HIPAA Compliant Cloud Storage – 11 Services Reviewed (Updated)

“What are my options for HIPAA compliant cloud storage? ”In recent years, cloud storage has risen in both effectiveness and popularity. Its convenience is undeniable– the ability to access your data from anywhere is amazing. But can business associates and medical providers take advantage of these services to store PHI? What exactly does it mean [...]

Is Google’s G Suite HIPAA Compliant?

Many practices want to use cloud storage services like Google drive and hosted email.  Is Google's G-Suite HIPAA compliant? First, let's review what's actually in Google's G-Suite, Google's paid version of a variety of productivity tools. Email Most famously, G-Suite includes Gmail, an excellent and easy-to-use email platform.  Users go through the famous Gmail portal, [...]

SEC Cybersecurity Guidance: Mobile Device Management

Protecting Your Business’ Most Sensitive Mobile Data Gone are the days of the rotary phone.  Data is immensely portable.  As we — individuals, consumers, corporate employees, investment advisors and financial investors — continue to rely on our mobile devices for everything, the level and amount of sensitive data that is stored on our mobile [...]

By |2020-01-02T02:57:44+00:00November 5th, 2019|SEC Cybersecurity Guidance|0 Comments

SEC Cybersecurity Guidance: Client Cybersecurity

Cybercriminals are quite nimble in outsmarting protection measures. This makes it essential to be proactive and stay one step ahead of bad actors. The SEC Cybersecurity Guidance provides a lot of information about security and compliance. But it doesn’t specify what steps firms should take to teach their clients how to be safe online from cyber threats. [...]

By |2020-01-02T02:55:14+00:00November 4th, 2019|SEC Cybersecurity Guidance|0 Comments

SEC Cybersecurity Guidance: Business Continuity Planning (Pt. 2)

Welcome back to SEC Cybersecurity Guidance: Business Continuity Planning.  The first steps (found here in Part 1) are: List your Specific Needs, and Discuss and Document... and here, in Part 2, we talk, and plan, and test. Disclaimer: we are STILL not lawyers.  We are cybersecurity practitioners who work with a lot of registered [...]

By |2020-01-02T02:58:08+00:00November 3rd, 2019|SEC Cybersecurity Guidance|0 Comments

SEC Cybersecurity Guidance: Business Continuity Planning (Pt.1)

If you’ve come to this site, you’re probably doing some research about SEC Cybersecurity Guidance. As part of the OCIE Cybersecurity Initiative, #6 in the SEC cybersecurity guidance clearly states that business continuity planning is a priority. Here’s what the SEC Cybersecurity Guidance says: “Please provide a copy of the Firm’s written business continuity [...]

By |2020-01-02T02:58:27+00:00November 1st, 2019|SEC Cybersecurity Guidance|0 Comments