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What’s after Phishing? Vishing and Smishing!

What’s after Phishing? Vishing and Smishing!

Two kinds of “phishing” you may not know about make things worse for all of us: Vishing and Smishing. And unless you know what to look for, you just might get caught. Phishing is when hackers, viruses, and trojans send you emails that pretend to be your bank or other (usually financial) services company.

How HIPAA-Compliant Logging Can Save You

How HIPAA-Compliant Logging Can Save You

HIPAA has many regulations, and many of them are surprisingly simple and inexpensive to implement, such as Business Associate Agreements. All you need to do is have your contractors and service providers fill out a well-written, compliant BAA and the task is complete.

New Computer Best Practices: Avoiding Hidden Threats

New Computer Best Practices: Avoiding Hidden Threats

What makes I.T. different than other parts of your business is that if you do it wrong, your business can be destroyed. The problem is that I.T. seems like something that many people can do on their own. Whether you just bought a new PC, or bring your home laptop to the office, or let a new employee bring in their own PC, it’s usually pretty easy to add a computer to your WiFi and get to work.

Viruses, Trojans and Hackers: The “Not Me” Factor

Viruses, Trojans and Hackers: The “Not Me” Factor

Doctors have patients who never get a flu shot. They don’t think they’ll get sick because they say they’re careful. “Not Me!”, they say...and then they get sick. Parents tell their teenage children to not text while driving. But they often don’t listen, and tell their friends “Not Me!” insisting that they’ll be careful.

What does my mother have to do with your business?

What does my mother have to do with your business?

Talking with my clients makes me think of my mother. Why? Well, my mother was a good cook. Actually, a GREAT cook! She made all sorts of wonderful foods when I was a child that I loved to eat. Among my favorites were beef stroganoff and pierogi (pastry filled with potatoes and meat). What I didn’t like, though, were the vegetables.

What’s worse than getting hacked?

What’s worse than getting hacked?

Doctors have a lot of deal with these days, especially with all the new changes in health insurance and advances in modern medicine. Getting hacked has got to be a horrible experience for doctors, too, because not only does someone else have a copy of your data, the "bad guys" may be holding your data hostage (and charging you thousands of dollars to get it back). Or they might simply have deleted it from your network entirely (including your backups).

So what could be worse than that?

The short answer is that the law has no problem with kicking a company when it’s down, and so as your office might be struggling to figure out how badly you were hacked, to restore the lost data, and to get back to “business as usual,” the Department of Health and Human Services just might come along and fine you a million dollars or more.

Tech Travel Dangers

Tech Travel Dangers

While traveling to third-world countries, you often hear travel warnings and advisories about local violence, contaminated water, food poisoning, smugglers, civil wars and dangers. But you don’t really have to travel that far to put yourself at risk.

Is Your Cell Phone Infected with Mobile Malware?

Is Your Cell Phone Infected with Mobile Malware?

Mobile Malware Is Your Cell Phone Infected with Mobile Malware? Are your computer systems locked down and free of viruses, trojans and other malicious software? That’s great news…but what about your cell phones and tablets? Mobile malware on Android devices is on the rise, and it usually happens by doing one seemingly innocent thing.