Email Scams in Healthcare

The top cause of HIPAA breaches in the healthcare industry is due to insider threats. Oftentimes, this is accidental. Employees may snoop on medical information, send PHI to the wrong recipient, or click on a phishing email, posing a real threat to their company. No matter the reason, insider incidents continue to be the top…

DISA Grants Provisional Authorization to Project Hosts’ Federal Private Cloud

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has granted Project Hosts’ Federal Private Cloud with a provisional authorization at data impact level 5. Project Hosts becomes the fourth company and the first company with under 100,000 employees to gain a DISA IL5 PA. Other companies with this clearance level include DoD, Microsoft, and Oracle. Project Hosts…

The Shared Responsibility Model

Sometimes, when information is stored on the cloud, miscommunication and lack of coordination can cause confusion. Organizations begin to question who is responsible for IT security. A new HITRUST program is offering clarity on the issue. Hector Rodriquez and Matthew Datel, published an article on the HITRUST Alliance Blog, describing the new Shared Responsibility Program.…

Cyber Security Hindsight is Always 20/20

People say that hindsight is 20/20. You always know the right thing to do after something happens. Security professionals are no exception. They tend to react to security breaches by explaining what they would have done to keep themselves out of that situation. However, security breaches are not specific to any organization. They can happen…

Possible Changes to HIPAA in 2019

Five years after the last major change, HIPAA could be receiving an update in 2019. Changes to HIPAA were proposed in 2018, but it will likely be closer to the middle of 2019 before these proposed updates will be signed into law. At the end of 2018, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued a…

HIPAA Compliant Clouds on Azure

Project Hosts Prepares for a Great HIMSS19 Conference in Orlando, Florida

Project Hosts is attending the HIMSS19 Conference in Orlando, Florida this week and exhibiting in Booth #421. HIMSS19 Global Conference & Exhibition is the leading health information and technology conference. Over 45,000 healthcare IT professionals will gather for education, innovation, and collaboration. HIMSS hosted its first conference in 1962 and attendance continues to grow as…

Healthcare IT Security, Critical as Breathing: A Layer of Protection

The rib cage serves several important functions as it encloses the upper body, supports the spine and yet is flexible enough to expand and contract to aid in respiration.  Ribs provide a protective barrier to the lungs and heart similar to the way regulations and compliance are the protective layer over your critical data and…

Healthcare IT Security, Critical as Breathing: Seek out Experts

Individuals who suffer from breathing complications, asthma, or lung ailments seek care from a Pulmonologist, not an Orthodontist. Although they are both doctors, the specialization and expertise that one has over the other makes all the difference. Individuals prefer the best care and medical advice available to them, so it’s no surprise that they seek…

Healthcare IT Security is as Critical as Breathing

Cyber security can be complicated to understand and, in some cases, can be overlooked out of lack of understanding. However, healthcare IT security is as critical as breathing. Just as you breathe to ensure that your body lives, a healthy cyber security system ensures that your business functions without the real threat of shutting down.…