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A recent study from Intermedia found 93 percent of employees engage in at least one form of poor data security. And 23 percent of respondents admitted they would take data from their company if it would benefit them. Long story short, you can have all the technology security in the world, but your biggest vulnerability lies in your people – from regular employees up to managers and owners. What are some of the issues that researchers found?
A Miami-area hospital was tagged with a $5.5 million fine recently for HIPAA violations. Among the multitude of violations that were cited was one we’ve seen in some of the HIPAA security risk assessments we’ve performed: poor access management, including not disabling access for terminated or former employees. Not disabling those accounts can cost you.
If you’re a user of Chrome, be wary of a scam that is making the rounds. If you accidently end up on a website that has a bunch of garbled text and a pop-up about a font not found and Chrome needing an updated font pack, do not click on the update button: That is malware waiting to happen.
Even 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.
This last weekend I was travelling and needed to get onto my hotel’s wifi to get some work done. Many hotels and other public wireless access points require that you not only connect to their network, but then open a browser and agree to their terms and conditions or type in a username or password. They typically will do this by intercepting the first web page request your browser makes (usually to your browser home page) and instead sending you to the page where you have to click “Agree” to something. The problem? More and more, the hotel’s wifi system cannot send you the to the hotspot portal page to agree to their terms. So how do you get around that and get online?