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.
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.
While counseling and coaching services may seem to fall outside of the realm of traditional healthcare, they often fall squarely in the realm of mental health and are therefore subject to HIPAA requirements. Knowing whether these services fall under HIPAA regulations can be tricky, and it’s important to understand your responsibilities in protecting patient health information (PHI).
A HIPAA compliant client portal must secure patient information – which is why a custom HIPAA compliant portal can be an especially delicate prospect. Below, we explore a recent request our sales team received for such a portal, and how to go about meeting the requirements for a HIPAA compliant client portal.
Intel recently announced a new security vulnerability called L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) that affects all modern Intel processors and the virtual machines running on them.
In short, the L1TF vulnerability in Intel processors can allow a savvy attacker to expose the level-1 cached data from another virtual machine running on the same host processor core as the attacker’s virtual machine.
Since Intel’s announcement of L1TF we have been testing and working on deploying mitigations to secure our platforms against L1TF. We anticipate completion of these efforts across our global footprint within a few weeks. If any of these efforts require service affecting changes, we will notify you directly in advance of those changes being implemented.
What steps should you take to protect your environment against L1TF?
You should ensure your operating system within your virtual machines is up-to-date with all available patches applied.
In closing, new vulnerabilities will always be discovered by researchers and vendors and Atlantic.Net will always work diligently to protect our customers and offload much of the burden of addressing these vulnerabilities.
We will update this post as more information becomes available.
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Multi-cloud server infrastructure arises almost inevitably in enterprises, as indicated by David Gewirtz. Since that is the case, enterprises should consider their management strategy for the multi-cloud environment.
This article looks at what multi-cloud is, why it is adopted, its distinction from hybrid cloud, and ways to properly manage it. Finally, it addresses the issue of responsibility for management – whether you should take the DIY route or use an expert third party.
5G. It’s coming. But when? And what exactly is it?
A staggering amount of people in the US think that 5G is just a better, faster version of Internet for their phones and Internet-capable devices.
5G is no technology at all; it’s simply the shortened name for the 5th Generation of mobile network that at some point will be ushered on to the scene and become the latest wave of telecommunications infrastructure reform. What that technology will actually be is still not completely defined as companies at home and abroad race to be the first to master a solution that can be successfully mass-produced.
Steven Spielberg still draws crowds; spurred on by $500 million from Ready Player One, and without adjusting for inflation, his films have now achieved a combined gross of $10 billion. Spielberg’s incredible star power ramped up the hype in advance of the release Ready Player One, but the movie was already compelling for those interested in its virtual reality (VR) system. How possible is such VR tech? The reality of the virtual reality within Ready Player One can be assessed by looking at its different core capabilities and technologies.
If you’re a science fiction fan like me, the term “artificial intelligence” recalls entities like HAL-9000, Skynet, the Cylons, and the fact that these creations have a bad habit of rising up against their creators and trying to kill us all.
While artificial intelligence (A.I.) has struggled to gain footholds in other niches, it is finding its place in the world of cloud computing, a sort of revolution within the revolution that could rapidly change the face of businesses using cloud computing solutions over the next few years.
Who you choose to be your Cloud provider is a critical decision that can affect the success of your business. Atlantic.Net offers great, affordable Cloud Hosting solutions (including HIPAA-compliant cloud hosting) for businesses of any size. We’re certain that after you see how we compare with Amazon AWS and the benefits we bring, like customized setup, hybrid solutions, and all-star support, that the decision will be clear.
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