How iDTech Leverages SecureForm to Scale Their Organization

Published: January 20th, 2018

Interview with Kristi Murnin: Compliance and Risk Assessment Associate at iDTech.

January, 2018.

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SecureForm Updates: New Look and New Integrations

Published: January 20th, 2018

In December, 2017, LuxSci released SecureForm FormBuilder 2.0 —  significant update that included user interface improvements together with new features like drag-and-drop, enhanced responsive form support, and more support for standard third-party JavaScript libraries.  Since then, we have been busily working on a number of significant improvements to SecureForm itself.  These are now available to all customers and include:

  1. Improved and simplified SecureForm user interface
  2. All of the places that you can send or save your form data have been recoded into “Integrations”
  3. We have added two new Integrations: Webhook and Slack
  4. It is now easy for LuxSci to extend SecureForm with new third-party integrations

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17 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Send A HIPAA-Compliant Marketing Email

Published: January 18th, 2018

You’ve just been told that you need to rethink your entire email marketing system. Your attorney and compliance specialist are both telling that you need to implement HIPAA-compliant email marketing.

Your starting point is to break down that goal into two components: business goals and HIPAA compliance. Your email marketing has to achieve your business goals like providing fast customer service and generating more appointments. Next, you need to put HIPAA compliant systems and processes in place.

Use these 17 questions to review your email marketing aligns with your business goals and HIPPA.


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High Volume Bulk Email: Key Ingredients for Good Deliverability

Published: January 15th, 2018

How do you ensure your messages make it into your recipients’ INBOXes?

Deliverability is key to anyone sending newsletters, announcements, notifications, or any other type of bulk email.  As a provider of premium and bulk email services, we constantly advise customers on how they can legitimately avoid having messages marked as spam and ensure that they are not black listed. In this article, we consolidate our advice for everyone’s benefit.  This includes: ensuring you have a good mailing list, maintaining your mailing list, email message content, and reputation management techniques like SPF, DKIM, and IP anonymization.

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2017 at LuxSci: Some very popular advancements!

Published: December 29th, 2017

2017 has come and gone.  Just like in 2016, LuxSci has continued to add features and policies to improve our services and the security of our customers.  In 2017, the most significant changes revolve around SecureForm Form Builder, user authentication / identity verification, and email smart hosting from GSuite and Office365.

Beyond features, 2017 has brought changes to LuxSci’s marketing and customer outreach, branding, communication and sales teams.  We are very excited for the positive impact these changes will have in 2018 and the closer communication we will have with current and new customers going forward through Webinars, conferences, and other avenues!

2017 @ LuxSci

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Ask Erik: Is this email fake? How can I tell?

Published: December 28th, 2017

In a recent “Ask Erik” question, Eve asked:

“I received a copy of an email that someone claims they sent to me. They did not forward this apparent email they claim they sent to me. Rather they copied and pasted it into a current email.

However, I did not receive this email, and in all honesty this apparent copy of this email looks fake. I believe I could easily create this type of fake email myself. So, is there a way of telling whether someone has faked an email which they claim they sent to you? And, should I insist that the original email they claim they sent to be is forwarded to me and not copied and pasted?”

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Cybersecurity: How To Keep Your Business Secure in 2018

Published: December 21st, 2017

Interview with Erik Kangas, CEO of LuxSci

December 21st, 2017.


Stacey: Welcome to today’s episode of Technology Security Insight Series. I’m Stacey Riska, marketing director at LuxSci. Today we’re gonna be talking about cyber security and what your business can do to keep your data and communications secure. Now, there have been a lot of stories about malware, ransomware, cyber threats, phishing, cyber security, and no one is better able to address those topics than our guest today, CEO of LuxSci, Erik Kangas. Welcome, Erik. How are you?

Erik: Hi, Stacey. It’s great to be here today.

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Login security & passwords – yesterday, today and tomorrow

Published: December 20th, 2017

The act of “logging in” – that is, gaining access to some private area in a shared space – has been with us since the early 60s with the introduction of time-sharing computers, albeit confined in those days to very limited professional circles. However, with the use of the public internet as a communication and social medium and the growth of the web as a platform for commerce in the past twenty years, remembering login names and passwords for access to all our online resources is as commonplace as remembering the birthdays of our loved ones. While we might remember at most ten birthdays (with the rest written down in calendars and diaries), the average person has accumulated, based on an anonymized survey of its enterprise accounts by the popular password manager vendor LastPass, about 191 online accounts!

78% of people use the same logins for different accounts.

Lest this seem like an absurdly large number, consider all the professional accounts as well as numerous personal ones accumulated over one’s online lifetime, many of which are quickly set up for some online purchase or commenting at an informational web site and then forgotten or rarely visited. These days it seems that even the slightest online activity requires creating an account and signing in. Thus, it is not surprising that most people reuse the same login credentials (user name and password) across multiple sites. Security experts have long warned against this obvious vulnerability, but who can blame the average user for choosing an easy path to manage this increasing burden of remembering multiple passwords. (Some recent statistics suggests that only 22% of online users in the US use different credentials for each online account.)

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Application Specific Passwords / Login Aliases at LuxSci

Published: December 14th, 2017

LuxSci now supports the creation of “application-specific passwords” for individual user accounts.

What are these?  The are essentially “login aliases.”

Increase your security through application-specific passwords
Users can create distinct username/password combinations for use with different applications, devices, or for shared account access.  These login aliases can have limited privileges; for example, granting access only to email or only to web site file storage.  Use of application specific passwords can greatly enhance user security.  In this article, we will discuss application-specific passwords, what their benefits are, and how to use them effectively.
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Ask Erik: Is misaddressed email a HIPAA breach?

Published: December 8th, 2017

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