Tabletop Exercises: Unappreciated and Underutilized

 
 
Value for healthcare security, Not just a government planning tool
The Pentagon, FEMA, the EPA, state and local government all do tabletop exercises (TTXs). Why? Frankly, it works! And it works in healthcare to prepare for extraordinary events that would disrupt security practices.
 
Ryan Patrick, MBA, CISSP
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Healthcare Rocked by Upswing of Data Breaches

 

Healthcare organizations of all stripes are advised to pay heed to an uptick of cybercrime targeting electronic protected health information (ePHI). Numerous troubling events have transpired recently that merit considerable attention from the owners of sensitive medical records.

Doug Vitale, CISSP
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The OIG Audits: More Providers and States Feeling the Pain

 

It should be no shock to the healthcare world that the U.S. Health and Human Services Department's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has continued to make headway on their nationwide promise to conduct audits on providers to determine if they meet the Meaningful Use requirements set out for them.

Ryan Patrick, MBA, CISSP
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Cloud Computing: Valuable Tech Innovation, or just Hype?

 

By now everyone in the IT industry has heard of "the cloud." Cloud computing has been the subject of countless articles, white papers, webinars and books, and it has become a core product and service offering from major industry players like Microsoft, Google, and Amazon. Growth in this area has been substantial and is expected to increase. 

Doug Vitale, CISSP
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