Archive for Healthcare

What Is HIPAA?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law implemented in 1996 to protect patients from the disclosure of their sensitive health information without their knowledge or consent. A HIPAA violation may result in criminal or civil monetary penalties. HIPAA Privacy Rules The HIPAA Privacy Rule was published in December 2000.

AI Explained: 6 Takeaways from Our Webinar Hosted by Agio CEO, Bart McDonough

ChatGPT has quickly become the most popular AI service and has revolutionized the interaction between humans and technology.

Why the Rosen-Cassidy Healthcare Cybersecurity Act May Fail

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, who has authority over the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), has introduced the Healthcare Cybersecurity Act to strengthen America against Russian cyber-threats.

Which Gaps Did Log4j Expose in Your Cybersecurity Governance?

Everyone has an “Oops, I can’t believe I did that” story. Operating room assistants have tales of sponges that were left in patients; surgeons have related stories using different tools.

How to be a Healthcare BA and Not Lose 25 Million PHI Records

Cybersecurity in healthcare had a big year, pointing out the importance of adhering to Agio’s “Brilliance in the Basics.”

10 Ways to Maximize Privilege for Cybersecurity Forensic Reports

Ten ways to maximize privilege for cybersecurity forensic reports to keep your reports protected.

A Brief Overview of U.S. Privacy Laws

A brief overview of U.S. privacy laws that give protections to individuals regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information by both the public and private sectors.

Hashed Passwords Are Personal Information Under U.S. Law

How a bad actor group affects the legal implications of cracking hashed passwords, what SHA-256 is, & how it affects your company.

HIPAA Safe Harbor Bill Becomes Law & Incentivizes Security

On January 5, 2021, the HR 7898 – HIPAA Safe Harbor Bill, was signed into law, which amends the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

SEC Adopts Rules Permitting E-Signature Authorization

On November 17, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to allow e-signatures, subject to certain prerequisites, on documents filed with the SEC via the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system.

Ransomware Poses an Imminent Threat to U.S. Healthcare

Tips and recommendations to inform your defense against this most troubling form of malware.

Can Your Employees Handle an Attack Every 11 Seconds?

Training end users to be vigilant against cyber-attacks is the first step towards keeping your organization secure.