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Penetration Testing: Adding Value to Your Security Posture

Penetration Testing: Adding Value to Your Security Posture

As you strive to make HIPAA compliance one of the most important aspects of your organization, you likely have ...
A Look Into an HHS OCR Desk Audit

A Look Into an HHS OCR Desk Audit

Since 2016, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been ...
Preparing For Every Disaster

Preparing For Every Disaster

While recovery from Hurricane Harvey is under way and evacuations begin in Florida as Irma approaches, Total HIPAA ...
Smishing – The Next Cyber Threat

Smishing – The Next Cyber Threat

It seems like cyber attackers and scammers have been making headlines more and more lately as they’re finding ...
A Year In the Life of HIPAA

A Year In the Life of HIPAA

Data breaches are on the rise, and your awareness about becoming and staying HIPAA compliant likely are, too. In ...
Selecting a HIPAA Security Officer

Selecting a HIPAA Security Officer

You’ve likely heard of the recent WannaCry and Patya ransomware attacks that affected hundreds of countries and ...
A History of HIPAA: 8 Things You Should Know

A History of HIPAA: 8 Things You Should Know

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996 to protect American families ...
A Data Breach Affects Your Wallet – and Your Reputation

A Data Breach Affects Your Wallet – and Your Reputation

When you prepare for HIPAA compliance, you may not immediately think about the possibility of a data breach and the
The Ins and Outs of Risk Management

The Ins and Outs of Risk Management

Risk Assessment and Risk Management A Risk Assessment1 is a first step in protecting your organization, but it ...
My Business Just Experienced a Cyber-Attack!

My Business Just Experienced a Cyber-Attack!

Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (HHS OCR) released a cybersecurity checklist and infographic in ...
5 Common HIPAA Mistakes

5 Common HIPAA Mistakes

Now more than ever, HIPAA compliance is a must. It’s hard to believe, but HIPAA violations can soar to over several
HIPAA Compliance Will Stop Ransomware’s Damage

HIPAA Compliance Will Stop Ransomware’s Damage

On average, there have been 4,000 daily ransomware attacks since early 2016, an increase of 300% from the 1,000 ...
WannaCry Ransomware Protection with HIPAA

WannaCry Ransomware Protection with HIPAA

WannaCry, WannaCrypt, Wana Decryptor or WCry, whatever it is called, ransomware has been spreading through over 150
Creating and Managing Passwords

Creating and Managing Passwords

How many times a day do you access applications or websites that require passwords? The temptation is to make ...
Malicious Social Engineering and HIPAA

Malicious Social Engineering and HIPAA

Spam accounts for 65% of the total volume of global internet email traffic according to Cisco’s 2017 Annual ...
HIPAA Violations Every Day and Every Size

HIPAA Violations Every Day and Every Size

We frequently get questions about whether or not an event is a HIPAA violation. Some of the events are hazy, others
HIPAA and Medical Records Retention Requirements by State

HIPAA and Medical Records Retention Requirements by State

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires Covered Entities and Business Associates ...
Auditing Business Associates

Auditing Business Associates

Have you Audited your HIPAA Business Associates? This question comes up frequently when we are working on HIPAA ...
Implementing HIPAA is More Than Meeting Government Regulations

Implementing HIPAA is More Than Meeting Government Regulations

Recently, I was on a vacation in Germany, and as I visited several medieval cities, I had two thoughts. First, ...
The FTC Act and HIPAA Protect the Same Information

The FTC Act and HIPAA Protect the Same Information

You collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) about your patients, employees and clients, which can be ...

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