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Data Liability – Why Old Media May Cost You Thousands

Employees and clients may come and go throughout the lifetime of a business, but that doesn’t mean their data leaves with them. Billing documents, personal health information, and other records need to be kept electronically and digitally to comply with local, state and federal laws. While keeping data is necessary to prevent any legal issues, […]

Sizable Amount of PS4’s Used For Risky Crypto Mining Scheme

PlayStation 4 consoles were seized in Ukraine after an underground cryptocurrency operation was discovered last week. For those not in the know, cryptocurrency is a payment system that uses blockchain technology as an exchange system online for products or services. Real currency is exchanged for cryptocurrencies, which can act as tokens, in order to pay […]

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Do You Have A Security And Privacy Officer? Why Do You Need One?

In order to maintain cybersecurity best practices, your organization should consider the roles of both a Security Officer and a Chief Privacy Officer. Data security is necessary for protecting any information your organization handles. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in a highly-regulated industry and need to maintain strict compliance (HIPAA, PCI-DSS, etc.) or just a […]

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Best Policies and Procedures for GDPR Compliance

If you live in the United States and do any sort of business handling data from those within the European Union, you need to disclose which data you collect and for what purpose. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25th 2018, and is considered the toughest security law in the […]

HIPAA Business Agreements: Easy to Understand Basics

If you’re part of an organization that works closely with ePHI (electronic protected health information), you’ll need to understand the responsibility you bear when it comes to patient data. Both covered entities (CE) and business associates (BA) need to be part of a business associate agreement (BAA) as outlined by HIPAA policies. This blog post […]

How To Stop Important Emails From Going To Your Spam Folder

It happens to all of us. You’re sifting through your gmail account looking for a time-sensitive message, when all of a sudden you stumble upon it in the junk folder. The two best ways to combat this issue are manually clicking on an email to mark it as not spam, or creating a filter that […]

Quick Reminder: Don’t Neglect Your Yearly Risk Prevention Training

It’s that time of year again– As per New York State law, annual sexual harassment training must be conducted for employers with 15 or more employees. Online training can satisfy this requirement, and employers need to keep record of each employee’s signature acknowledging they have received such training. Since more and more organization’s have employees […]

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Urgent Message: Ransomware Targeting Healthcare Sector

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is issuing an advisory after 3 ransomware attacks have occurred in the healthcare system over the past 2 weeks. Increasing cybersecurity threats means healthcare organizations need to be vigilant about educating their end users on proper security measures to take. For more information, check out the NYSDOH […]