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Month: September 2019

5 Ways to Make G Suite HIPAA Compliant

September 25, 2019 by Josh Ablett
A lot of companies make a huge mistake when it comes to G Suite and HIPAA.  They think that all they have to do is sign a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with Google, and they're suddenly HIPAA compliant. Nothing could be further from the truth. Here's the story of Ted (not his real name). […]
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Clean Desk Policy - 5 Ways to Improve Your Security

September 21, 2019 by Josh Ablett
An average desk worker keeps 36 hours of work at his/her workspace at any one time
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Go Phish: 8 Phishing Facts and 9 Prevention Tips

September 11, 2019 by Josh Ablett
Are you doing enough to protect your business from phishing? That's the question we just asked 503 business owners. You see, we talk to a lot of people who aren't doing enough to protect their business from phishing attacks. We wanted to understand why. Maybe they just don’t think it’s a major concern in their […]
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Secure Cloud Computing: 7 Ways I'd Hack You On AWS

September 9, 2019 by Josh Ablett
If you're like most businesses, you're thinking about moving to the cloud but you're worried about secure cloud computing.  Lower costs, more control, and greater resiliency are all powerful motivators.  But the loss of control of your environment is awfully scary. A move to the cloud presents new security challenges.  There are new tools to learn and […]
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Is Zoho Email HIPAA Compliant?

September 7, 2019 by Tias
Zoho Mail is a popular email platform that’s geared towards businesses. It offers a user-friendly minimalist interface that's supported by some powerful features. So you can create, communicate, and collaborate in an ad-free environment. But medical practices will also need an email platform that satisfies regulatory compliance. If you’re using this platform, being able to […]
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Is Yahoo Mail HIPAA Compliant?

September 6, 2019 by Tias
You’re starting the process of meeting HIPAA Compliance for your busy practice. The biggest pieces are in place. Now it is time to consider the substantial question of email. No one is looking for HIPAA violations. So, Is Yahoo Mail HIPAA Compliant? When we evaluate email systems for HIPAA compliance, here’s the checklist we use: […]
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HIPAA Data Security - Find PHI

September 5, 2019 by Josh Ablett
The first step in performing a HIPAA security risk assessment is to be sure you understand what Protected Health Information (PHI) your practice has. Here’s how Wikipedia defines PHI: “Under the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), PHI that is linked based on the following list of 18 identifiers must be treated with special care: […]
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Physical Security Checklist

September 3, 2019 by Josh Ablett
Use this checklist to evaluate your physical security risk, and what you can do to prevent break-ins, harm to employees, legal liability, and security breaches.
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Is Gmail Encryption HIPAA Compliant In 2019?

September 1, 2019 by Tias
We've recently discussed whether or not Gmail is HIPAA Compliant. In short, it depends. Gmail is HIPAA compliant when set up correctly. But what about Gmail encryption? Is Gmail encryption HIPAA compliant? Once again, it depends. Gmail encryption also has the potential to be a HIPAA compliant email option depending on how you set it […]
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