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HIPAA Violation Fines and Penalties: What Are They in 2020?

HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, was put in place to protect the rights and confidentiality of patients.  Violating HIPAA is a big deal for medical professionals, and there are hefty fines associated with it. If you work in the healthcare industry, it’s important to stay up-to-date with evolving HIPAA regulations, violations, and […]

What You Need to Know About U.S. Data Privacy Laws

In the first half of 2018, there were 668 data breaches and 22 million records exposed. The number of data breaches is steadily increasing. With more of your personal information online than ever before, you should be concerned about your privacy. Part of that is being informed about what governs the protection of information. US data […]

What is Penetration Testing?

You might’ve heard of the term penetration testing if you work in computers, software, or web design fields. But what is penetration testing? And why should you bother with it? Cyber threats, unfortunately, are very real in this day and age, with 80% of businesses hacked. And it seems hackers come up with new ways […]

How to Change the Privacy Measures of Your Web Browser Settings

The year 2017 saw a healthcare data breach every single day, totally more than 470 breaches by the end of the year. Yet, despite these attacks, studies found that just 29 percent of health systems in the U.S. have effective cybersecurity measures in place to protect patient information. Think that taking measures to safely store […]

Serious Security: How to Prevent Data Breaches in the Workplace

Did you know that more than 3 billion Yahoo accounts were hacked back in 2016, resulting in one of the largest data breaches worldwide? Moreover, studies show that approximately 60 million Americans are affected by identity theft each year. Since we all live in a broad and sophisticated digital world, it’s only natural to try […]

10 Tips to Protect Your Company Website From Hackers

Every business has to have measures in place to prevent hacking. This is especially true in the healthcare industry. You have to abide by HIPPA regulations and keep your patients’ data safe and secure. Healthcare is a particular target for hackers, because you can hold sensitive data. The number of IT and hacking incidents in […]

7 Ways to Secure Your Network Infrastructure

The number of HIPAA violations have been rising over the last decade, and the penalties have been rising. In 2018, there were 11 violations and almost $30 million in penalties. Your organization can’t afford to be one of these statistics. Not only will it reflect poorly on you, but it’ll also take a huge financial toll. Here […]

How Today’s Environment is Reshaping the Medical Device Industry

During a recent trip to the doctor’s office, other than the nurse using two fingers on my wrist and a watch to take my pulse, everything else was completely different. From booking my appointment online, to completing much of the usual paperwork from home, things have changed. For the first time, I was able to […]