The Rise of Ransomware: 5 Best Practices for Preventing Ransomware

The Rise of Ransomware: Best Practices for Preventing Ransomware

Ransomware is becoming a buzzword that is showing up in the headlines nearly every day. Some even refer to it as the “billion-dollar nightmare for businesses.” Malicious attackers using ransomware don’t tend to discriminate against the type of data they target, however, recent reports show that healthcare data is quickly becoming the most commonly affected data by ransomware attacks. Understanding how ransomware works and affects organizations can help entities to create a more comprehensive approach to organizational data security and to help safeguard against potential ransomware attacks.

Using your HIPAA Risk Analysis

Using your HIPAA Risk Analysis

Congratulations! You’ve completed your HIPAA risk analysis. So, now what? Read our latest blog post on the end-of-process steps you should be taking to get the most out of your HIPAA risk analysis and meet all relevant HIPAA requirements.

Firewall and Router Management

Best Practices for Managing Firewall and Router Security

When you look at the threat landscape today and the organizations that have experienced a data breach (Target, Home Depot, Arby’s), they all have a common denominator – they were all compliant. They had been checking the boxes like they were asked to do. So, when it seems that compliance isn’t enough, how can we […]

Conducting your HIPAA Risk Analysis

Conducting your HIPAA Risk Analysis

After you’ve determined your scope and compiled your asset lists, the next step in completing your HIPAA risk analysis is performing the actual analysis. When we talk about risk analysis, we often hear the terms threat, vulnerability, and risk. Read more to learn how to define these terms and the key elements that should be included in your risk analysis process.

Moving from SSAE 16 to SSAE 18: Upcoming Changes to SOC 1 Audits

Moving from SSAE 16 to SSAE 18: Upcoming Changes to SOC 1 Audits

The AICPA made an important change to the attestation standards that will affect your next SOC 1 audit. This update, known as SSAE 18, is helping to simplify and converge standards to unify with international standards. Read more to learn about the specific changes and how to make the shift from SSAE 16 to SSAE 18.