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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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HIPAA and your password policy – are you compliant?

HIPAA and your password. Thanks to NIST, who in 2017 changed their recommended password policy in publication 800-63B, the change/do not change debate has been ongoing. If you aren't familiar with the publication, here's a short news video…
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The lawsuits are flowing in the MCG Health breach. Here’s why it’s bad for you.

Vendor Risk MCG Health is a health information services company providing clinical guidelines to hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. They recently reported a breach that had occurred back in 2020, and already lawsuits from their…
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Facebook is collecting your health information. Should you care?

Facebook is bad for your health! A report published this week by the website Newsbusters revealed some disturbing information about Facebook. The news organization ran a battery of tests against 100 US hospitals and discovered a third of them…
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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,…