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Windows 7 and HIPAA

Windows 7 and HIPAA

Windows 7 Support Ends in January Microsoft has announced that support for Windows 7 will be discontinued after January 14, 2020.  If you continue to use Windows 7 after that date, Microsoft warns that your Windows 7 based systems will become vulnerable to security risks.  Covered Entities and Business Associates tasked with complying with HIPAA,…

OCR wall of shame

OCR Wall of Shame Under Review

The HITECH Act of 2009 requires the publication of breach summaries, which the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has been doing on its website, which has come to be referred to as the OCR Wall of Shame.  Breach summaries are published for all reported breaches affecting 500 or…

hipaa cyber attack quick response

Cyber Attack Quick Response Checklist

Cyber attack guidance was released by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on June 8, 2017, including a cyber security checklist and infographic outlining the steps for a HIPAA covered entity, or its business associate, to take in the event of a cyber attack.  A covered entity or business associate must…