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NIST Publishes National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework aka NICE Framework

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 [...]

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OCR Publishes Quick-Response Cyberattack Checklist and Graphic for Healthcare Covered Entities and Business Associates

June 12, 2017. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published on June 8, 2017 via its SecurityList “OCR Quick Response Cyber Attack [...]

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ICS-CERT of DHS Updates Guidance Resources to Help Healthcare Organizations Mitigate Cybersecurity Threat

May31, 2017. On May 30, 2017, the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released Update G: Indicators Associated with [...]

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Perfect Storm: Double Jeopardy Cyberattack and HIPAA Noncompliance Peril for Covered Entities and Business Associates

May 15, 2017. For healthcare covered entities and business associates that have not implemented HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and the HITECH Act Breach Notification Rule, the current massive, [...]

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WEDI Publishes Issue Brief on Growing Concern of Cybercrime in Healthcare

April 4, 2017. The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) has published an Issue Brief entitled: “The Rampant Growth of Cybercrime in Healthcare.” The timing of the WEDI release [...]

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Take the Pew Research Center Cybersecurity Knowledge Quiz

April 4, 2017. In the past week, HIPAA Integrity® has posted several significant pieces on the importance of implementing and hardening cybersecurity perimeter defenses to deter and mitigate the [...]

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Essential Reading Follow-up: “Why the FBI alert is a wakeup call for healthcare organizations”

March 31, 2017. On March 22, 2017, the Cyber Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a Private Industry Notification entitled: “Cyber Criminals Targeting FTP Servers to [...]

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Time for Covered Entities and Business Associates to Harden Their Security Defenses

January 31, 2017. In recent posts on the HIPAA Integrity® Website, we have urged our readers and clients to invest in security and to harden access to their IT systems in order to minimize the [...]

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NIST Publishes Document on Cybersecurity Incident Recovery of Critical Import for Healthcare Safeguard Planning

December 27, 2016. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published in December a NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-184 entitled: Guide for Cybersecurity Event Recovery, an [...]

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HIPAA Integrity® Links Its Security Compliance Tools Via Crosswalk to Cybersecurity Framework and NIST SP 800-53-4

November 11, 2016. We have reported in earlier blog postings about the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) September 15, 2016, Cybersecurity initiative entitled: NIST Releases [...]

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