How do you end up with a $4.3M HIPAA fine?

How do you end up with a $4.3M HIPAA fine?

A Judge ruled in favor of the Office of Civil Rights and upheld a fine of $4,348,000 against MD Anderson, a cancer treatment and research center in Texas.  This was the 4th largest fine in history for HIPAA violations. What led to this judgement, and what can we learn...
What do you need to know if you transmit or maintain health data?

What do you need to know if you transmit or maintain health data?

Organizations that handle healthcare data need to understand the risks, requirements, and ramifications in order to make prudent decisions on how best to protect it.  Let’s start with the risks. HIMSS published their 2018 healthcare survey and found that most...
State of Cybersecurity 2018

State of Cybersecurity 2018

Did you know? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take affect May 25, 2018.  This will affect global organizations that hold or process personal data of any European Union resident.  The definition of “personal data” is much more broad than in current...
When will cyber enforcement hit the education sector?

When will cyber enforcement hit the education sector?

There’s no question that cyber attacks against the education sector have been increasing, in both K-12 and higher education.  And while there are guidelines like NIST available to help schools proactively build effective cybersecurity programs, and FERPA to...