Is Microsoft Azure HIPAA Compliant?

Thinking about moving some services to the cloud?  Is Microsoft Azure HIPAA compliant and suitable for ePHI? A client wanted to use Microsoft Azure as a HIPAA-compliant disaster recovery site, so we took a look. Here’s what we found about Microsoft Azure and HIPAA compliance. Will Microsoft Azure sign a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement? Any [...]

By | 2017-04-26T14:39:02+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Cloud Cyber Security, HIPAA|0 Comments

Is Google Cloud Platform HIPAA Compliant?

Thinking about moving some services to the cloud?  Let’s look at whether Google Cloud Platform HIPAA compliance. We recently helped a medical company evaluate Google Cloud Platform (GCP) as a disaster recovery site. Here’s what we found about Google Cloud Platform and HIPAA compliance. Will Google Cloud Platform sign a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement? Any [...]

By | 2017-04-19T15:45:32+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Cloud Cyber Security, HIPAA|0 Comments

5 Free Cyber Security Tips for Windows Users

If you’re a Windows user, here are five free things you should do right now. These will help you with your HIPAA compliance and reduce the risk that you’ll be hacked. 1) Encrypt your hard drive Use BitLocker, Microsoft’s built-in hard drive encryption utility. You can get instructions here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/instantanswers/e7d75dd2-29c2-16ac-f03d-20cfdf54202f/turn-on-device-encryption 2) Take a screenshot to prove your laptop [...]

By | 2017-04-06T18:09:45+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Computer Cyber Security|0 Comments

5 Free Cyber Security Tips for Mac Users

If you’re a Mac user, here are five free things you should do right now. These will help you with your HIPAA compliance and reduce the risk that you’ll be hacked. 1) Encrypt your hard drive Use FileVault, Apple’s built-in hard drive encryption utility. You can get instructions here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204837 2) Take a screenshot to prove [...]

By | 2017-04-06T18:49:14+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Computer Cyber Security|0 Comments

6 Reasons Office 365 Rocks for Medical Practices

Thinking about moving your practice to Office 365?  We’re big fans.  Microsoft has really invested a ton in robust security settings and HIPAA compliance. Here are six features that show how Microsoft is serious about medical practices, HIPAA, and IT security. 1) HIPAA Business Associate agreement Microsoft will execute a HIPAA BAA that covers Office [...]

Is Office 365 HIPAA compliant?

Health care providers must follow the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  Is Office 365 HIPAA-compliant, though? This act protects your patient healthcare data (PHI).  As more clinicians are electronically transmitting patient records and other personal information to specialists and medical facilities, it is imperative that we ensure that information is secure. Isn’t Email [...]

By | 2017-04-24T16:03:07+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Cloud Cyber Security, Email Cyber Security, HIPAA|1 Comment

Top 11 Mobile Security Tips for CEOs, Doctors, And Everyone Else

The continuous development and integration of mobile devices brings simplicity and efficiency to many companies’ workplaces. However, these devices also carry numerous serious security risks, especially when used by medical institutions and their employees, in which case PHI exposure is possible. Mobile security is an extremely important topic that everyone needs to be familiar with [...]

By | 2017-04-19T15:46:42+00:00 January 12th, 2017|HIPAA, Mobile Cyber Security|0 Comments