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Can a Terminated User Cause a Breach?

How Good Is Your Terminated User Checklist? Having a former employee access electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) is a data breach.  In today’s computing environment terminating employee access can mean a lot […]

New HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool Misses Mark

HIPAA Security Risk Assessment tool has serious flaws You would think that the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator’s (ONC) would have learned something from […]

Don’t Worry About the 2014 HIPAA Audits

Focus on Preventing Data Breaches  While the buzz is picking up about the HIPAA Audits that the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) should begin […]

Will Shadow IT Kill Your Business?

Are your employees unsecurely sharing critical files? Are they making their own IT decisions? Do you even know what is really going on? What can you do to stop it […]

Stunning HIPAA Violations for Lost Laptops

Unprecedented Penalties Send Strong Messages by Mike Semel On April 22, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced two stunning penalties […]

Just 12 weeks to get rid of Windows XP

Time’s up. On April 8, 2014, Microsoft is ending security updates and patches for Windows XP and Office 2003. Just having a Windows XP computer on your network will be an automatic […]

Don’t be a HIPAA Lawbreaker

 HIPAA Compliance is the LAW By Mike Semel       Facts: HIPAA is a pain. HIPAA is expensive. HIPAA is the LAW. HIPAA required that Business Associates comply by […]

Latest HIPAA Data Breach Penalty Contains Important Messages

The latest HIPAA data breach penalty reported by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) includes some simple but important messages for all […]

HIPAA Compliant E-mail: Myths and Facts

These Myths and Facts can help you make the right e-mail decisions. I have included links to give you more details and so you can see the official information yourself. […]

HIPAA Security Rule – Wrong Way, Go Back!

After you are done with your HIPAA Risk Analysis, you need to determine how you are going to manage your risks. This will guide you through the HIPAA Security Management […]

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