HIPAA Part 4: Risky Business

How do we assess risk in business? HIPAA gives some guidelines.

No matter the size of your practice, compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule is a serious undertaking. In order to fix a problem, you must first know it exists. That’s why the Risk Analysis and Risk Management implementation specifications are the foundation of your security compliance efforts. We touched on risk management in Part 2 […]

HIPAA Part 2: Diving Deep into the Security Rule

Dive deep into the HIPAA 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 […]

5 Tasks to Tackle: Prep Your Business for 2019

Make your new years' resolution to up your tech game

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!

Is your business HIPAA compliant?

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 […]

GDPR: How It Impacts You

Is your website GDPR compliant?

On May 25th, the European Union implemented their country-spanning General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even if you’re not sure what it is or how it affects you, you’ve probably seen the results of this directive in action. New cookie consent notices pop up on home pages, and countless companies sent out emails with updated privacy […]

Hands Off the Keyboard! How Managed IT Can Recover Your Deleted Files

Can you recover deleted files?

One wrong click, a blink, then panic sets in. That file you just deleted is vital to a current project or contains records necessary to your business. Instead of letting your heart rate skyrocket, catastrophizing about what you’ve just lost, read this guide on basic data recovery. When What’s Gone Isn’t Really Gone Once you […]

Change Your Passwords: Follow the Best New Policies

Password Safety Cyber Security

Everything you know about creating passwords is about to change. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released their new Digital Identity Guidelines, which explains how many of the security measures in place for passwords simply don’t work. According to the NIST, “Humans … have only a limited ability to memorize complex, arbitrary […]

8 Steps to Safe(r) Online Shopping

Safe Online Shopping Ecommerce

Sure, e-commerce sites are convenient, but more and more frequently they are teeming with cyber threats that could compromise your financial information, identity, or even your business. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself. Online sales in the U.S. are projected to reach $523 billion by 2020, according to a report by Forrester Research. […]

Public Wi-Fi Puts Your Business at Risk: 9 Tips for Mitigating the Threat

Public Wi-Fi Small Business

Every time you or an employee logs on to a public Wi-Fi network, the safety of your business is potentially compromised. These tips will help protect your data from rampant cyber security threats on public wireless networks. The explosion of free public Wi-Fi helps people stay personally and professionally connected. However, many of these networks […]

A Guide to Employee Cyber Security Training

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When it comes to small business cyber security, you could be doing everything right, but it just takes one wrong click from a well-meaning employee to undo all your hard work. Here’s what to cover during business cyber security training for your team. One of the most overlooked steps to small business cyber security is […]