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Top 10 Cyber Hygiene Tips for Healthcare IT and Security Professionals

In the hospital setting, there is no tolerance for poor hygiene. Frequently washing your hands and using hand sanitizer can drastically decrease the chances of contamination, the spread of disease, and infection rates. It’s just as important to commit to cyber hygiene to slow down attackers who are looking to infect your mission-critical systems. In… Read More

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Healthcare Security Experts Recommend Key Steps IT Leaders Can Take to Protect PHI, Business Continuity

Last week, we hosted a webinar to discuss the challenges healthcare operators face when responding to cyber security incidents. Our presenters, Michael McKinley, Vice President and General Manager at Delta Risk, Chris Holda, Senior Healthcare IT Consultant, Huntzinger Management Group, and Ed Kopetsky, Chief Information Officer at Stanford Children’s Health and Advisor with Next Wave Health Advisors, provided… Read More

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Healthcare Security Alert: Why Do Doctors Still Use Pagers?

It’s a late Saturday morning and Joe Hacker (aka WF4EAK in underground hacking circles) fires up the software-defined radio(SDR) he bought online for $20 to listen in on the local hospital paging traffic. After all, he is trying to make a few extra bucks to buy a new Xbox, and selling healthcare information on the black… Read More

New Delta Risk White Paper Examines State of Healthcare Cyber Security Compliance

In the latest Delta Risk white paper, which follows our Cyber Security Primer for Healthcare white paper, we take a deeper look at the specific legal obligations that healthcare providers must meet, and how you can build a healthcare cyber security program to meet and exceed compliance responsibilities. Under the Health Insurance Portability Act (HIPAA) and the… Read More

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FTC Expanding its Role in HIPAA Enforcement Actions

In new joint guidance released from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR), HIPAA covered entities and business associates are reminded that they are subject to enforcement of both HIPAA regulations and deceptive business practices under the FTC Act. A covered entity or business… Read More

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Attention: OCR is Serious About HIPAA Security Rules Enforcement

Big or small, if you are a covered healthcare entity or business associate that handles protected health information (PHI) in any capacity, you should be aware that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is notably strengthening enforcement and sanctions related to the HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules. In… Read More