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Time-Based Access Control

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

A new security feature is available for LuxSci WebMail customers. Account administrators now have the option to implement time-based access controls for their users. Administrators can restrict what times of day and what days of the week individual users are permitted to use the LuxSci web interface (for WebMail, administration, or other tasks) to increase security on the platform.

This prevents unauthorized off-hours access by employees and also by potential attackers. In a compliance context, LuxSci customers are able to apply time-of-day access controls on a user-level to further limit the attack surface and keep essential information protected.

How to Enable Time-Based Access

You must be an account administrator to enable time-based access. To edit this setting, go to the user’s account and click on “Settings.” Under “Security,” go to the “General” page and do the following steps:

  • Enable the overall setting “Enable time-based access restrictions to this web interface.”
  • Select the time zone to use for these times.
  • For each day the user will be allowed to login to the Web Interface, enter one or two time ranges in the 24-hour time format “HH:MM-HH:MM.”
    • For example, if the user can use the system between 9am and 5pm, you would enter “09:00-17:00.” Use two time ranges if there are two distinct periods of time during the day that are acceptable.

time based access settings

Additional Security Features

In addition to this feature, we also recommend that LuxSci customers take advantage of our other security controls such as:

The CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule is a mouthful, but it’s also an important step for improving how health data is accessed and shared. While the rule may be beneficial in certain ways, it’s not without its risks. It opens up the door for patient data to be shared with third-party app developers outside of the tight confines of HIPAA regulations, which could lead to more breaches of sensitive data.

CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule

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API Enhancements for DKIM Automation

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

DKIM, Domain Keys identified Mail, is a critical component to ensuring good INBOX delivery of email messages for day-to-day email, email marketing, and transactional email.  DKIM digitally signs outbound email so that the message recipients can verify that the messages originated from email servers authorized to send email from the sender.  I.e., it helps recipients identify and discard forged and fraudulent email messages while keeping legitimate ones.

API Enhancements for DKIM

In order to use DKIM with LuxSci, customers need to:

  1. Have LuxSci generate keys for each sending domain
  2. Update the DNS settings for each domain to publish the DKIM public key.

See LuxSci’s Help for our general DKIM setup instructions for more details.  These steps are pretty quick and easy, unless you have a large number of domains that you are sending email from.

To help such customers automate their workflow and manage their domains, LuxSci’s API has been augmented to enable management of DKIM keys for LuxSci customers.  The API now permits:

  1. Creation of new DKIM keys for new domains.
  2. Downloading the DKIM information needed for the DNS configuration.
  3. Deletion of DKIM keys for domains no longer in use.

Together with LuxSci’s other API endpoints, LuxSci customers can automate the addition and deletion of domains, email aliases, users, and now DKIM settings.  LuxSci is committed to continually expanding its API capabilities to enable and support automated workflows and processes.

Connect your Secure Forms to your Secure Marketing

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

An extremely common and revenue-driving workflow, from a marketing and engagement perspective, is to have the contact information of the people who fill out your online forms automatically added to your marketing database. Such an integration saves time, by not requiring manual data entry steps, and speeds your marketing automation processes along.

Secure Form to Secure Email Marketing Integration

This automated connection is now available for your LuxSci Secure Forms; after a license upgrade, they can now be automatically integrated with your LuxSci Secure Marketing platform.  This integration enables new contacts to be automatically created in your Secure Marketing instance from selected Secure Form posts.  You can then leverage Secure Marketing to send automated drip campaigns to these contacts, send them group mailings, and more.

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CEO Erik Kangas Featured on Total HIPAA Podcasts

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

 

 

Erik recently sat down with our friends at Total HIPAA to discuss a variety of HIPAA topics, including:

The first of the 2-part conversation can be heard here or on a mobile device via Apple Podcasts.

 

 

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