This April, Governor Bill Haslam signed into law an amendment to Tennessee’s Encryption Safe Harbor Statue. The encryption safe harbor allows for the nondisclosure of encrypted data incidents, so long as the information was not accessed. The amendment to the statute requires that any organization with a data breach that could potentially expose unencrypted personal information, or where there is access to the encryption key, to submit a notification.
HIPAA enforcement increased dramatically in 2016. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) collected $23 million in fines compared to the $7.4 million in 2014. This record breaking year also saw the single largest fine administered by HIPAA to Advocate Health Care System of $5.5 million. Shortly after the Memorial Healthcare System was fined $5.5 million.
Many businesses use IT Management, ITM, Providers to optimize their technology. According to the Forbes Report, The State of IT Service Management, 56% of executives have found that ITSM is key to their cloud computing and big data initiatives. Finding the right fit for your organization can be a difficult process.
“Entrepreneurs are by nature curious people,” Niklas Zennstrom told Foreign Affairs Magazine. The incredibly prosperous co-founder of Skype has learned a number of things about entrepreneurship, including what qualities are necessary in order to be successful. The 51-year-old Swedish founder is a role model in the tech industry because of his goal for technology to permeate all of society. While he acknowledges the enormous advantages Silicon Valley presents for start-up companies, Zennstrom states: “Talent can pop up anywhere in the world, it’s not just on one city block.” Below are a few of his suggestions that are conducive to starting a successful business.
Internet Service Providers (ISP) are under scrutiny for mass-collecting web browsing data. The fear is that this personal data would be sold to advertisers. To keep your web browsing experience secure, you will need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) Service.
The Google search engine has become commonplace in nearly every American’s home, even entering our vernacular as a verb. We’ve all heard it in response to a question at some point – Google it. But Google is so much more than a search engine. Below you’ll find tips and tricks for using Google to make your life a little easier and perhaps even a little brighter.
The FBI’s recent Private Industry Notification warns medical and dental facilities of cybercriminals targeting file transfer protocol (FTP) servers operating in anonymous mode within their organizations. Healthcare providers are particularly susceptible to this type of attack, as hackers can steal protected health information (PHI) or personally identifiable information (PII) to intimidate, extort money, or ruin the reputation of business owners.