Be Careful With External Drives

I just wanted to give you a quick reminder to be careful with external drives.  A lost external drive can cause a HIPAA breach that you certainly do not want to deal with.  When you are backing data up to … Read More

Employee Education

I have said it time and time again…HIPAA security starts with employee education.  You can lock your systems down, run scans, use antivirus, do regular patching etc.  All it takes is for an employee to click on something, or upload … Read More

Fax Machines

Fax Machines Might Be Gateway To Next Hacker Attack Nothing bad could possibly happen to your company’s network if the only piece of information the hackers have is your fax number, right? Unfortunately not, according to recent research by employees … Read More

Limit Social Media

There are new tools to help limit social media.  Do you allow social media in your practice?  A lot of practices use it for marketing, however I highly advise you to limit social media. Facebook and Instagram are rolling out … Read More

Traveling Increases Data Risk

  Traveling increases data risk.  On May 14th, the Billings Clinic in Montana issued a breach notification statement, which explained that they detected unusual activity within one of its employee’s email accounts. The employee in question was traveling overseas on … Read More

2018 Security Assessment Registration

2018 Security Assessment Registration is now open!  Get on the calendar for October 2018 thru December 2018.  We are now scheduling so don’t wait! Tier3MD focuses only on the medical community.  Because of this, we perform hundreds of security risk … Read More

Cybersecurity Checklist

Do you have a cybersecurity checklist?  Do you have a cybersecurity plan?  If not, you may not be prepared for a cyber attack and will have to risk losing patient data, and having a massive breach.  The best way to … Read More

MD Anderson Fined

This breach breaks my heart.  Today’s headlines read:  MD Anderson Fined $4.3 million for HIPAA violations.  Why does this break my heart?  For two reasons.  One, is because I would rather they use that money to help cancer patients, and two, … Read More

5 NIST Framework Core Functions

5 NIST Framework Core Functions are defined below. This is not a blueprint for performing security assessments, but will definitely help with the end result. 1,  Identify – With this function you will develop an organizational understanding that will help … Read More

5 Ways to Protect Your Practice

In case you missed it, below are 5 ways to protect your practice.  Just a quick 5 easy step process can save you hundred of thousands of dollars.  Give it a quick read! 5 Ways to Protect Your Practice  Make … Read More