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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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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Week 2

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Week 2

This week's focus of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is Securing Devices at Home and Work. Last week we shared how your employees’ homes are becoming smart homes with multiple entry points for a cybercriminal.  This week we remind you that your business...

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Week 1

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Week 1

Check out this week's focus of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM):  If you connect it, protect it.  The smarter our homes get the more entry points the cybercriminals have into our privacy and home networks. Help make your employees more aware of things...

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Did you know October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)?  Have you signed up to be a Cybersecurity Champion?  Well, it is not too late... go do it now!  If you don’t know what I am talking about, listen to the Help Me With HIPAA podcast Free Security...

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Scary Cybersecurity Stories from Black Talon Security

Scary Cybersecurity Stories from Black Talon Security

In the most recent episode of the Help Me With HIPAA podcast, Donna and David interviewed Gary Salman, the CEO of Black Talon Security.  By the end of the episode, David was using a paper sack to help keep himself from hyperventilating.  He said it was because of all...

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Patches Are Not Just For Our Knees

Patches Are Not Just For Our Knees

If you have not heard the lead-in to the “HIPAA Say What!?!” part of the podcast, you are missing out!  That alone is worth a listen. In episode 268, David and Donna answer a question from a listener from Canada. Does this now make Donna and David an international...

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Gratis… Libre… Nada… Zilch… Free

Gratis… Libre… Nada… Zilch… Free

Who would not want help with their security awareness training?  If that did not grab your attention, how about this... Who would not want FREE help with their security awareness training?  But wait, there’s more...This FREE security awareness training isn’t just for...

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Halloween in July

Halloween in July

Episode 260 of the Help Me With HIPAA podcast is packed full of things you should be worried about. I tried to come up with a softer line to ease you into this episode, but it just kept coming around to you better listen, and listen now.  Just for starters, if you are...

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What a Wonderful World it Could Be

What a Wonderful World it Could Be

Cybersecurity is everyone's job. This was the message and the title of a guidebook from the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) team, a subgroup led by NIST, published in 2018.  Listen to what Donna and David have to say about this guidebook in...

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BAAs are just paperwork… so just sign it, right?   NO!!!

BAAs are just paperwork… so just sign it, right? NO!!!

How many times have you just signed an agreement because you trust the company by name?  The company is well known and it has been in business for a long time, it must have all the contracts i’s dotted and t’s crossed, right?  Well, signer beware!  In episode 233 of...

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Predictions for 2020… and the crystal ball says?

Predictions for 2020… and the crystal ball says?

Donna and David predicted a worldwide pandemic and social unrest…….No, they did not have ‘perfect 2020 vision’, but let us take a look at what they did predict and see how they are doing at reading the crystal ball. It is hard to see where they are on the predictions...

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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.