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Blockchain Technology and the Future of Healthcare

How a Bitcoin-Inspired Technology is Poised to Change Healthcare 2020 officially goes in the record books as the worst year so far in terms of the number of breaches reported. Can blockchain technology help? Imagine a one-stop-shop of information, tailored to your individual healthcare needs – a WebMD of your own personal data, designed and maintained just for … Continue reading Blockchain Technology and the Future of Healthcare

Multi-Factor Authentication for HIPAA Compliance

What it is, Common Objections, and Why to Insist on it Though many healthcare organizations still consider it optional, two-factor authentication – also known as multi-factor authentication (MFA) – is an indispensable part of a secure environment, and key to protecting your medical data.  “Wait,” you protest, “why would I want to add another step to my … Continue reading Multi-Factor Authentication for HIPAA Compliance

G Suite is now Google Workspace

Google’s acclaimed suite of collaboration and productivity tools – including Gmail, Drive, Docs and Meet – recently got a makeover, and a new name: Google Workspace. Before diving into what’s new, customers of HIPAA Vault’s popular HIPAA Gmail will be glad to know they’ll be unaffected by the rebranding of G Suite to Google Workspace; we’ll still require the business … Continue reading G Suite is now Google Workspace

How to Recognize Social Engineering

“All warfare is based on deception… when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.”   ― Sun tzu, The Art of War “What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”  ― Sir Walter Scott This past April, hackers gained … Continue reading How to Recognize Social Engineering

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Resisting the Latest Wave of Ransomware in Healthcare

What you Must Do Now It’s become the classic “Catch-22” of ransomware: you’re hit with a surprise attack – a rogue wave of ransomware – and find yourself unable to access your patient data or vital systems – “dead in the water.”   You know the consequences of not paying the ransom (though law enforcement urges you not … Continue reading Resisting the Latest Wave of Ransomware in Healthcare

Mobile Device Management & HIPAA Compliance

Few technical innovations are transforming the healthcare landscape as much as mobile devices. With nearly 90% of physicians now carrying a smartphone or tablet, they’ve become almost as ubiquitous as the stethoscope. Yet when it comes to HIPAA, the difference between these two “instruments of care” could not be greater. Consider the following examples: Case 1: Back in … Continue reading Mobile Device Management & HIPAA Compliance