States Enact Even Tougher Breach Notification Laws than Federal HIPAA Requirements

Starting September 1, 2018, Colorado’s new Protections For Consumers Data Privacy law will require organizations to notify victims of breaches containing personal information within 30 days of determining that a breach occurred — 30 days before current federal HIPAA requirements. Like other state laws, Colorado’s newest approved bill signals to healthcare organizations that you can […]

Whitepaper Download: Protecting Data in the Healthcare Industry

All it takes is one slipup to forever change the public’s outlook on your organization. This is especially true for healthcare providers. Your patients need to trust that your staff can provide them with the care they need and that your IT system won’t put their protected health information (PHI) at risk. There’s nothing like […]

A Recent Anti-Malware Victory

Cybercriminals make a lot of news by pulling off headline-grabbing data breaches. Often, this can make these attackers seem invincible, like there are no systems or good guys capable of standing up to them. This is, of course, anything but true. Cyber-attacks can be defeated and the criminals behind them can be apprehended. Today, we’re […]

BAI Security at HIMSS18

Healthcare providers face a unique challenge when it comes to data protection. Cybercriminals take one look at their assets  — valuable personally identifiable information (PII) like social security numbers and medical information — and throw all they’ve got at their IT security systems. If you’re not doing everything you can to maintain and strengthen your IT security, […]

The Proactive Way to Manage Customer Data

With 2017 behind us and the new year beginning, there’s no time like now to reevaluate how your organization handles sensitive customer information. With data breaches increasing year after year, everyone should turn their gaze inward to ensure they are taking a proactive cybersecurity stance. Why is this so important? Here’s an example of everything […]

Go Beyond HIPAA: Strengthening IT Security by Sharing Information

HIPPA compliance for healthcare organizations is crucial – yet many still struggle with meeting even the most basic requirements. Furthermore, merely employing a security profile that just meets regulations does not provide adequate protection. But what does it mean in real-life terms to not meet these requirements, and what steps can you take right now to […]

A Different Type of Phishing

Often, we see phishing schemes being perpetrated by hackers seeking to steal information. Rarely do we discover a scheme that is essentially an elaborate marketing tactic. Healthcare Info Security reports that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sent a warning to organizations in the healthcare system, alerting them to an unusual phishing attempt. […]

A New Domino: Ransomware on Social Media

We’ve written a fair amount about the consistent threat ransomware poses to your business, and that’s because it’s a constantly shifting threat worthy of frequent updates. Once you think you have one attack method under wraps, another one pops up. It’s a lot like trying to plug holes in a leaky dam, desperately trying to […]

The Compliance Issue: Taking IT Security a Step Further

Complying with cybersecurity regulation is at the forefront of many companies’ minds. Perhaps to their own detriment, according to David Glockner, the regional director at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Chicago Regional Office. Quoted in SC Magazine, Glockner encouraged attendees at an SC Congress meeting in Chicago to think about cybersecurity, “divorced from […]

Unseen Consequences: The Ripple Effects of a Data Breach

A data breach results in some obvious, immediate impacts. Your customers’ and/or patients’ data is exposed, for one. Even if you don’t lose their business, there will likely be some fences to mend to regain their trust. However, what often gets lost in the aftermath of significant breaches is the ripple effect these attacks can […]