HIPAA Security Rule compliance checklist for 2022

Does your organization provide healthcare services or health plans? Is your organization involved in reviewing or processing medical claims? Do you provide services that involve the access, use, or disclosure of protected health information (PHI)? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then your organization may be subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

HIPAA is a constantly updated federal law that ensures the continued protection of PHI from unauthorized disclosure while also facilitating PHI sharing for efficient delivery of healthcare services.

5 Common pitfalls of business continuity plans

Earthquakes, floods, pandemics, server failures, cyberattacks, and other adverse events can disrupt your business at any time. Such events can slow or even completely halt your operations, costing your business money. Companies can prepare for such disruptions by developing a business continuity plan, but they often make simple mistakes during the process.

Learn from this cybersecurity mistake of government agencies

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a digital revolution. It saw businesses around the globe open their doors to the benefits of modernization and explore emerging technologies to enhance productivity. This is true not only for private businesses, but for government agencies as well.

What is proactive cybersecurity?

Cybercrime is obstructing businesses and governments around the globe. It's not only an IT problem, it's the biggest threat to a company's business continuity and reputation. According to Accenture's State of Cybersecurity Resilience 2021 Report, the average number of cyberattacks per company in the United States rose from 184 in 2020 to 270 in 2021.

A survey conducted by CNBC and Momentive showed that 56% of small business owners are not concerned about being hit by a cyberattack in the next 12 months.

Here’s how cybersecurity is smartening up

Did you know that in 2021, roughly 281.5 million individuals have experienced some sort of data breach? According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), the number of reported data breaches in 2021 has already surpassed the total for 2020 by a shocking 17%. President and CEO of the ITRC Eva Velasquez said 2021 was just 238 breaches short of tying the all-time high of 1,529, which was set in 2017.

The ITRC also mentions that ransomware and phishing were the two most common methods of attack used by cybercriminals.

Kick off 2022 by making your business customer-driven

As a business owner, you should understand that focusing on the needs of your customers will play an important role in determining whether your products and services fail or succeed. It's not enough to use customer service tools to help your team address your customers' concerns, your business needs to be customer-driven as well.

6 Signs it’s time to get a new laptop

Laptops are great gadgets to have because they let you do practically anything you can do on a regular desktop, but you can lug a laptop around and even use it unplugged till the battery runs out. The latest laptop models have nifty features such as thumbprint scanners for verifying user identity and built-in web cameras for attending online video conferences.

Here’s how to tell if you need to switch to another MSP

Managed IT services providers or MSPs offer everything from IT consulting to cloud management to cybersecurity, practically serving as IT departments to non-IT firms. If you’re currently availing of managed services, how do you know that you’re getting what you’re paying for? Here are the signs that will tell you to switch to another MSP:

1. The light at the end of the tunnel always seems to be dim and far away
In other words, your MSP keeps failing to assuage your fears that stem from IT-related concerns, such as cyberthreats and poor IT performance.

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