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HIPAA Security: Give gift of security

November 21, 2017Ebba Blitz

 A. Many of us are traveling over the holiday season and taking our laptops and devices with us. And sometimes those devices don't make it home. In a single month in 2015 the TSA at Los Angeles International Airport found 154 laptops, 98 cell phones and 18 iPads.When faced with the loss of a laptop people often think their biggest challenge is restoring data, but that's just part of the problem. It's also important to protect the data on the lost device. Eighty percent of information...

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HIPAA Security: Create security checklist

October 20, 2017Ebba Blitz

A. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. It is the perfect time to evaluate your own data breach risk.Don't leave the “keys on your doorstep”—Encrypt your hard drive. This will protect all information stored on your computer.Login passwords stored in your browser—Sensitive data isn't only stored on devices directly but is often accessible via online storage services that allow users to remotely access company data in the cloud. However, if you have clicked...

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HIPAA Security: Guard against exposure

September 22, 2017Ebba Blitz

A. A breach is an incident in which an individual name, plus a Social Security number, driver's license number or a medical or financial record, is potentially put at risk due to exposure. For firms in the medical industry, the cost for not protecting patient data is astronomical. According to the Office for Civil Rights, some $17 million in HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) violation settlements have been paid out in 2017 alone. Some of these settlements include:•...

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