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Healthcare Compliance

Nov 5, 2014

Compliance to regulations and standards is a critical business need for corporate businesses and government. In healthcare, all medical practices—small, medium and large business enterprises—and their Business Associates and sub-contractors that handle Protected Health Information (PHI) are required to achieve and maintain compliance with regulations set forth in HIPAA, HITECH and the recent Omnibus Final…

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Snowden advised viewers to get rid of Dropbox

Oct 17, 2014

By Paula Mejia Snowden advised viewers to get rid of Dropbox Government whistleblower Edward Snowden gave the public a few words of wisdom, and caution, during a Saturday night video interview for The New Yorker Festival. During the hour-long conversation with The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer, Snowden advised viewers to get rid of Dropbox, and…

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OCR Discusses Upcoming HIPAA Audits

Sep 29, 2014

As Business Associate Agreements Amendment Deadline Approaches, OCR Discusses Upcoming HIPAA Audits | HL Chronicle of Data Protection As Business Associate Agreements Amendment Deadline Approaches, OCR Discusses Upcoming HIPAA Audits The 2009 HITECH Act mandated that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) conduct periodic audits of covered entities…

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Are You Looking for a HIPAA Complaint Dropbox Alternative

Sep 17, 2014

For sensitive information, such as client, patient, and personal documentation that could be harmful in the wrong hands, you need a Dropbox alternative. While Dropbox is an effective and reliable solution in general, it is not perfect for those more important documents and files that could cause damage if stolen. It is more for insensitive…

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Three Reasons to Cloud Connect Your File Server

Jul 30, 2014

Half of your employees love the file server, since it is fast, easy, and centralizes all work files in a single location on the network at the main office. The other half of your of employees likely hate the file server, since they must login with their VPN to sync up with the server when…

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A Few Tips on Avoiding HIPAA Data Breaches

Jul 13, 2014

Here are a few things you can do to avoid a data breach: Encrypt data at rest (on pc’s, usb drives, servers, etc.) If an encrypted device is lost or stolen you do not have to report it as a data breach. Simply password protecting is not enough and the average password on a pc can…

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Maintaining HIPAA compliance with AXIS CloudSync, the Dropbox Alternatives

Jul 4, 2014

Dropbox Alternatives Keeping patient records secure and private is the concern of every hospital and health care provider, but they are often overwhelmed with years and years of patient information and the lack of adequate storage space. Destroying these health records in order to make room for more storage is often not an option because…

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5 Ways AXIS Cloud Sync Maximizes Employee Mobile Devices

May 24, 2014

Virtually every employee today has a smart phone. Many also have tablets, such as iPads and Android devices. Most businesses are underutilizing these devices, because they belong to the employee in most cases. They are BYOD, “bring your own device,” as they say. This is a mistake. Your hyper connected employees will be glued to…

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Seven Security Risks from Consumer-Grade File Sync Services

Apr 25, 2014

Consumer-grade file sync solutions (referred to as CGFS solutions) pose many challenges to businesses that care about control and visibility over company data. Below are seven of the biggest risks that these solutions pose in a business environment. 1. Data theft Most of the problems with CGFS solutions emanate from a lack of oversight. Business…

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