent a breach?

If you have any doubts about the security of your IT

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WordPress and Health Applications Are Now the Most Popular Web Attack Targets

Research shows that WordPress and health applications are the most popular targets for online attacks. If you’re currently using WordPress for your website or offering a healthcare app, here are some key facts and figures you should know.


Content Management Systems Are Most Vulnerable

A new report by Imperva revealed that content management

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Your 4-Step Guide to Security Budget Planning for 2016: Part 1

You don’t have to be overwhelmed planning your IT risk management for 2016. Simply follow the four steps outlined over these two posts to create your 2016 budget. 


First, define the security policies and controls that you’ll use to protect your company’s assets. As an example, you might implement the security policy “employees

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Wearables in Health Care: How to Ensure Cloud Information Security

As you must with any new technology, your health-care practice needs to consider information security issues when moving to wearable health-care monitors.

Using cloud computing, these devices connect patients with your practice, which comes with network and information security risks that must be addressed. Risk management can help you take

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New Compliance Audit Guidance for Health Care: What You Need to Know

In the past, the compliance guidance from the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services emphasized that health care governing boards focus on three key areas: 

  1. Fully engage themselves in their responsibilities to oversee compliance audits
  2. Make compliance a priority for management
  3. Inquire the effectiveness of

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