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Stay Safe: Keeping Your Practice Resistant to Cyber Attacks

Nextech is committed to protecting our customers both within our health care technology systems and through our communication channels. We recommend that our customers and all health care providers...

Social Engineering, Part 2: How Cybercriminals Hack Humans

Before venturing out to attend the 2016 Nextech EDGE conference last week, I decided to write a bit of a teaser blog article on a topic I was covering at my session on cybersecurity—Social...

Social Engineering, Part 1: How Cybercriminals Hack Humans

On this blog, we’ve had a lot of discussion about the problem of human behavior when it comes to cybersecurity.  For example, we have looked at the Sony Pictures breach, which was caused by...

Cloud Hosting & SaaS Solutions Remove Humans from Data Security Equation

In our last blog article, we took a look at how human behavior is the most frequently encountered threat to data security.  So, what to do?  You can’t have 100 percent control over every problematic...

Humans: Biggest Threat to Data Security…Ever

Last week, health plan provider Centene disclosed that they had lost track of six hard drives containing the private information of roughly 950,000 individuals.  These records contained details such...

6 Things Healthcare Providers Should Know About the Cybersecurity Act of 2015

On December 18, just weeks before the end of 2015, Congress passed its usual Federal Omnibus Government Spending package for the year.  Included in this piece of legislation was a certain...

5 Biggest Healthcare Cyber Threats of 2015

According to data compiled by IBM X-Force Interactive Security Incidents, just shy of 100,000,000 healthcare records have been compromised by data breaches in 2015.  And the vast majority of these...

Third-Party Messaging Apps Creating Greater HIPAA Security Risks

A recent study conducted and released by NetSfere Enterprise Messaging took a close look at how messaging apps are being used in today’s business world.  Some of the study’s findings regarding...

Meaningful Use Stage 3: The Importance of Healthcare Security

The stakes for healthcare security have never been higher, yet healthcare organizations and EHR companies struggle to maintain compliance with an ever-increasing number of requirements and...

Healthcare data security: A growing issue in 2015

This has already been a wild year when it comes to data breaches, beginning with the hack of insurance giant Anthem back in February that compromised the personal data of 80 million clients. A month...