Archive | December, 2010

HIPAA Security Evaluation – HIPAA Risk Analysis – Explained

Compliance Assessment? Security Evaluation? Risk Assessment? Risk Analysis? Compliance Analysis? Huh? Lots of confusion continues to swirl around the difference between a HIPAA Security Evaluation versus HIPAA Security Risk Analysis. No wonder, the terms are often used interchangeably. Let’s end the confusion… Technically, one might argue when it comes to regulatory compliance of any type, […]

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Taming the Beast: Preventing/Detecting Insider Threat

The insider threat is continually occurring, even if companies do not realize it. What makes the insider threat such a significant problem is that it cannot be prevented like an external attack. If someone is running a buffer overflow attack against your system, you can patch the system and prevent the attack from occurring. If […]

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Up close and personal with GFI’s VIPRE Antivirus

You have probably heard the old saying “you get what you pay for.” For several years now, I have opted to use one of the many free antivirus packages for my personal laptop. I have tried them all, including Microsoft’s Security Essentials, AVG, Avast, and others, and while they have been “good enough” for most […]

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December 2010 HIPAA-HITECH Compliance eNewsletter Published

Dear Data-Diligent Reader, Our December 2010 HIPAA-HITECH eNewsletter has been published. Link to our December 2010 HIPAA-HITECH Compliance eNewsletter to learn more … HIPAA-HITECH data protection and security updates, alerts and tips of importance to everyone striving to protect their valuable business, client and patient data. We continue to feature HIPAA Security Rule and HITECH […]

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