The iCloud Breach and your EHR

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The tech news the last few days has been all about the “hacking” of the iCloud from which many pictures of famous people were accessed and published on the internet. Not mentioned in the reporting of this “hack” is all the personal information that was probably also gathered beyond the more interesting mentions of naked Read More

Hospital Has Patient Data Stolen

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So, it hasn’t taken that long for a big hack into a major hospital system has happened. As the article noted:¬† “That would make the attack the largest of its type involving patient information since a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website started tracking such breaches in 2009. The previous record, an attack Read More

Why I dislike BYOD

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If you’ve ready this blog for any time, you’ll have a pretty good idea that I’m not a fan of BYOD (bring your own device) to work. When it come to risk reduction and minimizing issues at your office, BYOD is just not your friend. Here’s another example of why you need to be careful Read More

The End of Antivirus?

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It seems that an SVP at Symantec, owner of Norton Antivirus (yes, they invented the sector) has declared antivirus “is dead”. That is quite the headline, though he goes on to say “We don’t think¬† of antivirus as a moneymaker in any way.” Ah, now it is making sense. That, and two other problems: Microsoft Read More

Easy is Usually Not Secure

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I’m really going to talk about Dropbox and the recent security issue they had, but before that I want to illustrate something. When I speak with medical offices about reducing the risk of a PHI breach I generally hear lots of frustration on the other side. I get it. Let’s look at this from a Read More