How to Improve Cybersecurity in Healthcare

2022-08-09T16:31:50-04:00August 10th, 2022|

Cloud computing has dramatically transformed how companies do business within the past decade. Organizations love the increased convenience and productivity possible with cloud computing, but security considerations have been overlooked or neglected. Based on surveys and focus groups, employees have noticed it. Given the consequences of security failures within the industry, employees and stakeholders have the right to ask, how to improve [...]

Is Google Cloud HIPAA Compliant?

2022-08-08T15:44:09-04:00August 8th, 2022|

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a set of physical assets, such as computers and hard disk drives, and virtual resources, such as virtual machines (VMs), contained in Google's data centers around the globe within various regions and zones. Google Cloud also provides services that emulate the physical hardware and software products that can be resources for users. Many businesses have embraced Google [...]

NIST Cybersecurity Guidelines Update for HIPAA Set to Review

2022-08-05T14:30:19-04:00August 5th, 2022|

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a draft update to its cybersecurity guidelines for the healthcare industry and is seeking public feedback through September 21, 2022. NIST is the federal agency responsible for establishing standards and measurement criteria for various industries, including manufacturing, health and bioscience, and cybersecurity. This draft update is intended to integrate with and expand [...]

Buyers Beware: Fraudulent Cisco Hardware Puts Spotlight on Procurement and Compliance

2022-08-05T14:14:06-04:00August 3rd, 2022|

Procurement compliance and security are often put on the back burner when companies try to save money. They see the same devices they could buy from a reputable source for a much lower price on an eCommerce site. So they buy the cheaper version without a second thought. But as the old saying goes, “you get what you pay for.” A recent [...]

Is Shopify HIPAA Compliant?

2022-08-01T12:11:42-04:00August 1st, 2022|

Shopify is a popular eCommerce platform, but are you selling goods or services to patients? If so, you must ensure that the eCommerce platform you use to sell to patients is HIPAA compliant. Is Shopify HIPAA compliant? What Makes a Software Tool HIPAA Compliant? When it comes to software, there are certain indications of the tool’s HIPAA compliance. Software HIPAA compliance really [...]

IBM Cost of a Data Breach Report 2022 Comes to Shocking Conclusion

2022-07-29T15:12:45-04:00July 29th, 2022|

Each year IBM works with Ponemon Institute to research breaches across several sectors of the economy. For the 12th consecutive year, healthcare breaches had the highest price tag. According to the IBM Cost of a Data Breach Report 2022, the average cost of a healthcare data breach has skyrocketed to $10.1 million. This is an increase of 9.4% from 2021 and an astronomical increase of 41.6% [...]

Cyber Risks in Healthcare: How to Explain Them to Your Healthcare Clients

2022-07-29T09:17:59-04:00July 27th, 2022|

You know what the risks are, but how do you explain them to your healthcare clients in a way that they’ll understand? Most people are not very tech-savvy, and they definitely don’t know the lingo. That makes your job part translator, part advisor, and part evangelist. There’s an art to communicating cyber risks in healthcare to your clients. You don’t want to [...]