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Have you heard of Meltdown & Spectre?

As you may be aware, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) released  a new vulnerability threat referred to as Meltdown & Spectre.  This high-impact vulnerability affects most users that have a modern computer and  has the potential to leak passwords, as well as [...]

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Is Your Health Organization Prepared for a Cyber Attack?

If you're part of a healthcare organization, you have access to a lot of sensitive information. Patients and employees alike depend on you to maintain and protect that information. You need to know how to protect your company, workers, and patients against a cyber attack. Read on to learn what [...]

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6 Network Security Threats You Need to Know About for 2018

With people working online now, businesses are at a high risk of cyber attacks. This year, 53 percent of enterprises experienced more attacks than last year. As such, they need to be aware of the network security threats in 2018. Online attackers want financial gain and to steal identities and [...]

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Why You Need Secure Private Email in 2018

Did you know expenses for cybercrime losses are expected to reach $6 trillion by 2021? This means email interception is a common problem that needs your immediate attention. Simple, appropriate precautions can keep your information safe from these cyber predators. Let's take a look at why you [...]

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5 Strategies Your Office Needs to Increase Your Cyber Security Awareness

Are you concerned about your company's online security? You're not alone. The number of cyber attacks is on the rise. In the first six months of 2017 alone, there were attacks on nearly 2 billion data records. That's an increase of 164 percent from 2016. Cyber attacks are no longer something [...]

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What You Need To Know About The Future Of Healthcare Solutions

Every year, the United States spends more than $8,000 per person on healthcare, more than any other industrialized nation in the world. That said, new healthcare solutions are developing rapidly to change medicine for the better. New technology and IT systems have the potential to make American [...]

How HIPAA Allows Patients Control Over Their Health Data

Healthcare can be very complex; it can be so complex that it can be frustrating and overwhelming for many people at times. However, this does not have to be the case. It is important that all patients are as much involved in their healthcare as they can be. When patients have access to their [...]

5 Principles of a HIPAA Compliant Website

Why should you worry about having a HIPAA compliant website? Maybe the fact that you could face civil penalties of up to $50,000! You could also face criminal proceedings, which can result in a prison sentence of up to 10 years. So it's vital you get HIPAA compliance exactly right. HIPAA - the [...]

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How to Make Healthcare Branding More Personal

In healthcare, branding has an important role in the success of your practice. You may ask, how do you define the term brand in the medical industry? First, the concept of branding has changed in the business and marketing world in the last few years. In the past, a brand used to only refer to [...]

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US-CERT Reports Bad Rabbit Ransomware Infection

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, a new ransomware strain has been detected spreading throughout Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe. The codename "Bad Rabbit" was confirmed to attributed to the ransomware by Ukrainian authorities. The attack is presented in the form of a fraudulent Adobe® Flash [...]

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