All organizations are urged to apply the January 14 Microsoft Windows critical patches as soon as possible. Do not delay. HIPAA-covered entities, and others that interact with Federal agencies, are required to patch promptly. 49 Vulnerabilities Patched According to DHS, the patch addresses 49 vulnerabilities, including “critical weaknesses in Windows CryptoAPI, Windows Remote Desktop Gateway (RD … Continue reading Microsoft’s latest Security Patch Warrants Emergency Directive from Dept. of Homeland Security
If your business has employees, volunteers, or consultants who use portable wireless devices onsite and offsite, you should address IT security and privacy with an Action Plan, which is Step 3 of our 3-part series. Your Action Plan will include policies, tools, training, and other ways to improve your security. The Back Story We’re leading … Continue reading Security Tip: What are your people doing with WiFi? (Part 3)
When you download software applications, whether free or paid, there are important precautions you and your staff should take. Following these guidelines will help your business improve cyber-security and reduce the risk of data breach. 1 DO advise your employees to follow these tips, and to avoid downloading games on workplace computers if possible. Even … Continue reading Downloading software? Watch out!
Look before you leap! There are pros and cons to cloud data storage. If you decide cloud is not for you, we offer another type of offsite data storage. Backups Cloud storage means your data will be backed up offsite for use in a crisis. In practice, you might be surprised at how long it … Continue reading Security Tip: Cloud Considerations & Alternatives
As an organization that keeps, stores, or transmits PHI (Personal Health Information), you know that your network and computers must be maintained, protected, and used in a way that complies with HIPAA technical rules for privacy and security. But what about the security of other devices that connect to your network? Here are some categories … Continue reading HIPAA Tip: Device Security for Compliance