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Advocate Health Care Network pays $5.55 million to settle data breach case

April 11, 2017

Advocate, one of the nation’s biggest health care systems which operates 12 hospitals and more than 200 other treatment locations in Illinois, faced multiple potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act when laptops containing patient information were stolen from its Park Ridge office about three years ago, Source: Advocate Health Care Network […]

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FBI Warns of Cyber Threat to Dental Offices

April 3, 2017

From Network World: The FBI warns that attackers are targeting vulnerable FTP servers used by small medical and dental offices as a way to obtain medical records and other sensitive personal information. Source: FBI warns of attacks on anonymous FTP servers | Network World FTP is an older protocol with known vulnerabilities, however many small […]

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OCR responds to ADA question about dental labs and HIPAA

March 28, 2017

From OCR through the ADA, Dental labs do NOT need to sign a BAA for HIPAA: Dental laboratories aren’t required to sign business associate agreements before dental practices share protected health information for treatment of an individual, according to the U.S. Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, because a dental laboratory meets the […]

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HIPAA Documentation and Data Safety

March 24, 2017

Compliance IQ Webinar March 29 We will start with some basic technology concepts that will help you understand and use all technology more effectively. We will then show you how to create electronic records that are fast, easy to use, easy to read and will protect you from litigation. Once you have electronic digital records, […]

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Stung by Yelp Reviews, Health Providers Spill Patient Secrets

March 16, 2017

From ProPublica: Burned by negative reviews, some health providers are casting their patients’ privacy aside and sharing intimate details online as they try to rebut criticism. In the course of these arguments — which have spilled out publicly on ratings sites like Yelp — doctors, dentists, chiropractors and massage therapists, among others, have divulged details of […]

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An Onsite Secure Storage Option

March 7, 2017

ioSafe Server 5 is a fire- and waterproof, scalable and customizable data protection solution that enhances data security while significantly improving recovery times. Source: ioSafe Products Server5 Overview Another data storage option. This is a fire proof water proof server. The theory is that you can have your data back immediately after a disaster without […]

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Data Breaches in Dentistry Webinar

March 3, 2017

HIPAA compliance consists largely of having the right forms and signatures. On the other hand, paperwork will not protect you or your patients from the most common kinds of data breaches. Learn important real world measures dentists should be taking that can make an actual difference in patient data security, including the one and only […]

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Mission Critical Failure

February 27, 2017

In dentistry we rely on a number of mission critical systems. If these critical systems fail we cannot do dentistry. This includes the air compressor, the central vac and maybe even the curing light. Most dentists have an emergency plan to back up a failure in a mission critical system. You may have a small […]

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Office for Civil Rights announces $3.2 million penalty

February 20, 2017

From ADA News: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights said Feb. 1 that it had finalized a $3.2 million civil money penalty against the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas following multiple alleged Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations between 2009-13. Source: Office for Civil Rights announces $3.2 million […]

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Adventure CE for the Whole Team

February 17, 2017

Look HERE for information and Registration. We have priced the event to make it easy to bring the whole team.

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“You took so much time to joke me”—two hours trolling a Windows support scammer

February 16, 2017

From  Ars Technica: Technical support scams are the bottom of the barrel for cyber-crime. Using well-worn social engineering techniques that generally only work on the least sophisticated computer users, these bootleg call-center operations use a collection of commercially available tools to either convince their victims to pay exorbitant fees for “security software” or extort them to gain […]

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Data Safety and HIPAA

February 9, 2017

Webinar: February 15. HIPAA compliance consists largely of having the right forms and signatures. Learn what PHI, CE, NPP, BA and Exempt mean and why it matters. Understand the critical elements of risk assessment, the six basic steps to compliance and four critical important real world measures dentists should be taking beyond the paperwork that […]

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Adventure CE for the Whole Team

February 7, 2017

Bring the whole team; Sedona is a magical place that everyone will love. We have priced this event to make this easy for you to do with deep discounts for each team member attending with a doctor. Make Technology on the Rocks a reward trip or a retreat for the team. Registration and Information

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11 technologies to watch in 2017

January 30, 2017

Much like The Force, technology surrounds us, penetrates us and binds together our galaxy, which is why it’s so hard to identify which technologies might have the most significant impact in the coming year. Source: 11 technologies to watch in 2017 All of these developing technologies with the possible exception of driverless cars will have […]

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US posts rules for addressing cyber bugs in medical devices

January 12, 2017

From Fox News: The U.S. government on Tuesday issued rules for addressing cyber vulnerabilities in medical devices, providing manufacturers with guidelines for fixing security bugs in equipment, including pacemakers, insulin pumps and imaging systems. Source: US posts rules for addressing cyber bugs in medical devices | Fox News Reading the article the new rules are really […]

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This low-cost device may be the world’s best hope against account takeovers

January 9, 2017

From  Ars Technica: The Security Keys are based on Universal Second Factor, an open standard that’s easy for end users to use and straightforward for engineers to stitch into hardware and websites. When plugged into a standard USB port, the keys provide a “cryptographic assertion” that’s just about impossible for attackers to guess or phish. Source: […]

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Norse Attack Map

December 28, 2016

Very Cool, HT my nephew Cade who showed this to me. Source: Norse Attack Map This is a real time map that shows world wide cyber attacks. Where they originate and who is attacked.

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1 million Google accounts compromised by Android malware called Gooligan

December 13, 2016

From Ars Technica: Researchers say they’ve uncovered a family of Android-based malware that has compromised more than 1 million Google accounts, hundreds of them associated with enterprise users. Gooligan, as researchers from security firm Check Point Software Technologies have dubbed the malware, has been found in at least 86 apps available in third-party marketplaces. Source: […]

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This $5 Device Can Hack Into Your Computer Even If It’s Locked

December 2, 2016

From PM: With all the data you keep on your laptop, it makes sense you wouldn’t want someone poking around in there. But so long as you make sure to lock your computer with a password whenever you walk away from it, what could really go wrong? A lot. A whole heck of a lot. […]

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Employees Ignore Security Policies At Alarming Rate Says New Study

November 29, 2016

From Lorne Lavine The Digital Dentist: The statistics are alarming. According to a survey conducted by Data Privacy firm CEB, fully 90% of employees admit to rational noncompliance for the sake of convenience. Two thirds say that they regularly email company files to personal email addresses so they can work from home. Source: Employees Ignore […]

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