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OCR February 2018 Cybersecurity Newsletter: Phishing

In the February OCR Cybersecurity Newsletter, they give very good information on Phishing and how to avoid being a victim.  The newsletter is reprinted below:   February 2018 Cybersecurity Newsletter Phishing Phishing is a type of cyber-attack used to trick individuals into divulging sensitive information via electronic communication by impersonating a trustworthy source. For example, …

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How Does the Dark Web Impact Small Businesses?

Identity theft is an unfortunate occurrence that is all too familiar with most business owners, but do those individuals know where the compromised data will end up? Often, these business owners are unaware of the virtual marketplace where stolen data is purchased and sold by cybercriminals; a place known as the “Dark Web”.  An article …

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How Will Your Employees Get You Hacked?

Breaches are becoming increasingly common as cybercriminals continue to advance their skills and tactics to trick their victims into falling for their scams. While cybercriminals are remaining diligent in their efforts to carry out their attacks, small business owners continue to underspend on cybersecurity. An article on Entrepreneur looks at 5 things your employees are …

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Affiliated Covered Entities

Matthew Fisher, ESQ and Jonathan Krasner Healthcare represents a very large segment of our economy – approaching 20% by some estimates.  As such, healthcare organizations come in many sizes and flavors.  We are all, hopefully, familiar with the basics that HIPAA compliance requirements apply Covered Entities, Business Associates and subcontractors.  A CE and a BA …

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What is Your Personal Information Worth on the Dark Web?

The dark web is often known for the illegal activities conducted there, and while not everything on the dark web is illegal, it’s most appealing factor is its anonymity. The dark web is often a place where stolen data and personal information is bought and sold following a data breach or hacking incident. An article …

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Mapping Base-EHR to MIPS ACI-Base-Score: 5 Things You Need to Know

This is a guest post by Pawan Jindal of MyMIPSScore and originally appeared at the MyMIPSScore Blog Under MACRA, Advancing Care Information(ACI) category of MIPS replaced Meaningful Use. As we discussed briefly in the 10 step overview of MIPS, ACI scoring under MIPS is determined based on the provider’s performance for a set of base …

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Ransomware Wreaks Havoc in 2017

Ransomware dominated the healthcare industry in 2017, with six of the top ten breaches reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services a direct result of the malicious software. An article on Security Current looks at some ransomware attacks from 2017 as well as steps you can take to help avoid becoming a …

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Allscripts Suffers Ransomware Attack: Recovery Underway

  Billion-dollar electronic health record (EHR) company Allscripts has fallen victim to a ransomware attack, which began on Thursday, January 18 around 2:00 a.m. EST. By 6:00 a.m. EST, the ransomware attack was full-blown requiring Microsoft and Cisco’s incident response teams to be called upon for assistance. An article on CSO explores the attack which …

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Analysis of 2017 Health Data Breaches

While you might expect that the number of mega-breaches in 2017 would surpass all previous years, the numbers may take you by surprise. In fact, 2017 saw a drop in the number of individuals affected by healthcare breaches. An article on Bank Info Security provides an analysis on 2017’s health data breaches and the outlook …

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