Entries by Marcia Spicer

HIPAA Part 2: Diving Deep into the Security Rule

In our first HIPAA article, we offered a little history on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and a general overview of how the Privacy and Security Rules evolved from it. In this post, we’re going deep into the murky depths of the Security Rule from a business standpoint. HIPAA’s Security Rule may seem […]

Infected? A New Phishing Attempt for 2018

Even managed service providers receive scam emails and phone calls. These serve as a reminder that education on phishing, scareware, and ransomware is an ongoing process, one that even IT experts need to stay sharp on. But let’s assume you aren’t an IT expert. How can you best determine the validity of these messages and […]

5 Tasks to Tackle: Prep Your Business for 2019

Don’t wait until the last minute to prepare your small business for 2019! The end of the year is a busy time. Small businesses especially need to have a plan for growth in place well before the New Year. Taking detailed stock of your operations helps uncover improvement opportunities and provides ideas.  Our “5 Tasks […]

Get Hip to HIPAA!

Even if you’ve never worked in the healthcare industry, you’ve probably heard of HIPAA. An appointment to get your teeth cleaned comes complete with a slew of forms that include your rights according to HIPAA. But can you explain what HIPAA is and why that form is necessary? We often sign and date and move […]

MFA – An Extra Layer of Digital Protection

What do logging into Netflix from a new device, updating your PayPal account, answering questions about your first car before accessing your iTunes, and withdrawing money at an ATM all have in common? Authentication! The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) creates guidelines for passwords and the software that requires them, which Anderson Technologies […]

Quotables: Should Your Business Use Niche Software? (Business News Daily)

Check out Mark Anderson’s recent guest contribution on Business News Daily providing readers with advice regarding niche software for business! Read the full article on the Business News Daily website: https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/10951-niche-software-pros-cons.html Are you in need of expert IT consulting?  Anderson Technologies is a St. Louis IT consulting firm that specializes in system administration for small […]