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Week 2 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Fight the Phish

Week 2 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Fight the Phish

October 11th begins Week 2 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month and this week’s focus is Fight the Phish. Phishing is one of the top, if not the number 1 method, of social engineering attacks used against your staff to trick them into giving up their access information or...

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Week 1 of CyberSecurity Awareness Month:  Be Cyber Smart!

Week 1 of CyberSecurity Awareness Month: Be Cyber Smart!

October 4th begins Week 1 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month and this week’s focus is Be Cyber Smart.  To do so, start with a few basic cyber hygiene steps.  Here are a few quick tips to get you started. Enable Multi-factor authentication (MFA).  This adds another layer...

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month Coming Soon!

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Coming Soon!

It is that time of year again! No, not Christmas, although it is just around the corner. I am talking about National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! October 1st is the kickoff for 2021 and the theme again this year is Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart. The goal of...

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Vendor Management

Vendor Management

Who doesn’t love a list with steps to get a project done? I, for one, love them and in The Help Me With HIPAA podcast episode 317, 6 steps for Vendor Management, Donna and David do just that! They give us a list of steps to help businesses with the big picture of...

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Are Cyber Attacks Really That Bad?

Are Cyber Attacks Really That Bad?

In The Help Me With HIPAA podcast Is it really that bad? - Ep 309, Donna and David explore the question of whether the cybersecurity landscape is really as bad as the news from everywhere is making it sound? Well, yes, yes it is, end of blog. Just kidding! Seriously,...

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OCR Settlement, a 3-year CAP

OCR Settlement, a 3-year CAP

Do you want to be the company that is known for a systemic non-compliance problem? No way, but in Peachstate Not A Peachy OCR Settlement, Episode 307 of the Help Me With HIPAA Podcast Donna and David goes in detail of how the acting OCR Director describes how...

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How Mature Are You?

How Mature Are You?

There is a lot of great information in Ep 308 - Maturity Model Matters of the The Help Me With HIPAA podcast, and we hope you take away a lot of knowledge. BUT, if you only take one thing away from this episode, know how to correctly spell HIPAA - that’s it is spelled...

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Don’t Get Caught With Your Pants Down

Don’t Get Caught With Your Pants Down

Episode 305 - 6 Ransomware Planning Tips of the Help Me With HIPAA podcast is a follow up to episode 304 - Privacy Questions Everywhere. What is scary is, in the Privacy Questions Everywhere episode, Donna and David discuss a ransomware attack on San Diego,...

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Hotfixes and Ransomware

Hotfixes and Ransomware

In Ep 304 - Privacy Questions Everywhere of the Help Me with HIPAA podcast, the ‘HIPAA SAY WHATTTTT??’ segment actually addresses the topic of one of my recent blogs. In the blog post, Cover Your Thinning Threads, I review Donna’s and David’s podcast about why you...

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Cover Your Thinning Threads

Cover Your Thinning Threads

In a recent episode of the Help Me With HIPAA podcast, titled Getting Your Patch On, Donna and David talk about the importance of patching your software applications. So what the heck is patching? Think about it like this: Before holey jeans were the cool thing, you...

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Do You Practice Proper Cyber Hygiene?

Do You Practice Proper Cyber Hygiene?

What is Basic Cyber Hygiene? Donna and David talk about it in episode 301 of the Help Me With HIPAA Podcast, both personal hygiene and cyber hygiene. Really, they are just concerned about cyber hygiene but they do explain it using some personal concepts to really...

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I Can See You…

I Can See You…

In the Courts, Cameras, and Exchange episode of the Help me with HIPAA podcast, Donna and David once again talk about how easy it is for us to be exposed. And I don’t mean your fly being down, although they do mention that in this episode. So back in 2019, Donna and...

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No Better Time to Get Started

Privacy and security programs require persistent care and monitoring. There will never be a better time to get started.