Recovering from a ransomware attack without paying ransom is BIG news – especially for small healthcare providers whose operations could get disrupted indefinitely in case of such a breach. An Iowa clinic has managed to do and that too within a day’s period. Jones eye clinic and its affiliated surgery… Continue Reading Iowa Clinic Ends Ransomware Attack without Paying
On Sept 5, 2018, law enforcement alerted Inova Health of a data breach. It appears that their billing systems were accessed by a bad actor using an employee’s credentials first in January 2017, and then again, between July-October 2017. The breach has impacted 12,331 patients. An article by Databreaches.net points… Continue Reading What makes strong passwords so important?
“Starting from early July, we have seen malicious spam activity that has targeted corporate mailboxes… The malware’s key objective is to steal passwords from browsers, messaging applications, mail and FTP clients, and cryptocurrency wallets.” Secure List, Loki Bot: On a hunt for corporate passwords Experts from Kapresky lab have come… Continue Reading Major Security Firms Detect a Surge in Phishing Attacks on Corporate Email Accounts
Of the 229 breaches added this year to the HHS “wall of shame”, the largest one is the attack on UnityPoint Health. The Iowan company fell victim to a business email compromise (BEC) attack that compromised its business email system. How big is the UnityPoint Health data breach? As per… Continue Reading Business Email Compromise – How it Works?
What’s the price of injury? $142.5 million. As per the National Safety Council estimates, work-related injuries and deaths cost society about $142.5 million every year. Here is the list of 10 largest monetary penalties proposed by OSHA in fiscal year 2017.
“According to Varonis, 41% of organizations had more than 1,000 sensitive files open to every employee, with data such as “credit card information, health records, or personal information subject to regulations like GDPR, HIPAA and PCI” readily available to anyone with access to the system.” By Jonathan Greig, Tech Republic… Continue Reading Global accessibility – A Mistake Healthcare Providers Cannot Afford
The schools publicly reported inaccurate crime statistics and never told parents and students about programs for combating violence against women, as required, the audit found. –San Francisco Chronicle The audit report published by the California State Auditors who audited a selection of California’s institutions shares the results of their examination of… Continue Reading Clery Act Requirements- California Colleges Have Failed to Comply, State Auditors Report
What actions or behaviors do you believe could be considered as sexual harassment? Most of us have witnessed behaviors that could be considered sexual harassment in the workplace at one time or another – even if in a subtle form. Think of a situation that made you feel particularly uncomfortable?… Continue Reading Your 3-Minute Guide to Sexual Harassment Prevention
Physical safeguards are set of rules and guidelines that outline how the physical storage and access to protected health information should be managed under HIPAA security rules. This infographic by Vigyanix details the Physical Safeguard requirements for facility access controls, workstation use and security and device and media control.
We can’t realistically expect to make major progress in combating health problems and disparities without a solid grasp of the underlying data about health conditions. Take the pressing issue of asthma. About 15 percent of California children have asthma, according to data from the California Health Interview Survey. That percentage… Continue Reading California Works to Parlay Health Data into Action