Healthcare Cybersecurity

Healthcare Cybersecurity

Healthcare cybersecurity is an increasing problem for organizations. Recent years have seen hacking and IT security incidents steadily increase and many healthcare organizations have struggled to secure their network perimeter and keep cybercriminals away. 2015 was...
Upgrading Windows 7 Devices Coming Quickly

Upgrading Windows 7 Devices Coming Quickly

Healthcare groups still deploying Windows 7 and Windows 2008 have a very short amount of time left to upgrade the operating systems before Microsoft support will be discontinued. Support for both operating systems will cease on January 14, 2019. As of January 14,...
Who is Exempt from GDPR Requirements?

Who is Exempt from GDPR Requirements?

The General Data Protection Regulation became enforceable on May 25, 2018 and from that date companies that gather or use the personal data of EU residents were obligated to require with the GDPR, although there are restricted GDPR exemptions and derogations. Who Must...
HIPAA Telemedicine Guidelines

HIPAA Telemedicine Guidelines

The HIPAA guidelines on telemedicine are relevant for all medical professional or healthcare groups that provide a remote service to patients in their homes or in community centers. Many people wrongly think that communicating ePHI at distance is allowable when the...
CCPA vs GDPR Comparison

CCPA vs GDPR Comparison

In the last few years cybersecurity has evolved massively on a global basis as greater efforts are invested in protecting individuals, businesses and organizations from the threat of hacking. New legislation has been introduced in relation to the way that personal...
HIPAA History

HIPAA History

Our review of HIPAA history begins on August 21, 1996, when the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted into law, but why was the HIPAA Act formulated? The HIPAA Act was formulated to “improve the portability and accountability of...
Does GDPR Apply to EU Citizens Living Abroad?

Does GDPR Apply to EU Citizens Living Abroad?

The term ‘European Union citizen’ is often referenced when trying to describe General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legal obligations, but what happens when an EU citizen leaves the EU? Does GDPR apply to EU citizens living abroad? Using the term European Union...
Amazon Facing EU Antitrust Investigation

Amazon Facing EU Antitrust Investigation

The European Union’s Competition Commission has initiated an official antitrust investigation to ascertain if Amazon is using sensitive data, gathered from independent retailers who use its marketplace, in breach of EU competition legislation. The Commission...
HITECH Act Explained

HITECH Act Explained

The HITECH Act – or Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act – forms a portion of an economic stimulus program introduced prior to President Trump taking office: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Act was signed...
HIPAA Compliance and Skype

HIPAA Compliance and Skype

Skype Text and messaging platforms like it are a very convenient way of quickly sending data however there is still some discussion around how HIPAA compliant Skype actually is. The Skype service incorporates security measures to stop unauthorized access of...
GDPR and Medical Devices

GDPR and Medical Devices

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable on May 25, 2018, as did financial penalties for breaching the legislation. Mainly, GDPR is applicable to the back end workings of medical devices there is also a great deal concerning the Cloud,...
What is the Purpose of HIPAA?

What is the Purpose of HIPAA?

HIPAA was enacted in 1996. In its initial form, the legislation assisting in making sure that workers would go on receiving health insurance coverage when they were moving between jobs. The legislation also required healthcare groups to put in place controls to secure...
How to Manage Your HIPAA Password Requirements

How to Manage Your HIPAA Password Requirements

HIPAA password requirements state that procedures must be implemented for creating, changing and securing passwords unless a different, equally-effective security measure is chosen. The password requirements under HIPAA are available the Administrative Safeguards of...
Amazon Web Services and HIPAA Compliance

Amazon Web Services and HIPAA Compliance

Amazon Web Services has all the security requirement to adhere with the HIPAA Security Rule and the company is willing to complete a business associate agreement with healthcare groups. So, is AWS HIPAA compliant? The answer is both Yes and No. AWS can be deemed as...
CCPA and Cybersecurity

CCPA and Cybersecurity

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduced new standards for data protection in Europe. Introduced in May 2018, GDPR changed the way that businesses handle collect, handle, and process consumer data. The regulations also granted new rights to...
PossibleNow Survey Indicates 50% of Companies will not be Ready for CCPA Introduction

Are you ready for CCPA?

The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) is due to become enforceable on January 1, 2020. Corporations, government agencies and other groups will be using 2019 to prepare for the new legislation. The proposed legislation allows Californian residents the following...
CCPA Requirements

CCPA Requirements

The Californian Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was signed into law in June 2018. Many data privacy experts have compared CCPA to Europe’s latest data protection legislation, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Much like GDPR, CCPA has changed how businesses...
Can Google Drive be Deemed HIPAA Compliant?

Can Google Drive be Deemed HIPAA Compliant?

In order to properly address the question, “Is Google Drive HIPAA compliant?” there are a number of factors to consider. This is due to the fact that HIPAA compliance is less about specific technologies and more about how technologies are utilized. Any software...