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Clean Desk Policy

A clean desk policy can be an important tool to ensure that all sensitive/confidential materials are removed from an end-user workspace and locked away when the items are not in use or an employee leaves his/her workstation. PLAN first thing in the morning. Keep just the things you need...

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Apple Update-iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5

Have you updated to iOS 13.5 or iPadOS 13.5? If not, you might want to hold off, because Apple’s back to releasing buggy updates. iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 releases have been a bit up and down. The 13.2 release was particularly ugly and frustrating. Things settled down a bit...

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What is Telehealth; provide healthcare virtually.

What is Telehealth? The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defines telehealth as the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, and public health and health...

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Protect your data from Coronavirus (COVID-19) Scams

Coronavirus (COVID-19) isn’t just a growing threat to public health – it’s also a growing threat to your company’s cybersecurity. From using scary subject lines to adopting faux official letterhead, bad actors are scrambling to use the climate of fear and disruption caused by COVID-19 to their advantage. Disasters,...

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Your Business is at Risk. Upgrade to Keep it Secure.

Is your business still using outdated systems? Your company could be at risk. Cyber threats can not only cripple a small and midsize company but also tarnish its reputation. If your company is using outdated legacy devices and running on unsupported versions of Windows operating system, it’s time to...

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Medical Practice hacked with Unsupported Operating System.

The imaging devices include machines that take X-rays, MRIs, mammograms and CAT scans. A huge proportion of internet-connected imaging devices  at hospitals run outdated operating systems, according to research released Tuesday by Palo Alto Networks, a cybersecurity firm. Hackers could have a variety of motivations for targeting devices in...

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Windows 7: End of Support and HIPAA Compliance

We are now less than 2 weeks away from the official Windows 7: End of Support. For HIPAA compliance business, this should be a requirement for your business to update to the latest version, Windows 10. End of support means NO MORE UPDATES, SECURITY PATCHES or overall tech support...

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What I.T. support does for HIPAA Compliance!

What I.T. support does for HIPAA Compliance! Here is a little snippet of how using an IT company can help you keep your documentation, infrastructure in order for HIPAA required compliance.

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Importance of Thorough Risk Assessment Highlighted by Recent HIPAA Enforcement Action

Last month there were several HIPAA Enforcement Actions taken by the  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR), one of which was as a result of an inadequate risk assessment.   The Office for Civil Rights has imposed a 1.6 million dollar civil money penalty against the Texas...

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HIPAA debate sparked over Google / Ascension partnership

 With healthcare moving rapidly into the digital world, the way in which health records are stored is drastically changing. The recent announcement that Google would be partnering with Ascension, one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., has sparked debate over HIPAA regulations.  In a report by...

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Telemedicine the Future of Healthcare

Telemedicine is revolutionizing healthcare, by allowing patients access to medical professionals and medical advice at any time in any location. At the same time this is allowing practices to increase revenue. Telemedicine is the use of technology (primarily video conferencing) that enables remote healthcare. The medical professional will send...

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FIFSTAR ICT recognized by Google

FIFSTAR ICT recognized by Google With Veterans Day and National Veterans Small Business week around the corner, Google sent out special edition challenge coins to highly rated Veteran Led Businesses on their platforms.  As FIFSTAR ICT continues to move forward, we remember what it means to be a veteran...

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