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Healthcare Cybersecurity Newsletter - May 23rd, 2018

Do Dentists need to comply with HIPAA?

A Dentist is a Covered Entity, and all the HIPAA rules for Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification apply to a dental practice too! Find out what are the basic requirements for HIPAA compliance for a dental office. 

#Dentist #HIPAA #OCR

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Understanding the HIPAA Security Rule: Part III ‚Äď Administrative Safeguards

In the next post of our blog series, we cover the Administrative Safeguards required for covered entities as set for in the HIPAA Security Rule (Section 164.308). Read here in detail these safeguards, as they cover over half of the HIPAA Security Rule and encompass many of the oversight aspects of managing a covered entity. 

#HIPAA #OCR #Physicians

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Report: Healthcare Data Breaches in Q1, 2018

The first three months of 2018 have seen 77 healthcare data breaches reported to the Department of Health and Human Services‚Äô Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Those breaches have impacted more than one million patients and health plan members ‚Äď Almost twice the number of individuals that were impacted by¬†healthcare data breaches in Q4, 2017. Read here to find out some interesting facts of healthcare data breaches in Q1 of 2018.

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Symantec warns of hacker group targeting healthcare

According to a new analysis by Symantec, almost 40% of the hacker group Orangeworm's victims are organizations operating in healthcare, and 17% of victims are based in the U.S. Why do attacks on healthcare providers have been especially more effective? 

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Likely Ransomware Attack Exposes 85K Patient Records in CA

California-based Center for Orthopaedic Specialists (COS) admitted that a recent cybersecurity incident, which was described similar to a ransomware attack, exposed 85,000 patient records. The attack encrypted the patient data and affected three of its facilities.

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In this world of rising cyber crime, have you assessed your security posture? Are you safe if or when you suffer a breach? Call 24By7Security, Inc for a security risk assessment today... at (844) 55-CYBER or visit our website at https://24By7Security.com!

Upcoming Events!

2nd Annual Governance, Risk and Compliance in Information Technology Conference @ FAU Tech Runway, Boca Raton

Sanjay Deo will be participating on a panel discussing cybersecurity and privacy issues.

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FIME: Digital Healthcare Conference July 17 @ 10:00 am - July 19 @ 5:00 pm

Sanjay Deo will be a speaking here at 3:45 pm at Orange County Convention Center, Orlando. He will be speaking about ‚ÄúRansomware attacks & protecting patient data: What we can learn from Wanna Cry‚ÄĚ.

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