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Georgia Dental Clinic Suffers Ransomware Attack

Ransomware attacks against dental and medical practices are becoming commonplace. Read this important story from HackRead about a recent Georgia dental office attack. How do you protect your servers from ransomware and other attacks? Contact DDS Rescue about DATA SECURITY SERVICES for your practice. Our services include firewall and antivirus management, email encryption and HIPAA …

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Attacks on dental offices and related healthcare businesses are growing

Mary Beth Versaci at ADA News recently covered the latest alert by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, FBI and Department of Health and Human Services. Please note that the attacks on dental offices and related healthcare businesses are growing. Please contact DDS Rescue about what you can do to protect your practice. Our security …

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Don’t let this happen to you! Make sure you’ve received your HIPAA training this year!

OCR Settles Eleventh Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces its eleventh settlement of an enforcement action in its HIPAA Right of Access Initiative.  OCR announced this initiative as an enforcement priority in 2019 to support individuals’ right …

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Social media: Proceed with caution

Here’s the RDH MAGAZINE LINK https://www.rdhmag.com/patient-care/article/14173714/social-media-recommendations-for-dental-hygienists-hipaa-and-other-pitfalls Social media contains many pitfalls for dental hygienists and other healthcare professionals, but can be used properly with some good judgment and knowledge of HIPAA rules. Melissa Van Witzenburg, MS, RDH Social media is all around us, whether it is for personal or professional use. It has become the …

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HIPAA AND COMPLIANCE NEWS

Treasury Dept: Ransomware Payment Facilitation Could Be Sanction Risk COVID-19 spurred an increase in ransomware attacks. The Treasury Department warns entities against facilitating ransomware payments for breach victims and possible sanction risks. THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON THE HEALTH IT SECURITY XTELLIGENT HEALTHCARE MEDIA WEBSITE Please talk to DDS Rescue about our cybersecurity solutions …

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Crypto-Locking Malware Wielded by Even More Types of Extortionists

Ransomware: DarkSide Debuts; Script-Kiddies Tap Dharma Read the latest about RANSOMWARE from Data Breach Today Ransomware-wielding gangs continue to rack up new victims and post record proceeds. That’s driving new players of all sizes and experience – beginners, criminals already skilled in the ransomware ecosystem and more advanced attackers – to try their hand at the crypto-locking …

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HHS OCR PRESS RELEASE: Cyber Alert – Computer Network Infrastructure Vulnerable to Windows 7 End of Life Status, Increasing Potential for Cyber Attacks

OCR is sharing the following update with our listserv from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), warning individuals that the FBI has observed cyber criminals targeting computer network infrastructure after an operating system achieves end of life status.  August 2020 PIN Number 20200803-002 The following information is being provided by the FBI, with no guarantees …

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Alert: Postcard Disguised as Official OCR Communication

Alert: Postcard Disguised as Official OCR Communication August 6, 2020 OCR has been made aware of postcards being sent to health care organizations disguised as official OCR communications, claiming to be notices of a mandatory HIPAA compliance risk assessment.  The postcards have a Washington, D.C. return address, and the sender uses the title “Secretary of …

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