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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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Three cyber holes to be aware of

Three cyber weaknesses you can prevent. The list of computer vulnerabilities is growing rapidly right now. While this is an ongoing trend, the pace has picked up of late. Some may blame Russia, but in truth, they're just one part of the…
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The hole in your cybersecurity you may be overlooking

Unsecure Devices Most of you likely know that printers, scanners, and multifunction devices have been a weak link for cybersecurity for many network administrators. There are several reasons for this. First, like many networked medical devices,…
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OCR Training Video

Are You Tired of Hearing It? Just SHUT UP ALREADY - I know some of you are thinking that. We've been going on and on about the importance of cybersecurity training, and I know more than a few of you are getting tired of it. So what do we do…
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When cybersecurity training isn’t enough – what next?

Beyond Training - You Can't Stop There. We've talked a lot about training lately because it is the single best tool you have to keep your network secure. However, it's not bulletproof. Two weeks ago Microsoft issued patches for over 85 security…
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Three ways to improve your cybersecurity

Three Steps You MUST Take Now. Cybersecurity professionals are sounding the alarm in agreement that we are about to experience another uptick in cybersecurity attacks. They cite numerous reasons for this coming storm. The most significant concern…
Old age and cybersecurity don't mix
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Cybersecurity and old age – they don’t mix

Old age and cybersecurity We all know many things don't work as well as they(we) age. It's a fact of life most of us face. While age impacts us personally, the systems around us are also impacted by age. A recent study by cybersecurity firm…
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Get ready for major HIPAA changes

HIPAA Changes Ahead In January of 2021, we reported on an amendment to the HITECH act by congress that intended to advance HIPAA compliance and enforcement. The idea was to incentivize Covered Entities to adopt best practices for cybersecurity…
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The hospital attack that wasn’t

How Boston Children's dodged an attack This past week the FBI released details on a cyberattack against Boston Children's Hospital in November of last year. Prior to the attack, CISA and others sent alerts out to the healthcare community warning…
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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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HIPAA Breaches Running at Record Rate

HIPAA Breaches and You In the past 12 months, we've averaged over 3.3 million breached healthcare records per month. Aside from the breach of confidentiality this represents, the information in those records is used for financial fraud,…
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Hey, what’s your password? The Dark Web knows

Creating Better Passwords To make passwords "strong," they must be both unique and lengthy (at least 12 characters). Generally, people are pretty bad at creating passwords that fit either category (much less both). You could let a computer…
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HIPAA Fines Show How You Are Failing

HIPAA violations are on the rise. Although we didn't hear too much about breach-related HIPAA violations during the pandemic, incidents were occurring, and the violations are now being pursued and published. The result is a steady stream of…
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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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Critical Google and Microsoft updates

Critical Update Alert Recently Microsoft and Google released a critical security update to their browsers. Since you likely use these browsers in your environment, you need to ensure that they stay up to date. Below we have included sets…