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3 Must Follow Steps to Protect ePHI and Comply with the HIPAA Security Rule

March 8th, 2014

The HIPAA Privacy Rule was enacted in 1996 to create protection standards for patients in the United States. While the Privacy Rule pertains to all protected health information, including paper and electronic, the Security Rule pertains specifically to electronic protected health information.

Is Your Dental Practice Running Windows XP? Upgrade Your OS to Avoid HIPAA Penalties

March 4th, 2014

Is your dental practice running Windows XP? If so, it’s time to upgrade to a secure operating system or face severe HIPAA penalties after April 8th, 2014, when Microsoft will discontinue its support for the operating system. The end of support means Microsoft will no longer release security updates or fixes, which poses a variety of risks, including:

Compliance and security risks due to the unsupported and unpatched operating system.

12 Imperative Security Tips to Protect Your Personal Data

Do you worry about the privacy of your personal data? If so, you’re not alone. According to a study conducted by Harris Interactive, which surveyed 2000 consumers, privacy concerns associated with personal data are fairly common. For example:

93% of consumers have privacy concerns regarding online shopping.

12 Imperative Security Tips to Protect Your Personal Data

March 4th, 2014

Do you worry about the privacy of your personal data? If so, you’re not alone. According to a study conducted by Harris Interactive, which surveyed 2000 consumers, privacy concerns associated with personal data are fairly common. For example:

93% of consumers have privacy concerns regarding online shopping.

Security Warning! Windows XP and Office 2003 Pose A Dangerous Threat To Your Business.

March 2nd, 2014

If you’re using Windows XP or Office 2003 you only have until April 8th before hackers attack.

This isn’t a marketing ploy. It’s an urgent warning.

As a Microsoft Certified Partner {company} is reaching out to businesses in the area that use Windows XP and Office 2003.  Microsoft announced that it will stop support for the XP operating system and Office 2003 software suite on April 8, 2014. This means if you and your staff are using these programs your business will be exposed to serious cyber attacks that can take control of your network, steal data, crash your system, and cripple your business.

6 Essential Risk Mitigating Tips for Using Public Wi-Fi Networks

Do you protect your laptops and mobile devices with anti-virus software? If not, it’s critical to avoid using public Wi-Fi networks. Cybercriminals can easily intercept data sent over public Wi-Fi, yet 53% of mobile device owners use public Wi-Fi hotspots on a regular basis.