Is Dropbox HIPAA Complinant?

Dropbox is known for being a convenient file sharing and storage tool. For over a decade, Dropbox has allowed teams to collaborate cross- functionally by providing a single source of truth. With files being managed and synced to a central location, teams can work together without issues of version control. Even in a post- Google Drive and OneDrive era, Dropbox remains important, as not everyone uses the same productivity suites.


PHI Compliance: What It Is and How To Achieve It

For organizations that work in or partner with the healthcare industry, HIPAA compliance is of paramount importance. Keeping a patient’s medical records and personal information safe isn’t just a matter of avoiding penalties. It’s also key to building trust with patients and, ultimately, providing great patient care. Here’s what health organizations and their partners need to know about PHI and keeping it secure.


Three Steps to Meet Digital Healthcare Challenges in the Post-Pandemic Era

The combined, specialized efforts of ForgeRock and Accenture in digital identity for healthcare, especially during a global pandemic, have provided a unique perspective. The unexpected digital transformation journey that the healthcare industry has taken from pre-pandemic to current day is staggering. Along with the front-line workers, the healthcare IT and digital experience teams that quickly made digital access and telehealth care available to the masses deserve our thanks.


Past COVID-19 - priorities for 2021 and beyond

For many health systems business and care priorities have been put aside to manage the pandemic. The new administration has given its priorities for healthcare. Its time for care providers to look ahead and organize to take advantage of coming opportunities. By 2030 more people in the United States will be older than age sixty-five than younger than age five. Our healthcare system is not prepared to care for this volume of older adults.


What Are the HIPAA Standard Transactions?

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defines a transaction as an electronic exchange of information between two parties, to carry out financial or administrative activities related to healthcare. For example, a health care provider will send a claim to a health plan to request payment for medical services.

The New Threat Landscape for Australian Healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally shifted the cyber threat landscape for Australia’s health sector, with the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) reporting a 84% increase in the number of cyber security incident reports relating to the health sector between 2019 and 2020.1 As custodians of vast volumes of highly sensitive information, the industry continues to find itself at the mercy of cyberattacks that paralyze systems until a ransom is paid—threatening the security of patient d


Code Blue: Healthcare Security in the Age of 5G and Remote Work

Last year was an especially stressful time for healthcare systems. Not only were emergency rooms overwhelmed by patients, a number of them were also hit by system-crippling cyberattacks. According to Comparitech, in 2020 alone, 92 ransomware attacks affected over 600 healthcare organizations, exposing more than 18 million patient records. These attacks brought operations to a standstill for days or weeks at a time, costing the healthcare industry an estimated $20.8 billion.

How to tackle healthcare security threats. Top 6 Healthcare Security Best Practices

Good healthcare security practices – A prescription for healthcare Reduce the attack likelihood Reduce the attack impact Tactical Patch Management Protecting Medical Devices Third-Party Risk Management Cyphere is a UK-based cyber security services provider helping organisations to secure their most prized assets. We provide technical risk assessment (pen testing/ethical hacking) and managed security services. This advice is a true third party opinion, free from any vendor inclinations or reselling objectives.

The biggest cyber risks for healthcare providers and how to tackle these security threats.

Security threats in healthcare relate to the safety of the clinical and administrative information systems of hospitals and healthcare service providers. Increasing cyber attacks on healthcare organisations in the last few years have been faster than the improvements in healthcare security practices. In this article, we discuss the cyber security threats and vulnerabilities of hospitals and healthcare providers, followed by best security practices aimed at improving security posture.