A manufacturing organisation providing direct goods and services is known as a vendor. If the same services and products are provided on behalf of a direct vendor, they are known as third-party vendors. Third-party vendors always have a direct written contract, but not each vendor and organisation works with contracts. The definition of an entity as a third-party vendor depends on the organisation hiring its services.
ePHI stands for electronic protected health information. Electronic protected health information is protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, commonly known as HIPAA. ePHI security is governed by the HIPAA Security Rule. With the rise of telehealth, covered entities need to understand the requirements for safely transmitting, storing, and using ePHI to be compliant with the Security Rule and to protect a patient’s privacy.
The number of newly discovered software vulnerabilities is constantly on the rise, and organizations are struggling to keep up with patching efforts. This is leading to a growing vulnerability backlog and slowing down development and the release of new products. But this growing backlog and the stress it causes is unacceptable. There’s a new way to manage vulnerabilities.
Apple has recently released OS updates for multiple operating systems, addressing known and exploited security vulnerabilities along with previously unknown ones. During the past week, various data security organizations like the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and Indian Computer Emergency Response Team have issued warnings asking users to install the latest updates on their Apple devices as soon as possible to avoid possible exploitation of devices and device data.
Regardless of which role a person has in an organization, they will always need access to one or more databases to be able to perform the functions of their job. Whether that person is a cashier at McDonald’s or a technical account manager supporting a Fortune 500 company, data entry and retrieval is core to the services they provide.