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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 […]

Survive the Death or Sudden Loss of a Key Employee

by Mike Semel When someone says ‘disaster; our mind jumps to an image of a tornado or hurricane. However, one of the sad realities in your business life may be […]

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 […]

2013 Disaster Checklist

Hurricane Season is starting. We see news about tornadoes in the Heartland and wildfires in California. Is your family prepared? How about your business?  Please share this with your family […]

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. […]

"Even though I serve both as the county IT director and the HIPAA Security Officer, I would not have been able to identify some of the issues you uncovered. As an outside organization you were able to gather information objectively, and offer a perspective I could not have gotten using internal resources. Your certifications in HIPAA and Security enabled you to ask the right questions, and relate your findings directly to the HIPAA rules."
Ken Peaslee, Director, Information Technology
County of Steuben, NY