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Cyber Attackers Exploiting COVID-19

Increased teleworking has provided bad actors with the opportunity to exploit potentially vulnerable services, such as virtual private networks (VPNs).  The attacks may take several different forms.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) outlines attacks and suggested steps to prevent them.  Note that this is not an exhaustive list… Continue reading

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Secure Text Messaging

Due to the speed and convenience of texting, many physicians use this form of communication to consult with other providers, exchange lab test results, and other patient information. If text messaging is used to transmit or receive electronic protected health information (EPHI), it must be evaluated as part of the covered entity’s Security Risk Analysis…. Continue reading

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