September 18th, 2018

AWS – Is It HIPAA Compliant?

Is Amazon Web Services or AWS HIPAA Complaint? This is a question that many healthcare providers have a hard time finding a real answer to. However, we at LuxSci have put in the effort to answer the question once and for all. Hopefully, you’ll find it helpful.

To begin with, ... Read the complete post

September 12th, 2018

Is Microsoft Email HIPAA Compliant?

To be HIPAA compliant a healthcare organization needs to ensure that all parties that have access to their data need to sign a Business Associate Agreement (BAA). The BAA helps to protect data security by requiring all parties involved to only share and use data within the HIPAA guidelines. As ... Read the complete post

September 4th, 2018

The FIN7 Attacks: What They Tell Us About the Latest Hacking Techniques

At the start of the month, the Justice Department laid charges against three key members of FIN7, one of the most sophisticated cyber-criminal rings that has ever been seen. The arrests came as a result of cooperation between government agencies such as the FBI, credit card companies Visa and Mastercard, ... Read the complete post

August 28th, 2018

Business Associate Agreements: Fact vs Fiction

HIPAA covered entities form partnerships with third parties to safeguard their data assets effectively. Business associate agreements (BAAs) formalize these relationships and, importantly, describe the HIPAA-related risks and responsibilities that business associates (BAs) will take on.

The written contract between the covered entity and business associate must meet the following ... Read the complete post

August 21st, 2018

Russian Cyber Warfare: What’s At Stake?

While Russia always seems to be in the news, the stories are so tangled that it’s difficult to figure out what is happening. There are meetings in Helsinki, intelligence agencies saying one thing, the President saying another and confusion on both sides of the political spectrum.

The most important thing ... Read the complete post