January 10th, 2019

What You Need To Know About the HIPAA Security Rule

In this day and age of rampant cybercrime, protecting a patient’s electronic health information is of the utmost importance. But, how do you know if the protections are adequate? Well, that’s where the HIPAA Security Rule comes in. What is the difference between the privacy and security of health information? With respect to health information, […]

December 11th, 2018

Secure Email for Healthcare: How To Ensure You’re Not At Risk

Email is the most convenient way of communicating with patients. HIPAA permits email communications but expects covered entities to take the necessary precautions to protect the integrity and security of patient health information shared via email. HIPAA email rules HIPAA email rules require covered entities to implement controls and security to restrict access to PHI, […]

December 4th, 2018

Penetration Testing for HIPAA Compliance

Back in the day, the most important concern for a healthcare organization was to provide the best quality of life for its patients and to promote health awareness. However, in this day and age, healthcare organizations also need to worry about protecting patient information.  Some of this is identifiable and sensitive — PHI or Protected […]

November 27th, 2018

What is TLS? Secure Email 101

Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a widely used protocol in email security, the other being Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Both are used to encrypt a communication channel between two computers over the internet. An email client uses the Transport Control Protocol (TCP) – which enables two hosts to establish a connection and exchange data – […]

November 20th, 2018

How to Know if an Email is a Phishing Scam or Not

Phishing scams are a major threat to all email users, especially businesses. The scary part is that they’re becoming increasingly sophisticated. Phishing emails popped up sometime in the early 90s. However, back then, they weren’t too hard to detect. For instance, typos were commonplace in an old-school phishing mail, and that was a dead giveaway. […]