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The Wise “Why’s” of Security

Information security consistently makes news headlines due to its importance and the far-reaching effects of failures. Breaches are common place: security researcher Troy Hunt reports a total of 6.8 billion accounts as hacked, and BreachLevelIndex.com reports 14.7 billion records have been breached since 2013. What makes the stolen data so valuable? Why is security of information, particularly healthcare data of patients, important? Why do healthcare entities…

Posted on Mar. 15, 2019 in Corporate Security

Spring Clean Early with National “Clean Out Your Inbox Week”

January 28, 2019 begins National Clean Out Your Inbox Week, as challenged to all email users by Marsha Egan, author of Inbox Detox and the Habit of E-mail Excellence. This challenge was first posed by Egan in 2007. Email is a powerful tool for any business, including healthcare, as it can be leveraged for documentation, coordinating tasks and to-do lists, quickly disseminating information, and stands as…

Posted on Jan. 28, 2019 in Corporate Security

Home Office Safety & Security Week – “Homing in” on Securely Working from Home

Home Office Safety and Security Week is January 13, 2019 through January 19, 2019. What is the importance, and what habits can you strengthen or start in order to empower your home office security practices? The first step is to recognize that working from home is different than working from a corporate environment in more ways than you might first realize. Information Technology and Security departments…

Posted on Jan. 9, 2019 in Corporate Security

Clean Your Bytes, So They Don’t Bite

Created by The Personal Computer Museum in Brantford, Ontario Canada, October 15, 2018 is National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day. This nationally recognized day is of importance to professionals working in healthcare, as it affords us a reminder to follow HIPAA regulations. HIPAA includes the Minimum Necessary Requirement, a part of the Privacy Rule, which enforces that Protected Health Information (PHI) should not be used or…

Posted on Oct. 15, 2018 in Corporate Security