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Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and it may come as little surprise this is in the same month that ends in the spookiest of holidays (Halloween). Cybersecurity can be scary, especially the effects of failing. This year’s overarching theme is “Own it. Secure it. Protect it.” The most empowering notion of cybersecurity is owning the choices and responsibilities. Taking control is difficult sometimes for people…

Posted on Oct. 16, 2019 in Corporate Security

Social Engineering – The Art of the Quick Con

Social engineering is a fancy term for tricking someone out of information. Essentially, it’s a con. While not as flashy or technically sophisticated like hacking with a computer, social engineering is still an incredibly effective tool for hackers. As a result, healthcare workers should know how to guard themselves against social engineering. While hackers usually aren’t so brazen as to ask for passwords over a phone…

Posted on Sep. 18, 2019 in Corporate Security

The Security Journey, Not the Security Destination

Information security is a continuing journey: a process and mindset that needs to be continually cultivated. Unfortunately, there will never be a point when an organization or company can state “we are now fully secure – we’re done. What’s for lunch?” Part of the reason information security is an ongoing process is the landscape of technology is ever-changing. New exploits or vulnerabilities are discovered for existing…

Posted on Jun. 14, 2019 in Corporate Security

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