Security Sentinel: Safeguarding Tech, Health, and Service

Explore comprehensive security in our category, "Security Sentinel: Safeguarding Tech, Health, and Service." Your go-to resource for cybersecurity insights across technology, healthcare, and service industries. "Security Sentinel" guides you in navigating the complex landscape of safeguarding technology, healthcare data, and service operations.

Top 8 HIPAA-Compliant Text Messaging Apps

HIPAA-Compliant Secure Text Messaging

We have compiled a list of the top HIPAA-compliant messaging apps which provide concise descriptions and key features, assisting healthcare practices and systems in maintaining patient data securely and providing a better patient experience in the ever changing nature of healthcare technology.

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4 Issues & Solutions Affecting Cloud Computing in Healthcare

Issues & Solutions Affecting Cloud Computing in Healthcare

Over the past decade, the impact of cloud computing on healthcare has made transitioning to it necessary for healthcare providers. In this technological era, things have become fast-paced, and an on-premises healthcare system will undoubtedly cause the industry to lag. Strategic cloud solutions in the healthcare sector range from the obvious cloud-based email and digital fax apps, hosting of electronic medical records (EMR) to data backups and recovery to business functions such as organizational finance and human resources.

However, there can be problems with cloud computing, preventing it from being foolproof. Like many modern technologies, certain drawbacks should be considered before implementation. Once you are aware of these scenarios, share them with your IT leaders, to ensure you are best prepared for any situation when it comes time to switch from old physical equipment to a new healthcare cloud architecture.

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How Does HIPAA Differ from PIPEDA?

How Does HIPAA Differ from PIPEDA

The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA) is Canada's federal law on patient privacy (Canada equivalent of HIPAA). It is comparable to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the United States, however, there are a few key differences to be aware of.

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Healthcare Cybersecurity Training: Here Are 6 Companies That Can Help

Healthcare Cybersecurity Training Here are 6 Companies That Can Help

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Employee error has long been acknowledged to be one of the main causes of healthcare security breaches. Still, a recent report by Kaspersky revealed that approximately one in four healthcare employees, ranging from doctors to admin staff, have never received cybersecurity training. Moreover, 11% of those that did receive training said that it only happened once during the on-boarding process.

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5 Key Changes Made to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework V1.1

5 Key Changes Made to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework V1.1

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In 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created a Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) that guides organizations in their journey towards developing secure computer systems. It sets a flexible foundation that all businesses can follow and sculpt to their needs. For this reason, it is extremely successful and is employed by a large number of organizations.

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Pros, Cons & Reminders When Upgrading Your Operating System

Operating System Technology Update

The operating system (OS) in your device is as vital to it as your blood is to you. Without an OS, any device is essentially just a shell. Every new device that you buy comes with an OS, usually the latest version from the manufacturer you have selected. When you get the device, you get the OS. That is the good news. The question marks start appearing at the same time as the little pop-up window in the corner of your screen that tells you it is time to upgrade your OS. Here are some of the pros and cons of moving to the latest version of your OS.

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