Many thanks to HealthcareITNews for publishing my recent article Why did Lifespan Health face such a stiff HIPAA penalty for a stolen laptop? HHS is trying to get companies to comply with the law and, more broadly, their obligation to protect the sensitive information that people have entrusted to them. We have handled numerous cases … Continue reading Why did Lifespan Health face such a stiff HIPAA penalty for a stolen laptop? (publication)
Here is one of the questions we get asked most often: “Ok, so we’ve had a real data breach and you say we have clear notification obligations, what can happen if we just ignore it and pretend it never happened — that is, we just don’t notify?” Unfortunately, this question is oftentimes coupled with this … Continue reading What Can Happen if You Do Not Notify Following a Data Breach?
A lot of business executives -- and far too many IT professionals -- think that their company's IT systems are too sophisticated and well-maintained for their company to have a successful ransomware attack against it. They think their company is doing it all right and this is only the kind of stuff that happens to … Continue reading Think your company’s IT is too sophisticated to be hit with a ransomware attack? Think again.
You read that correctly: ransomware is the single greatest risk to your company. Even in times of the COVID-19 global pandemic, ransomware is still the one risk where, tonight, the company CEO can lay her head down on her pillow with the company doing fine, profits up and operations running smoothly, and then wake up … Continue reading Ransomware is the single greatest risk your company faces – here’s why
CBS 11 DFW interviews Shawn Tuma who explains that when you are given a free service or product to use, you and your data are the real product. By now everyone has now heard of — and likely used — Zoom for staying connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. In what may have been a brilliant strategy … Continue reading Understanding the Cyber and Privacy Risks of Zoom and Tips For Using It More Securely