Kaspersky Gonesky

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Sept 13, 2017 that all departments must identify any systems on which Kaspersky products are running and develop a detailed plan to remove and replace this software. For those that don’t know, Kaspersky is in the internet protection business, which means, in general, anti-virus. Kaspersky makes various Read More

Crypto Currency Conundrum

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Ok, this may not feel like a HIPAA related topic…but hang on, you’ll see where I’m going with this. You’ve all heard of Bitcoin I’m sure. This is the big player in “crypto currency”. You know, that non-money money. Bitcoin has competitors like Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin and more. You can view a market value of Read More

ECW Fined $155 Million

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I must say, the recent notice that eClinicalWorks has been fined $155 Million to settle the claim “…to resolve a lawsuit filed by the federal government alleging false claims of software performance and kickbacks to customers for false product promotions…” is not a great surprise. Sure, we’d all like to think everything is done on Read More

Wanna Cry Ransomeware

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That’s an apt name…given by the press I believe. It is a variant of the Wana Decrypt0r malware. What to know Do I have it? Well, it will probably be quite obvious by now if you have it. But, make sure your anti-virus definitions are current. Make sure you run scans nightly…not just once a Read More

Shadow Brokers and You

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What’s the point of all the policies? Many, especially in smaller practices feel policies and procedures are merely a harassment program. The reality is this: no matter the size of your office – you, your staff, and those you hire to help you need a solid understanding of what is expected. I constantly get an Read More