HIPAA Breach

Penalties for Non-Compliance of HIPAA: What Is the Fine? Can You Get Jail Time?

What Is a HIPAA Violation? A HIPAA violation is the unauthorized disclosure of protected health information or the failure to provide timely access to patient data to authorized individuals against the mandates of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA. Those who follow Healthcare IT news will often see stories about large HIPAA […]

How to Prevent a HIPAA Data Breach

In early October 2017, Henry Ford Health System announced that it had been hacked and that the records of 18,470 patients had been stolen. On July 25-26, Arkansas Oral Facial Surgery Center was infiltrated by a virus that blocked the practice from being able to access images, files, and notes related to 128,000 patients. In […]

Orangeworm: Need-to-Know Information for Healthcare IT

A security report released on April 23, 2018 found that there was a growing threat presented by Orangeworm, a cybercrime alliance that was going after organizations within healthcare and similar fields using a backdoor known as Kwampirs. Kwampirs is a Trojan horse, as indicated by the NJ Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell. When attackers deploy […]