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This page captures important developments in cybersecurity for small and medium sized organizations.

8/8/17

Employees Leaving your Company

The main path through which sensitive/confidential information illegally enters the public domain is when employees leave their organization, according to Osterman Research’s “Best Practices for Protecting Your Data When Employees Leave Your Company."  According to the report 69 percent of organizations experienced data loss from employee movements (departure, changing roles, re-location), and 50 percent of employees who left their jobs in the last 12 months kept confidential corporate data.


10/9/17

Lack of Security Risk Assessment Could Trim Medicare Payments

Many physician provider organizations may find their Medicare reimbursement reduced to up to 25% if they do not perform an adequate risk assessments. Some practices have reported that a risk assessment was conducted where a later audit uncovered that this was an untruthful declaration. Non compliance can even result in fines of tens of thousands of dollars.  Security requirements have evolved and Federal authorities are clearly ramping up pressure on providers.