Compliance

Will 2019 Be the Year of GDPR Fines?
Neeraj Annachhatre
Will 2019 Be the Year of GDPR Fines?

Is 2019 the year we will feel the full impact of GDPR? Chances are good the answer to that question is a resounding “yes!” GDPR went into effect May 25, 2018 and, as of yet, no sizable fines have been levied for data privacy missteps in the protection of personally identifiable information (PII) of EU citizens. Despite light action in actual enforcement to date, there is plenty of evidence...

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What is HIPAA Compliance and Why is it Important to Healthcare Security?
Josh Mayfield
What is HIPAA Compliance and Why is it Important to Healthcare Security?

If you are involved with the healthcare industry, you’ve probably heard of HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Regulations and best practices surrounding HIPAA can be confusing, but it’s critical that anyone connected to the healthcare industry understand at least the basics. So we’re here to break things down for you. First, and perhaps most important, is to answer one of the most commonly asked questions: What...

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HIPAA Compliance Checklist for 2019
Josh Mayfield
HIPAA Compliance Checklist for 2019

HIPAA was adopted in 1996 and since then, Covered Entities (CEs) have been required to protect individuals’ personal health information or face hefty fines for non-compliance. The U.S. Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces HIPAA; the fines they have issued have grown exponentially in recent years. Anthem, one of the nation’s largest health benefits companies, paid a record $16 million in 2018 for a data...

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How to Regain Trust After a Data Breach
Josh Mayfield
How to Regain Trust After a Data Breach

Data breaches come with a hefty price tag – from IT costs to notification expenses, insurance premiums and operational down time, organizations are very often faced with a financial crisis that can take years to overcome. Shaken consumer confidence only amplifies the hurt. When Equifax announced that they had suffered a data breach in 2017 (along with the fact that the personal information of more than 147 million customers...

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How to Evade the Real Holiday Grinch
Josh Mayfield
How to Evade the Real Holiday Grinch

If the holidays have you busy running from one commitment to another, you’re not alone. Dashing out of a year-end budget meeting to your kid’s school production and then back for a departmental holiday party is a painfully common schedule for many right now. While it can be exhausting, the holiday season only comes once a year, so why would you miss any of these get-togethers or unique opportunities?...

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