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Security

HIPAA Headlines, News, and Notes

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hipaaEven if you’re not a medical office or clinic, if your business deals with HIPAA-regulated industries at all, there’s a pretty good chance you should be following HIPAA news as well. And really, following the headlines of an industry that takes protecting confidential data very seriously is never a bad thing. Here are some recent headlines that should be paid attention to, especially if you’re a HIPAA-regulated business.

healthcareIT2A hospital in the UK was hit with ransomware and had to cancel surgeries and operations . Could your business survive if a major part of it was shut down for five days unexpectedly? There are solutions. While ransomware prevention is the ideal primary goal, getting back up and running quickly is paramount to long-term financial stability. Having a good business continuity plan is critical and we encourage you to read our whitepaper on healthcare business continuity.

HIPAAWe’ve talked about ransomware more than a few times on our blog and newsletter. It’s a horrible type of malware that will hold your data hostage until you pay a price to get it back. If you’re a HIPAA-covered entity or you work with HIPAA-covered entities as a business associate, you need to pay extra attention to ransomware protection because if you get infected, you may have to report it. Read on for all the details.

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Security Headlines for the Month

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A few headlines that we came across recently that are worth sharing.

Remove QuickTime From Your Windows PC

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QuicktimeIt was recently announced that Quicktime for Windows has a couple ugly security holes. Apple subsequently announced that Quicktime for Windows is no longer supported so it would not be patched. Since Quicktime is no longer required for iTunes (which is likely where it was installed from on your computer) and modern programs and browsers can handle Quicktime-type files natively, we highly recommend you remove Quicktime for Windows. Here’s how you do it.