Security Awareness Training & Compliance Requirements

By Roger Murray | July 13th, 2017| Governance & IT Compliance

Did you know there are over 8,500 different Local, State, and Federal standards & requirements your organization may be required to comply with? This staggering number can come as a surprise to many. That’s why we’ve taken the time to compile a list of the most common standards which may require your organization to implement … Continued

How To: Guard Against HIPAA Privacy Breach Fines & Violations

By Roger Murray | January 16th, 2017| Governance & IT Compliance

In 2016, the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) collected over 23 Million in Civil Money Penalties (CMPs) related to businesses violating patient data privacy provisions.  Over half of the cases involved organizations who failed to even have a proper risk assessment conducted. The cost for violating HIPAA privacy protections continue to grow, which … Continued

Why Your Business Needs a WISP

By Roger Murray | December 29th, 2016| Governance & IT Compliance

Not having a written information security program (WISP) for your business could be putting your data at risk of not only theft, but substantial legal/punitive damages. The laws in Massachusetts enforce strict guidelines to safeguard any personal information of individuals stored on your network. Sadly, many SMBs brush it off as a minimal danger that … Continued

Keeping Your Information Secure This Holiday Season

By Roger Murray | November 23rd, 2016| Network Security

There is a certain amount of accepted risk associated with shopping, especially during the holiday season.  Identify theft and fraud have become an accepted risk for many online and retail shoppers.  This year is thought to see an even greater level of attacks aimed toward the consumer market, ranging from malicious sites exploiting your data … Continued

New HIPAA Guidelines on Ransomware Disclosures

By Roger Murray | August 1st, 2016| Governance & IT Compliance

The Department of Health & Human Services for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued guidance on how to manage the increasing frequency of ransomware attacks toward healthcare providers.  Ransomware is a malware which encrypts data until a ransom is paid to the hacker, who in return, will hopefully issue the encryption key to unlock the data … Continued

Top 3 VOIP Security Risks

By Roger Murray | July 6th, 2016| Governance & IT Compliance

In today’s day and age we have become familiar and hopefully cautious when receiving strange emails with a random file attached. It’s unlikely that we would give it a second thought before deleting. This is because we recognize the need for cyber security to limit the onslaught of digital threats we receive on a seemingly … Continued

Are you *REALLY* PCI Compliant?

By Roger Murray | June 23rd, 2016| Governance & IT Compliance

If your business processes credit cards or other forms of electronic payment, it is required to meet the standards established by the Payment Card Industry (PCI).  That means not only retailers, but any establishment that accepts card payments in their place of business.  If you don’t maintain PCI standards for compliance and suffer a data … Continued

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