Are You in Compliance with HIPAA Regulations?

HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Compliance Act and it is what sets the standards for protecting patient data. If you are unsure of whether you need to be in compliance with HIPAA, the short answer is that you are if you deal with protected health information. On a very high level, to b

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United States and Canadian Governments Warn of Ransomware’s Growing Threat

The recent and ongoing surge in ransomware extortion has prompted both the United States and Canadian governments to warn of the risks of this dangerous, newer threat. A joint statement was released from both the United States Department of Homeland Security and the Canadian Cyber Incident Response

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Protecting Your Confidential Law Documents, The Basics of Cybersecurity

With more businesses being targeted by cyber attacks in an attempt to access and steal personal information, it is more important than ever to safeguard your information. Law firms are privy to more personal information than most companies, and as such they are a prime target for hackers looking to

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Ransomware Expenses add up Quickly for Healthcare Institutions

Plenty of people think that cyber criminals target careless individuals or corporations with questionable practices. The unfortunate truth is that these malicious individuals do not discriminate in the slightest. Hackers have attacked a number of healthcare providers over the past couple of months.

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Globalquest Solutions Earns Third Silver Competency for Cloud Solutions from Microsoft

BUFFALO, NY (For Immediate Release) – Globalquest Solutions, Inc. has gained its third Silver Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency from the Microsoft Provider Network. Gaining the competency means customers can be assured that Globalquest is equipped to help its customers move to Clou

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HIPAA Phase 2 – What You Need to Know

With HIPAA Phase 2, there is a short turnaround time when it comes to audit requests and that puts pressure on small businesses to be ready at any moment. HIPAA Phase 2 The HITECH Act (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) means that the HHS (U.S. Department of Health

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Protecting Yourself and Your Business Against Ransomware

Today a new type of malware is currently making the rounds that may be worse than anything we have ever dealt with before. It is called ransomware and it is a type of malware that not only hijacks your desktop, but also holds it ransom. Not only is ransomware scary for individuals who manage their l

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OCR to Introduce New Health Information Privacy Policy

On March 22, 2016 the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) began an HIPAA Audit Program to monitor the level of privacy and security in businesses. The Phase 2 audit program is a forerunner for the complete program implemented by OCR, but compliance groups are presently in place to assist organization with

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What Every Physician Should Know About Ransomware

Viruses pose a danger to health care computer systems. Regardless of the nature of a company, a business is a business — and no business is safe from spyware, viruses and malware. [caption id="attachment_246" align="aligncenter" width="509"] online health[/caption] Even though the purpose o

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HIPAA Audits and the Privacy Factor

Audits are being conducted by the Office for Civil Rights to ensure that proper HIPAA procedures are being followed by the medical community’s records offices. While OCR says the program is designed to make sure the approximately 200 officers being audited are complying with HIPAA, insiders in the

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