U.S., Canada Issue Ransomware Alert

With a new ransomware incidents popping up almost on a daily basis, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in collaboration with Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC), have issued an official ransomware alert. While the alert intended to educate the general population to the threat and how to combat becoming a victim it also…

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HIPAA Audit: OCR Is On The Move

Last week, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the launch of phase 2 of the HIPAA Audit Program. OCR’s goal is to proactively uncover and address risks and vulnerabilities to protected health information (PHI). Effective immediately, OCR will ensure Covered Entities (CEs), their Business Associates (BAs) and vendors have comprehensive risk management frameworks…

Avoiding Future Ransomware Attacks (Malware) Targeting Healthcare Providers

The “Ransomware” attack (Malware) described below definitely highlights the key value that the Aegify solutions suite offers to any scale of enterprises. The appropriate use of our security scanning and remediation solution would definitely have significantly mitigated the probability of such an attack from occurring as the organization would have stayed on top of any software…

$3.5 million fine levied against Triple-S Management Corporation for HIPAA violations

It’s happened again. On Dec 1, 2015, a $3.5 million fine was levied against Triple-S Management Corporation, formerly known as American Health Medicare Inc., for HIPAA violations. OCR’s investigations indicated widespread non-compliance throughout the various subsidiaries of Triple-S, including: Failure to implement appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to protect the privacy of its beneficiaries’…

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A Right Approach to Cyber Security

There is no denying the fact that cyber threats are on the rise. Cyber threats are growing in sophistication with each passing year. However, what is more alarming is the fact that most organizations are unable to effectively address and avert these threats. A recent PWC survey reveals that nearly 62 percent of organizations do…