November 8th, 2018

The Hidden Dangers of G Suite

G Suite includes privacy and security protections aimed at securing data. Google signs a BAA with HIPAA covered entities. However, G Suite has hidden dangers that may lead to a violation of HIPAA rules.

Emails sent from Google Calendar are not encrypted

Calendar is a core service of G Suite ... Read the complete post

November 6th, 2018

Will Email Ever Be Truly Secure?

Email gateways are a leading cause of security breaches. The optimistic view is that effective email security practices, firewalls, mobile device security, wireless security, endpoint security, web security, behavioral best practices, data loss prevention and network access control – among other solutions – can ensure foolproof security. The realistic ... Read the complete post

November 1st, 2018

What Is Email Archiving and Why Do I Need It?

The digital era has changed many things about the way people communicate. In the case of businesses and organizations, especially in the healthcare sector, the changes have been significant. For instance, the threat of fraud and data theft is forcing businesses to keep track of all the messages shared between ... Read the complete post

October 30th, 2018

Is Gmail a Secure Way to Send Email?

Four key points on HIPAA compliant emails
  • The messages you send to others need to be encrypted during transit/transport
  • Correspondents using non-compliant hosts should send secure messages to you
  • You must validate that you are only communicating with the intended party (part of the Privacy Rule)
  • You need to confirm
... Read the complete post
October 23rd, 2018

The Cyber Security Struggle: Are SMEs Safe?

Smaller organizations have a lot on their plates. They face many of the same pressures and threats as enterprises, but their scale often means that they lack both the skills and resources to properly address these problems.

When it comes to cyber security, SME (Small-to-Medium Enterprise) attitudes can be all ... Read the complete post