The Great Resignation Has Great Consequences on Your Data: 3 Tips for Protecting Data When Employees Quit
Quitters. They’re everywhere. At least this is true concerning the Great Resignation where, in the past few years, millions have quit their jobs to seek out higher pay or better employment. If you are worried that former employees may still know how to access your data, these 3 steps will help.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month kicks off this week, now in its 18th year and hosted by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).
CVS Health and Volkswagen have been contacting millions of their customers to tell them that their personal information has been exposed. In two separate incidences, both companies were recently alerted that vendor errors compromised their data.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory October 28 siting “credible information” they have on an “imminent and increased” threat of cybercrime attacks against the US healthcare industry with the goal of locking down systems, stealing data, and extorting money.
BlueNovo and PrivaPlan will provide tips and tricks to safeguard your systems and people.
Though the postage is marked first class, the mailer’s intent is not. In fact, it is another low-class act by scammers. The United States Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a statement on August 6 about postcards that are being sent to health care organizations disguised as official OCR communications, claiming to be notices of a mandatory HIPAA compliance risk assessment.
On April 3, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued an alert that an individual posing as an OCR Investigator has contacted HIPAA covered entities in an attempt to obtain protected health information (PHI).
“As more of our employees work from home and are under the collective stress of the COVID-19 pandemic we become easy victims,” said David Ginsberg, PrivaPlan president. “Security reminders and awareness at this time are essential.”
During the Coronavirus emergency, physicians and healthcare providers may want to adopt telemedicine as a way to provide patient care. This is an acceptable practice under HIPAA and California data and privacy laws but some precautions should be followed.
On January 14, 2020, Microsoft stopped free support for Windows 7 just as promised.