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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 […]

EMAIL BREACH LEADS TO HIPAA FINE FOR SMALL CLINIC

Federal regulators have slapped a small provider of discounted medical and dental services to underserved patients in rural North Carolina with a $25,000 HIPAA settlement in a case involving an email breach that occurred nearly a decade ago. It’s only the second HIPAA settlement that the Department of Health and Human Services has announced this […]

WEARABLE SENSORS IN CLOTHES CAN MONITOR A PERSON’S VITAL SIGNS

The future of wearables is a smart one, with many companies and individuals focusing on how to incorporate them into day to day lifestyles to ameliorate our lives. A team of researchers from MIT has developed a small wearable that can be sewn into clothing and monitors the wearer’s vitals.  The lightweight sensor is even […]

SBA & TREASURY RELEASE PAYCHECK PROGRAM LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION

Release Date:  Friday, May 15, 2020 Release Number:  20-41 Contact:  press_office@sba.gov Washington—Today, the Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application. The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, […]

SCIENTISTS DEVELOP COATING THAT CAN REPEL BLOOD, BACTERIA, VIRUSES

Masks, gowns, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) are essential for protecting healthcare workers—however, the textiles and materials used in such items can absorb and carry viruses and bacteria, inadvertently spreading the disease the wearer sought to contain. When the coronavirus spread amongst healthcare professionals and left PPE in short supply, finding a way to […]