Category Archives: Cybersecurity

The Need for Cybersecurity Awareness Training in Healthcare

Healthcare providers face a unique landscape when it comes to cybersecurity.  They are highly regulated by HIPAA and have an obligation to protect sensitive patient information.  Technology is also a very important part of how they deliver care to patients.  These factors combine to make healthcare a prime target for cyber criminals.  The primary attack […]

How to Satisfy HIPAA Requirements

Healthcare providers are often left scratching their head on how to satisfy HIPAA requirements.  We don’t blame you.  The verbiage used sometimes sounds like it was written up by a drunk lawyer with the intent to confuse.  They want to give guidelines without being prescriptive.  The challenge is that it might be easier if they […]

7 Security Tips for Your Medical Practice

Healthcare providers have a responsibility to protect patient data.  Not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because they are regulated by HIPAA.  Having the right cyber security measures in place for your medical practice is important.  There is a lot of things that you can do, but some measures offer more […]

Cyber Security and HIPAA Compliance for Senior Living

Patient care is the priority for those working in the Senior Living space.  It’s no surprise then that there isn’t enough time left in the day to deal with the complexities of cyber security and HIPAA compliance for senior living companies. The Cost of Inaction Often there seems to be an idea of security through […]

Understanding Cybersecurity: A Beginner’s Guide

In today’s digital age, cybersecurity is a term we hear almost daily. But what does it really mean, especially for those of us who aren’t tech wizards? This beginner-friendly guide breaks down the basics of cybersecurity, making it easy to understand and apply in your daily life. What is Cybersecurity? Cybersecurity is the practice of […]

Navigating Cybersecurity in a Hybrid Work Environment

While a great option for many businesses, the hybrid work model of combining remote and office-based work brings its own cybersecurity challenges. In this blog, we will simplify these challenges and offer straightforward strategies for business owners to minimize their effects. Let’s get started! Simplifying Access to Company Resources: In a hybrid work setup, it’s […]

Understanding the FTC Safeguards Rule and its Impact on Accountants

The digital age has brought unparalleled opportunities for businesses, but it has also introduced challenges in safeguarding customer data. Recognizing this, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) introduced the Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information, commonly referred to as the Safeguards Rule, back in 2003. Now, for over two decades, the FTC Safeguards Rule has provided a […]

Why Physicians Should Care About Protecting Patient Data

Physicians have a lot on their plates. Managing busy schedules, staying up to date with medical advancements, and providing the best possible care to their patients. Amidst all these responsibilities, it can be easy to overlook the importance of cybersecurity and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance. However, protecting patients’ personal health information […]

How to Block a Brute Force Attack

Brute Force Attack

This week we got a call from a business owner that has had a persistent reoccurring IT issue.  It’s annoying and stops their work.  They’ve had 3 different IT providers try to solve it over the last year plus without success.  I hopped on a call with them and my engineer.  Within about 20 minutes […]

Lazy Passwords Are Putting Your Business at Risk

Passwords are a pain.  No one enjoys trying to remember login credentials for upwards of 100 unique sites and services. More to the point, no one can remember 100+ unique sets of credentials, which leads to all sorts of other awful security problems (don’t worry, we’ll discuss them in a minute).  Thankfully, new technologies are on the […]