4 Reasons Healthcare Providers Should Update HIPAA Security Assessments–Now

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  • August 30, 2017
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While the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been in place for years, healthcare providers are still debating their need for compliance. One pervasive misconception is that conducting a HIPAA security risk analysis is optional for small providers. The fact is that every health practice is subject to

7 Tips for Better IT Policy Awareness Building and Enforcement

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  • August 2, 2017
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Need more reasons to prioritize IT policy awareness and enforcement? Consider these recent sobering cyberstats: six in ten small companies hit by a cyberattack go under within six months. Nearly 80 percent believe they are safe from viruses, malware and breaches. Yet 83 percent have no formal cybersecurity plan. It’s

Comprehensive Compliance: Just What the Doctor Ordered for Healthcare SMBs

  • March 8, 2017
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HIPAA compliance is integrated into many operations at healthcare providers. Breaches of Protected Health Information (PHI) can have costly consequences in dollars and reputation. With more breaches nationally, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) conducted more investigations in 2016 than previous years, auditing breaches and levying big fines — even

PCI Primer Part Three: Collaboration with MSPs is Key to PCI Compliance

  • November 1, 2016
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In our post “3 Ways to Ensure PCI Compliance for Small Business” we recommend that leaders of small to mid-size businesses (SMBs) assign a “PCI Compliance Champion.” This team member’s role is understanding and monitoring basic security functions and compliance requirements for the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) and related

PCI Primer Part Two: Security is Compliance Job #1 for SMBs

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  • October 20, 2016
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Earlier this year, the PCI Security Standards Council – a global forum responsible for the development, management, education, and awareness of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) and other standards that increase payment data security – issued a news release about a grave situation confronting small to mid-size businesses (SMBs):

PCI Primer Part One: 3 Simple Compliance Strategies for SMB

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  • October 18, 2016
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For small to mid-size businesses (SMBs) compliance with dozens of federal, state and local regulations — from data security and privacy laws to human resources and employee safety requirements – can be a daunting proposition. Not only do company leaders need to know which rules apply to their organization, they

Take the Headaches Out of Regulatory Compliance

  • June 14, 2016
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Typical U.S. based businesses have to adhere to dozens of federal, state and local regulations. From data security and privacy laws to human resources and employee safety requirements, most are continual concerns that have to be addressed on a continual basis. Government agencies rarely give business owners and managers a

5 Transition Tips for SMBs Adopting Chip-Enabled Payment Cards

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  • September 17, 2015
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A a major change in payment technology is coming this fall that has compliance ramifications for small to mid-size businesses (SMBs). The credit card industry – i.e., the banks that provide the cards – is issuing new chip-enabled cards to consumers across the country. These new chips generate codes that

Get New Credit Card Readers Now to Avoid Potential Legal and Compliance Burdens

  • August 20, 2015
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In response to rising fears of cybercrime among consumers and business owners alike, the credit card industry – i.e., the banks that provide the cards – is issuing new chip-enabled payment cards to consumers across the country. The new chips add a level of security above traditional magnetic strips as

A Compliance Primer for SMBs: Regulations at a Glance

  • January 8, 2015
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According to estimates by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses – namely, those with fewer than 20 employees – spend as much as two-thirds more on regulatory compliance than large corporations. And what is the main reason for this big burden on small companies? A host
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