FMCNA to Pay $3.5 Million for Non-Compliance with HIPAA’s Risk Analysis and Risk Management Rules

Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) has agreed to pay $3.5 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and to adopt a comprehensive corrective action plan, in order to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules. FMCNA … Continue reading FMCNA to Pay $3.5 Million for Non-Compliance with HIPAA’s Risk Analysis and Risk Management Rules

Allscripts EHR Ransomware Attack is Huge–How Will it Impact Healthcare Practices?

See recommendations below On January 19, 2018, cybercriminals were successful in a ransomware attack on Allscripts, an electronic healthcare record (EHR) provider for healthcare providers across the United States. The attack encrypted some of Allscripts systems and prevented those healthcare providers who use those systems for their EHRs from being able to access their patient records. Not … Continue reading Allscripts EHR Ransomware Attack is Huge–How Will it Impact Healthcare Practices?

The Most Positive Cybersecurity Trend I Have Seen in Nearly 20 Years!

In the last quarter of 2017, I have observed a cybersecurity trend that has given me more hope than any that I have seen previously. Let me explain. As an attorney, I have been practicing what can generally be described as cyber law or cybersecurity law since 1999, which means that my practice has evolved a lot … Continue reading The Most Positive Cybersecurity Trend I Have Seen in Nearly 20 Years!

Complimentary Webinar: Countdown to #GDPR – Compliance for Non-EU Companies

Countdown to GDPR Compliance is a complimentary webinar that I will be moderating on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 12:00 PM Central.  This is the second webinar in a three-part series sponsored by Mackrell International and will focus on Compliance for Non-EU Companies. You don't want to miss it! Moderator: Shawn Tuma Presenter: Marta Stephanian, … Continue reading Complimentary Webinar: Countdown to #GDPR – Compliance for Non-EU Companies

Tips for Staying #CyberSecure While Shopping Online for #CyberMonday

Cybercriminals need shopping money for the Holidays and one of their favorite times to get yours is when you are shopping on #CyberMonday. https://youtu.be/ZPIEiQVQZ2I?t=31s Use these tips to help stay #cybersecure while shopping online for #CyberMonday and at any other time: Credit or debit? Use credit cards, not debit cards, for your online shopping. Debit cards … Continue reading Tips for Staying #CyberSecure While Shopping Online for #CyberMonday