Archive | June, 2012

The New CISO – Agents of Change

Today’s  need to be effective change agents in order to build and lead  that are successful in managing information risks for their organizations.  This is particularly true for CISOs of organizations that are in the midst of the build out of their Information Security organization and capabilities in response to a breach or other information […]

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BREAKING NEWS: OCR Formally Announces HIPAA Compliance Auditing Plan

On November 8, 2011 OCR published a new web page providing details about the upcoming initial 150 compliance audits that will be performed by KPMG. Over the last several years, it has become very apparent that HIPAA enforcement is in effect, on the upswing and the consequences are serious. Read more about yesterday’s OCR announcement and aour free webinar to help you prepare…

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New Research Paper on Safeguarding PHI

Great new research paper by the Health Research Institute on safeguarding Protected Health Information (PHI). “As the health industry converges in a new data-sharing playground healthcare organizations will need to assess the trade-offs between protecting privacy and the quality of information leveraged from individually identifiable health data…” Enjoy!

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How To Revitalize Your HIPAA-HITECH Compliance Program

Are you ready for an OCR-funded KPMG audit? Need help starting or revitalizing your program? Learn how to prepare…

It’s possible that you just returned from an inter-planetary mission and missed the fact that The HITECH Act of 2009 has made sweeping changes to HIPAA compliance requirements. Enforcement is on the upswing; penalties are orders of magnitude higher; and a much larger net has been cast to include Business Associates (stay tuned agents and subcontractors!) Needless to say, the consequences are non-compliance are very serious.

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We don’t need cyber-vigilante justice

I spent the last couple of days Josh Corman as he was in town for OWASP and a meeting with my team at work. Tuesday night we went to dinner with a few others and naturally the conversation was dominated by security. One of the topics as around groups such as anonymous, lulzsec, and others. […]

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How to Prepare for the HIPAA Audits UPDATE (Blue Ribbon Panel Discussion)

It has become very apparent that HIPAA enforcement is in effect, on the upswing and the consequences are serious. A recent hire by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), however, means enforcement may soon ramp up even more. OCR has hired Virginia-based audit firm KPMG to implement its HITECH-required HIPAA compliance auditing plan. Are you ready? Learn the latest from our panel of experts…

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