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Resistance is Futile; You Must Comply

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No threat actor ever avoided attacking your system because you marked a control as compliant. Yet organizations today are spending ever increasing resources to remain compliant with a myriad of frameworks, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF), International Standards Organization (ISO) frameworks, such as ISO 27001, and ISACA’s Control Objectives for Information and ...

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5 Things You Need to Know About BYOD and Cyber Security

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Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies can be a boon for organizations that implement them. Employees can use the same device for both personal and business uses to work from anywhere, which can result in increased productivity. Tasks that employees once had to leave in limbo once they left the office can now be finished outside the workplace and completed without delay. By ...

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Risky Medicine: A Poor Prognosis for Health Care Security

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In the health care industry, IT solutions are moving at a breakneck pace with an aim towards integrated electronic health records, interactive patient portals, mobile engagement and more. It’s a direction that many feel is necessary to bring health care up into this millennium and improve the quality of care. However, it’s a major cause for concern for data privacy and health ...

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Your Guide to Conducting a HIPAA Risk Assessment

HIPAA states that a covered entity or business associate “must conduct an accurate and thorough assessment of the potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of electronic protected health information held by the covered entity or business associate.” This risk assessment requirement oft becomes a sticky issue for organizations subject to HIPAA. Why? Because covered entities and ...

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