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Is Your Water Safe to Drink?

Is Your Water Safe to Drink?

In episode 293, Supply Chain Cyber Threats Getting Real, of the Help Me With HIPAA podcast, Donna and David once again tell us how important it is to update operating systems, ensure all the patches are in place, use 2 factor authentication, use a VPN if you are on an...

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Are you ready for a Cyber Cypher?

Are you ready for a Cyber Cypher?

Did you catch the title of this blog? If you love a good rhyme and it helps you to remember things, then you will love the 9 Smart Cyber Habits episode of The Help Me With HIPAA podcast. Donna and David really amuse themselves… well, mostly Donna is amused by David......

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Gone Phishing

Gone Phishing

In the Phishing Test Report - Ep 290 of The Help Me with HIPAA podcast, Donna and David explain just how often and easy owners, employees, teachers and just people in general fall for phishing emails. This is the easiest way the bad actors can gain access to a...

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Got Your Crystal Ball Ready For 2021?

Got Your Crystal Ball Ready For 2021?

If you are a regular Help Me With HIPAA podcast listener, you know that Donna and David make predictions of what the new year will entail, from what new cybersecurity threats to watch out for to what OCR enforcement actions are likely to be front and center. So, how...

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New HIPAA Incentive

New HIPAA Incentive

What the heck is HR 7898 and why is it a good thing if you are already a client of Kardon? Listen to the Help Me With HIPAA podcast episode 286, New HIPAA Safe Harbor, to learn why Kardon’s current clients are now ahead of the game. Even if you are not a current...

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Exactly How Do You Eat an Elephant?

Exactly How Do You Eat an Elephant?

As each year winds down, we tend to look back at the year that was and make plans for the next one.  I thought it would be interesting and helpful to look back at one of the very first Help Me With HIPAA podcasts and see just how much of its lessons still can be...

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Amazon Sidewalk… What?

Amazon Sidewalk… What?

When I read the first couple sentences of the Help Me With HIPAA podcast episode, Get off the sidewalk!, I immediately just started running around my house unplugging all my Alexa devices.  I’m all for technology convenience and interoperability, but not at the cost...

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Effective Communication Skills Matter

Effective Communication Skills Matter

In a recent episode of the Help Me With HIPAA podcast, Donna and David interview Tamika Bass who is the Chief Information Security Officer of the Georgia Department of Revenue.  No, they do not talk about taxes and how to keep your information confidential.  They...

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Growing Business in the Midst of a Pandemic

Growing Business in the Midst of a Pandemic

Guess who is growing their business during the pandemic? Organized cybercrime entities… yes, you are reading that correctly.  Listen to the Help Me With HIPAA podcast: Cyberattacks coming from inside the network (Ep 258) to hear how likely these cybercriminals are to...

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Week 4

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Week 4

Check out this week's topic of the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCASM): The Future of Connected Devices.  The only way we have a chance of combating the threats of tomorrow is by creating a culture of security today.  In 2022 it is estimated that over 63...

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Week 3

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Week 3

Check out this week's topic for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM): Securing Internet-Connected Devices in Healthcare.  These days there are so many apps and devices that connect to the internet.  Healthcare data is the most valuable data 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.