Cyber

Cyber security news and case studies

  • The Reporter Cyber Edition 2020

    The Reporter Cyber Edition 2020

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  • OCR warns of fraudulent postcard disguised as official OCR communication

    The OCR has issued a warning about a false postcard notifying recipients of a mandatory HIPAA risk assessment.

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  • Cyber criminal pretends to be OCR investigator to obtain PHI

    Cyber criminal pretends to be OCR investigator to obtain PHI

    The OCR is warning about an increase in malicious behavior by cyber criminals seeking access to protected health information.

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  • Cyber criminals hijack video calls; FBI provides recommendations

    Our increased dependency on teleconferencing has created new opportunities and incentives for cyber criminals to hack into video calls.

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  • Coronavirus: Answers to your risk management questions

    Coronavirus: Answers to your risk management questions

    On-demand webinar discussing: HIPAA and patient privacy; sharing PHI with public health authorities; and preparing for coronavirus in your practice.

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  • Podcast: Tips, trends, and understanding your cyber insurance

    Podcast: Tips, trends, and understanding your cyber insurance

    Learn about the current cyber security landscape, what your cyber insurance policy should cover, and more.

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  • Cyber fraud case study: Failure to recognize phishing email

    Cyber fraud case study: Failure to recognize phishing email

    The hospital received an email invoice from the ED group with instructions to send payment to a new account.

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  • OCR to waive potential HIPAA penalties during COVID-19 emergency

    OCR to waive potential HIPAA penalties during COVID-19 emergency

    HHS OCR announced it will waive potential HIPAA penalties against health care providers using telehealth services to care for patients during the COVID-19 national emergency.

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  • HIPAA and the coronavirus

    HIPAA and the coronavirus

    HIPAA and public health emergencies: updates from the OCR

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  • What are some of the direct and indirect costs of a data breach?1:51

    What are some of the direct and indirect costs of a data breach?

    John Southrey, director of consulting services at TMLT, describes the costs - both direct and indirect - of a cyber data breach.

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  • What is covered under "cyber extortion" within a cyber liability policy?1:39

    What is covered under "cyber extortion" within a cyber liability policy?

    John Southrey, director of consulting services at TMLT, describes cyber extortion threats, like ransomware, and what to do if you receive this kind of threat.

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  • 48 hours after a HIPAA breach40:43

    48 hours after a HIPAA breach

    The actions taken in the hours and days after a cyber breach are critical, especially in protecting evidence. In this webinar, attorney Adrian Senyszyn, discusses the most important steps that covered

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  • Preserving evidence Is vital in a ransomware attack

    Providers can take steps following an attack to help preserve evidence, which may help them meet their burden of proof and conclude that there was a low probability of compromise to ePHI.

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  • Study shows increased cyber security can affect patient outcomes

    Study shows increased cyber security can affect patient outcomes

    Corrective actions taken to enhance privacy and security may introduce usability issues.

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  • Can physicians use their own mobile devices at work?1:36

    Can physicians use their own mobile devices at work?

    Cathy Bryant, manager of product development & consulting services at TMLT, discusses the pros and cons of "BYOD," or "Bring Your Own Device."

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  • A group admin explains what business interruption really means

    A group admin explains what business interruption really means

    What happens when a system failure brings down the EMR?

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  • Ransomware attacks

    Ransomware attacks

    Includes case studies of actual ransomware attacks on health care organizations.

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  • How to dispose of storage devices containing PHI and other sensitive data

    How to dispose of storage devices containing PHI and other sensitive data

    Improper disposal of electronic devices and media puts the information stored on those devices at risk for a breach. And when devices contain protected health information (PHI), it puts your patient’s

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  • How can I prevent a cyber breach?1:40

    How can I prevent a cyber breach?

    Cathy Bryant, manager of product development & consulting services at TMLT, provides five steps to help health care entities prevent a cyber breach.

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  • Ransomware attacks shut down practices

    Ransomware attacks shut down practices

    These incidents highlight the catastrophic consequences of ransomware attacks.

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