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Forbes Magazine Highlights Need for Healthcare Entities to Analyze Their Security Risks as Defense Against Breach

HIPAA Safeguard recommend that its followers read the September 1, 2014, article by Contributor Dan Munro entitled:  “Over 90% of Cloud Services Used in Healthcare Pose Medium to High Security [...]

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Fortune Magazine Highlights Growing Threat of Identity Theft Through Rise in Healthcare Data Breaches

HIPAA Safeguard recommends that its followers read the August 31, 2014, article by Laura Shin entitled:  “Medical identity theft:  How the health care industry is failing us”, which can be [...]

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Stronger Passwords Are Not a Substitute for Encryption for Securing Electronic Protected Health Information

August 7, 2014.  Today’s Charleston, SC Post and Courier has an important article by AP Technology writer Anick Jesdanun entitled:  “7 ways to create stronger passwords:  News of Russian hacking [...]

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ONC Releases 10-Year Strategic Vision for Achieving Interoperability of Electronic Healthcare Information

This year, 2014, marks the end of the Decade of Health Information Technology, initiated by then Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Tommy Thompson, in July 2004 “to [...]

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How to Manage Passwords: A Cautionary Tale

HIPAA Safeguard commends to the attention of Security Officials of covered entities and business associates and to individual workforce members of those organizations the May 6, 2014, Wall Street [...]

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McKinsey Quarterly Article Discusses The Rising Strategic Risks of Cyberattacks

HSP&P calls your attention to this important May 2014 article by Tucker Bailey, Andrea Del Miglio, and Wolf Richter entitled:  “The rising strategic risks of cyberattacks:  Research by [...]

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FBI Issues Notification Concerning Risk of Increased Cyber Intrusions for Healthcare Systems and Medical Devices

On April 8, 2014, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a private industry notification entitled:  Health Care Systems and Medical Devices at Risk for Increased Cyber Intrusions for [...]

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FCC Cybersecurity Tips Consistent with HIPAA Compliance: 10. Regularly Change Passwords

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has prepared several documents that provide tips on managing and safeguarding electronic information technology.  One of these documents outlines ten [...]