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Cyber-Security Requires Training Employees

Posted by Rose Doherty on Dec 14, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Train your employees  is key to an effective Business Cyber-Security Plan.

Hackers are getting more sophisticated every day, and the ways they lure you to give them access to your computer are downright devious.  It is important that all employees are aware of these simple rules that will help prevent intruders from accessing your computer network.  

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Topics: Security, HIPAA Compliance, Internet Security, IT Security

What is Data Encryption?

Posted by Rose Doherty on Dec 7, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Are You Responsible for Sensitive Data?

Here is what you need to know to protect your business from data loss or intrusion.

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Topics: Security, HIPAA Compliance, Data Security, Mobile Device Management

Cybercriminals Top 3 Tricks to Hack Your Computer Network

Posted by Rose Doherty on Nov 4, 2015 1:04:53 PM

 

3 Tricks Cybercriminals Use to Attack Your Computer Network

Cybercriminals are extremely sophisticated, but there are 3 tricks they use with tremendous success that you need to be aware of.  Knowing their sneaky schemes will help prevent your business from becoming a victim.

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Topics: Security, Data Security, IT Security

Data Security Best Practices to Avoid the latest Scam.  

Posted by Rose Doherty on Sep 23, 2015 1:22:40 PM

 How to Avoid the newest Tech Support Scam

Cyber criminals have been preying on consumer fears for many years, peddling fake security software, offering free "security" scans, and sending alarming pop up messages telling you that your computer is infected.  Then they try to sell you, or have you download their "security" software, which turns out to be malware that gives the criminal access to your computer and personal information.

The latest version of the scam begins with a scammer calling  you on the phone.

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Topics: Security, Data Security, IT Security

Password Management Best Practices

Posted by Rose Doherty on Jun 15, 2015 7:30:00 AM

 Best Practices for Strong  Password Policies

News of a high profile hacking incident or a major data breach is becoming a regular event.   A good first step for companies looking to protect themselves from cyber threats is implementing strong password policies and procedures for their business.  

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Topics: Security, HIPAA Compliance

Healthcare Data is #1 Target for Hackers

Posted by Rose Doherty on Jun 10, 2015 8:53:00 AM

As hackers continue to target healthcare data, security needs to be top priority.

Most healthcare service providers don’t realize how vulnerable their IT systems are to cyber attacks. One of the contributing factors to data breach is the conversion from paper records to electronic files. Despite many benefits, there is no denying that it increases the risk of data theft. And since stolen healthcare information can be used to commit identity theft and financial crimes, securing healthcare data has become more important than ever.

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Topics: Security, HIPAA Compliance

3 Important Internet Security Tips

Posted by Rose Doherty on Jun 10, 2015 7:00:00 AM

 3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Internet Threats

It is estimated that over 40% of the world's population is now on the internet, creating an attractive audience for countless hackers and cyber criminals looking to access your personal information.  With technology constantly evolving and the internet growing, it’s not likely to get safer anytime soon. It therefore pays to take extra precautions when surfing the web. That’s why we’ve compiled these three easy tips that can boost your online security.

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Topics: Security, Internet Security

2015 Top 5 Causes of Data Breaches

Posted by Rose Doherty on Jun 1, 2015 11:23:00 AM

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The first half of 2015 has produced two of the largest data breaches on record for the Healthcare Industry. According to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) database the Premera data breach and the Anthem data breach were both caused by Hacking/IT Incident, and effected a combined total of almost 90 Million individuals.  The HIPAA fines are extensive, and the damage to their reputation is devestating.  What can the Healthcare Industry take away as lessons from these two incidents?  

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Topics: Security, HIPAA Compliance

Expired Antivirus leaves you vulnerable

Posted by Rose Doherty on May 22, 2015 3:16:23 PM

It is a Big Deal to let your Antivirus Expire

The purpose of installing antivirus on your computers is to secure them from the various Internet-based threats. While install rates are near 100% in businesses, some companies have been letting their antivirus subscriptions expire.  Here's why keeping your antiviurs active needs to be a priority.

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Topics: Security