Author: Brandon Schroth

How to Choose a WordPress VPS Provider

With the events of 2020 pushing the whole world into the digital age, more and more companies, organizations, and even people are setting up their own websites. These might be online stores, pages that provide resources, or portfolio and professional websites for individuals. (more…)

What Is Malware? How It Works and How to Remove It

The word malware is a short form of two words put together; malicious and software. It refers to a program designed to infiltrate a system without the victim’s knowledge and damage it. Once the cybercriminals have access to a computer network, the victim remains oblivious to the fact that his/her computer has been compromised. Malware is a huge cybersecurity threat, as it may result in loss of data and identity theft, among other unpleasant results.


How to Adopt a DevOps Development Model When You Don’t Know Where to Start

The ongoing pandemic has forced business owners to make significant shifts in their operating strategies, including swapping centralized databases with distributed databases and adopting remote work culture. 

They have also figured out that the best way to stay ahead of their competition is by implementing DevOps practices that can significantly accelerate product launches and upgrades.


10 Telehealth Best Practices When Running a Remote Practice During COVID-19

As healthcare workers on the front lines put themselves at risk each day, more hospitals and healthcare systems are turning to telehealth services to keep workers safe. 

In many cases, telehealth technology can keep patients out of hospitals, urgent care facilities, and doctors’ offices by providing timely diagnoses and access to medical care. This limits the spread of a contagious disease like COVID-19 by keeping patients safe at home.


Why All Small Business Owners Need to Install SSL Certificates Immediately

Consumer opinions about security are shifting as new technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), enter the marketplace.

Studies increasingly show the impact of security breaches on average people. As many as 25% of people have experienced some kind of identity theft. (more…)

How to Find the Best Hosting Platform for HIPAA-Compliant Forms

Whether you are a pediatrician, an emergency room doctor, or a psychologist, collecting patient information through an online form is more efficient than using paper forms. 

And amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s also a lot safer to have patients fill out forms through their phone or laptop instead of filling out paper forms using shared pens and clipboards that may have lingering germs.  

However, online forms carry their own unique risks and challenges, mainly related to HIPAA compliance. (more…)

How Secure is the Cloud?

Organizations migrating to a new IT environment, such as the Cloud, should always give serious consideration to the security of that environment. But how secure is the Cloud? If you don’t know exactly what piece of hardware your private data is found on at a given time, how do you know it is secure?

For those relatively new to Cloud, the first thing to be aware of is that while some of the tools and methods used to secure a network and data in the Cloud are different, the basic principles are the same as for any other environment. The next thing to know is that because the Cloud runs in data centers staffed by experts in Cloud services, data stored in the Cloud is “probably more secure than conventionally stored data,” according to Quentin Hardy, former Deputy Technology Editor of the New York Times[i]. (more…)

Why WAF Configuration Matters for the Healthcare Industry

Preparedness of the healthcare industry to protect patient data

The newly connected nature of the healthcare industry means patient data can be accessed at any time and anywhere. However, this also means traditional defensive measures that have kept healthcare organizations and patient data protected from hackers until now, have weakened. (more…)

How HIPAA Compliance Affects Employees

Did you know that more than 113 million people were affected by a HIPAA compliance breach in 2015? That’s an increase of 107 million from just five years ago.

Every day, an average of 17,000 patient records are compromised.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (i.e., HIPAA) was enacted to keep people’s personal health information, including medical records and billing information, secure. The rules and regulations are not only notoriously complicated and easy to misunderstand, but they also frequently change. However, feigning ignorance won’t work in your favor. (more…)

Top 5 Ways To Speed Up A Slow Website

Website speed optimization is the make-or-break of user experience. Data shows that user engagement decreases by a whopping 25% for every second increase in a site’s loading time. The digi-world is marked by the very construct that it’s so much easier to get things done online. The World Wide Web is a competing space where the race is on to minimize user input and maximize the time of engagement. A well-designed website becomes redundant when its speed performance is below par, leading to higher churn rates and consequently a lower ROI. (more…)