The Fire Upstairs

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Imagine this: you pull up to your office in the morning to see fire trucks putting out a fire in the office above yours. As you arrive, the flames are gone, but there is still smoke and steam coming from the building. You look around and notice that the fire never made it to your Read More

5 Things After a Breach

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Many times it is the after-incident response by an individual or company that dictates how the public reacts to the issue. A few notable incidents include: Toyota and the “run away” accelerator issue The Sony Playstation data breach LastPass possible breach The first two above where handled in what most might call the “typical big Read More

HITECH, HIPAA and Your Practice

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An excellent article by Dom Nicastro discussed the 5 major stumbling blocks that an auditor in Oregon has noticed lately. I expand on two of the stumbling blocks, they listed below. Lack of a risk analysis – Many organization have possibly executed on risk analysis, most have never even done one. This should include, but Read More