Managing IT Expectations

Believe it or not, IT expectations need to be managed.  Everyone that contacts us has an urgent issue, or they wouldn’t be contacting us.  A lot of what Tier3MD spends time on is managing IT expectations. Managing IT Expectations When … Read More

ECMC Cyberattack

I am going to blog today about the ECME cyberattack.  ECMC is the Erie County Medical Center and I am blogging about it because this is in my neck of the woods, where I grew up.  ECMC is the “Grady” … Read More

HIPAA Enforcement

Who enforces HIPAA?  The HIPAA Enforcement Rule contains provisions relating to compliance and investigations, the imposition of civil money penalties for violations of the HIPAA Administrative Simplification Rules, and procedures for hearings. The HIPAA Enforcement Rule is codified at 45 CFR Part 160, Subparts C, D, and … Read More

Website Passwords

It is time to delete your website passwords.  I know it is a whole lot easier to store you passwords for your websites so that when you go to them, you don’t have to continually log in.  Bad idea.  Website … Read More

Security is not a luxury

If you own a PC, you must have figured out by now that security is not a luxury.  As I am out in the field talking to customers and potential customers, I cannot stress enough how security is not a … Read More

Breach Causes

There are numerous breach causes that you need to make sure you are aware of.  Your  practice has data stored in different places, and the breach causes are much more than just having to worry about employee’s letting in hackers. … Read More

Starting an IT Business?

Are you starting an IT business?  Tier3MD has been in business since 2005 and when I think of all the challenges, changes, new technology, staff, etc. that I have been through in the past 12+ years, I shutter at the … Read More

Can you hear me now?

Earlier this year we were made aware of the “can you hear me now?” scam.  I just wanted to review it one more time.  If you pick up your phone and on the other end you hear “can you hear … Read More

eCW Backlash

I was out of town the last couple of weeks having a much needed vacation.  Since I have returned, I have seen tons of emails about eCW backlash for the fraudulent software episode.  My goodness.  What a storm this has … Read More

Microsoft exchange server

Do you still have a Microsoft exchange server in your office?  If so, what can I do to talk you out of it?  Let it go…it’s time. Microsoft Exchange Server In its day, the Microsoft exchange server was a vital … Read More