By Grant Elliott – We hear about personal data breaches and cybersecurity attacks daily in the news. The California Consumer Privacy Act is one state’s answer to the outcry for individual data protection. Yes, it’s a just state law, but California has the world’s 5th largest economy and that means….
By Grant Elliott – After the Marriott data breach, the Quora breach, the Anthem breach, and the Uber breach… well, you get the picture. After all of these data breaches, from the commercial perspective, it’s clear that the free market is failing to drive companies to implement adequate data security.
By Grant Elliott – There’s an inherent risk to doing business, particularly business that touches personal data. For years now, the business community – from healthcare to retail – has focused on the threat prevention aspect of data security.
Business news from Spok Holdings, Inc., ClearDATA, Ostendio, LifePoint Health Inc., AxiaMed, Mediware Information Systems, Inc., IMAT Solutions and CynergisTek.
By Grant Elliott – Was that Lady Gaga in the emergency room? What kind of procedure is my ex having? If you’re a healthcare organization, curiosity is one reason why your employees are a data security threat.
By Grant Elliott – One of the key objectives when developing an effective security and compliance management program is to remain interdependent of core systems.
By Grant Elliott – Healthcare data breaches account for over 22% of the data breaches so far in 2017. To put a number on it, that’s nearly 2 million health data records. If you’re looking for an idea of what’s to come the remainder of 2017 and on into 2018…
By Grant Elliott – Reported data breaches show that HIPAA violation settlements are on the upswing, both in terms of the number of individuals affected and financial cost. We’re not done with 2017,
By Grant Elliott – Are you considering HITRUST but haven’t yet put your HIPAA house in order? That’s similar to starting college when you’ve not yet earned your high school diploma. While both HIPAA and HITRUST share the common goal of protecting healthcare data and personal health information (PHI), they differ in very fundamental ways.
By Grant Elliott – An atmosphere of vigilance and cybersecurity as a cultural norm within an organization is essential. Otherwise, we face a situation where cybercriminals continually re-write the rules. That’s unacceptable.
By Grant Elliott – In nearly every conversation I have with a compliance officer, what I hear is the need for more time to do all that the job entails. So, if you’re feeling more reactive and tactical than strategic these days, you’re not alone.
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