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Email Encryption for Healthcare and Business

Email Encryption for Healthcare and Business Email encryption is a HIPAA requirement for healthcare when sending patient information over email. Email encryption is also a useful tool for law firms, financial institutions, and businesses that need to protect legal documents and personal and financial information. What is Email Encryption? Email encryption is used to convert…

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Vulnerability Assessment

Vulnerability Assessment & HIPAA Compliance Scans

Vulnerability Assessment and HIPAA Compliance Scans for Healthcare Vulnerability Assessment and Compliance laws aren’t something new if you’re coming from the financial or retail industry. For example, PCI Compliance was introduced in the late 90’s to help protect your personal and credit card information from criminals. Now, with the advent of the Patient Protection and…

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Healthcare Practice Security & Internet Defenses

Business Security and Virus Defense Strategy

Business Security and Virus Defense Strategy – Our Four Layer Defense All businesses need a security and virus defense strategy against phishing and malware. A virus, also known as malware, is a piece of software designed with malicious intent. Mild or moderate viruses can steal data and passwords, cause annoying pop-ups, or cripple your computer. In…

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Medical Practice Network Security

A Comprehensive Guide to Medical Practice Network Security

Medical Practice Network Security Guide Medical practice network security is paramount when designing a new medical office network. Now that security hazards are on the rise, practices are faced with many technology challenges. Most notably, they need to protect their networks from internet threats. However, to meet this challenge, practice owners must first understand the…

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stolen ePHI crippling healthcare

Stolen ePHI Crippling Healthcare Practices

Stolen ePHI Crippling Healthcare Practices Around the World In the past few days, I’ve been following a hot topic at a public technology forum focused on IT security. As an IT professional, I need to emphasize the risks of connecting unsecured devices to your network. A USB Flash Drive is a perfect example. When possible,…

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Drive Encryption

Security Risk Analysis & Drive Encryption

Security Risk Analysis & Drive Encryption Lately, there’s been confusion about hard drive encryption requirements for medical practices. So, it’s important to understand the difference between “addressable” and “required” as it pertains to your Security Risk Assessment. Shortly after the dawn of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, “addressable” was a term used to describe a…

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