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Protecting our elderly from cyber scams and attacks.

When it comes to cyber scams and attacks, by far the most vulnerable are the elderly. We can all help them to be more aware of what to look out for when they do venture online. Here are the most common scams targeting the elderly.
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Are you using LastPass?

For several years, LastPass has been one of the password management software applications we've recommended. Recently, they announced they suffered a breach at one of their cloud storage facilities.
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MLK Day

If MLK were alive today, he would be 93 years old. We would like to believe he would be pleased with the progress he inspired, but, as tech geeks, we also wonder what he would think of how the world has changed. After all, there was no internet, no cell phones, and so much more.
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Protecting your business in 2023

There are many steps that a small business can take to protect itself from cybersecurity threats, but perhaps the single most important thing a small business can do is to implement a strong password policy. This includes requiring employees to use unique and complex passwords for all of their accounts,
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OCR announces 11 more HIPAA ROA violations

Eleven more fines, are you next? OCR recently announced that 11 more entities were fined for failing to provide timely access to patient records following a patient complaint. This list included mental health practitioners, dentists, and more.…
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Do you prefer security or privacy? You can’t have both.

What's Happening in Our Schools I was reading the FBI feeds recently following the horrific events in Texas last week. As more information comes to light, it's beginning to look (once again) like the warning signs were there, and here again,…
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OCR is soliciting feedback on pending changes

OCR is making HIPAA changes, are you ready? Earlier today the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a Request For Information to its constituents (that's us) soliciting feedback for potential changes in two areas. The first area relates to cybersecurity,…
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Why Windows 11 needs to be in your 2022 budget

You need Windows 11 - NOW Another Intel chip, another iPhone, Galaxy, Chromebook, etc., it seems we're always being presented with the latest and greatest version of the technology we're using. While most updated software and devices are feature-packed…
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The latest cyber news

The latest cyber news I'm sorry, I'm just not buying it. If you've been anywhere but under a rock lately, then you've heard about the Russia-Ukraine conflict. This week we were treated to the news that Russia has launched a cyberwar against…
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Russia to the Rescue!

Russia to the Rescue! I don't know about you, but it seems we've had a Russia obsession for more than a few years now. If Putin's goal was to live in the heads of our politicians, tormenting their dreams, it sure seems he has succeeded. Not…
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HIPAA compliance is a false sense of security

New HIPAA guidance Yesterday, December 20th, 2021, the Office for Civil Rights issued new guidance under the Privacy Rule on disclosures of PHI for Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO). Inevitably, this is going to get twisted and contorted…
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New HIPAA guidance

New HIPAA guidance Yesterday, December 20th, 2021, the Office for Civil Rights issued new guidance under the Privacy Rule on disclosures of PHI for Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO). Inevitably, this is going to get twisted and contorted…
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Log4Shell the simplest of hacks

The simplest of hacks... Imagine being able to hack a server simply by pasting a block of text into a chat window. Well, that's exactly what happened to the game MineCraft's servers over the weekend. The newly discovered vulnerability is called…
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HIPAA Violations – Twenty-Five Fines and Counting

Twenty-Five Fines and Counting Since 2019, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the HIPAA enforcement arm of the Department of Health and Human Services, has been enforcing violations of the rights of patients to have timely access to their medical…
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The Holiday Con

It's that time of year, are you ready? Given the cyber-crime epidemic we are experiencing, it stands to reason this holiday season, historically a peak period for cyber crime, will see a considerable spike in scams. Here's a list of the top…
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One simple habit could save your ass(ets)

One of the weaknesses in the human cybersecurity chain is well, we're human. We make mistakes at various moments, whether we're being rushed, or curious, We also get lazy, lackadaisical, or otherwise complacent, and when we do, we become…