October 10, 2017. HIPAA Integrity® commends to your attention the October 6, 2017, Health Data Management article by John Morrissey entitled: “Lack of security risk assessment could trim Medicare payments.” The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has implemented the Merit-based Incentive Payment System […]

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August 16, 2017. On August 15, 2017, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced publication of the Draft Fifth Revision of NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-53 in a news release entitled: “NIST Crafts Next-Generation Safeguards for Information Systems and the Internet of Things.” NIST encourages public comment on Draft NIST SP 800-53-5 during […]

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August 9, 2017. The September 2017 issue of Consumer Reports has an article in the Ask Our Experts section entitled: “How do ransomware attacks work? And if one happens to me, should I pay?” Here is part of the excellent answer: “The best offense truly is defense, when it comes to security. [Russell Vines, Consumer […]

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August 8, 2017. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published with an August 2017 publication date NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-181: National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. The Abstract for this publication follows: “This publication describes the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NICE Framework), a […]

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June 27, 2017. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released this month new Digital Identity Guidelines in a suite of four final documents in the Special Publication (SP) 800 series as SP 800-63-3. According to NIST, this suite of four documents covers “digital identity from initial risk assessment to deployment of federated identify […]

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June 13, 2017. On June7, 2017, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a Report of an audit of incentive payments to eligible providers (EPs) for adoption and meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology, entitled: Medicare Paid Hundreds of Millions in Electronic Health […]

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