Cyberattack Strikes Hospitals: Chaos Ensues

In a shocking turn of events, cybercriminals launched an attack on the computer systems of a prominent healthcare provider in California. The repercussions were felt far and wide as emergency rooms in multiple states were forced to shut down, and ambulance services had to be redirected. This incident has sparked widespread concern and calls for increased cybersecurity measures across the industry. Prospect [...]

2023-08-07T14:44:03-04:00August 7th, 2023|

Are Your Medical Records Safe? 95% of Patients Express Concern Over Breaches

With a staggering number of healthcare data breaches making headlines, it's no wonder that patients are growing increasingly anxious about the safety of their sensitive health information. In fact, just in the first half of 2023, the HHS' Office for Civil Rights received reports of 339 data breaches involving 500 or more records. While this does show a decline compared to previous [...]

2023-08-04T15:41:11-04:00August 3rd, 2023|

Healthcare Compliance Tools: How to Protect Patient Information

Ensuring that patient protection adheres to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines is paramount. In recent years, several healthcare HIPAA compliance tools have emerged to assist organizations in meeting these stringent requirements. How can these tools help you with compliance, and what should you look for from yours? Why Healthcare Compliance Risk Assessments Are Important Healthcare providers are well [...]

2023-07-24T14:36:52-04:00June 12th, 2023|

Establishing a HIPAA Compliant Infrastructure

In the world of healthcare, data security is of utmost importance. With advancements in technology and the growing popularity of cloud computing, HIPAA compliant infrastructure has become an essential requirement for healthcare providers. Cloud computing is rapidly gaining traction across all industries due to its cost-effectiveness, scalability, and ease of use. The healthcare industry is no exception, with many providers adopting various [...]

2023-07-24T15:04:51-04:00May 25th, 2023|

Top 5 HIPAA Compliant Cloud Backup Solutions for Your Business

When it comes to handling protected health information (PHI), it’s essential to ensure that all the necessary security measures are in place to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This means that businesses that handle PHI must follow strict security protocols to protect patient privacy and prevent data breaches. One of the most critical aspects of safeguarding PHI [...]

2023-07-25T09:07:25-04:00April 21st, 2023|

The Ultimate HIPAA Network Compliance Checklist: Ensuring Your Architecture is Secure

Ensuring that your network is HIPAA compliant is crucial when you are a part of the healthcare industry. HIPAA sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Failure to comply with HIPAA regulations can result in hefty fines and legal repercussions. To avoid these consequences, it is important to understand the requirements for HIPAA network compliance and follow a comprehensive checklist. As [...]

2023-07-25T09:16:39-04:00April 17th, 2023|

Why Vendor Due Diligence is Crucial in Preventing Third-Party Data Breaches

As technology continues to advance, businesses are becoming more reliant on third-party vendors to provide services and solutions. While this can be beneficial, it also poses a significant risk to the security of sensitive data. Third-party data breaches have become a common occurrence, with many high-profile companies falling victim to these attacks. Vendor due diligence is key in preventing these third-party data breaches. [...]

2023-07-25T09:24:57-04:00April 12th, 2023|

What is HITRUST for Healthcare?

Often, there is a disconnect between what people think HITRUST for healthcare is and what it actually is. HITRUST is an acronym for the Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance. The Alliance is an independent testing organization. HITRUST offers what is known as the “HITRUST CSF®,” a security framework that provides organizations with a comprehensive and flexible approach to HIPAA compliance and risk management. [...]

2023-07-25T09:36:30-04:00April 6th, 2023|

The Rise of Cybercrime: What the 2022 IC3 Report Reveals About Healthcare

The internet has revolutionized how we communicate, connect, and conduct business. It has provided us with endless opportunities and has made our lives easier in many ways. However, with the rise of technology, there has also been an increase in cybercrime, posing a significant threat to cybersecurity. The 2022 Internet Crime Report has revealed alarming statistics about the rampant rise in cybercrime, [...]

2023-07-25T09:49:46-04:00March 30th, 2023|

Healthcare Remains Top Target in 2022 ITRC Breach Report

At least 344 organizations in the healthcare industry suffered data breaches in 2022, according to a just-released report from the Identity Theft Research Center® (ITRC). This is the third consecutive year that healthcare organizations led all industries in the number of data compromises noted in the ITRC report. Healthcare organizations represented 19 percent of the 1,802 breaches reported in the 2022 ITRC [...]

2023-07-25T11:16:07-04:00January 25th, 2023|