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


Firewalls are something that I don’t talk about enough.  They are the most crucial part of protecting your network, and your patient health records.  Firewalls block entry into your system, and are the number one protection on your network.  Let … Read More

SamSam is Back

It looks like SamSam is back.  Not that it ever really went away.  It a report published in Healthcare IT News they talk about how SamSam is back and still pummeling the healthcare industry.  Hackers have hit at least eight … Read More

Disaster Recovery Planning

As an IT professional, I tend to harp on your disaster recovery plan.  Do you have one?  Do you understand what should be in your disaster recovery plan?  Click Here to review a free copy of “The 10 Disaster Planning … Read More

Allscripts is being sued

In case you have not hear, Allscripts is being sued.  They are being sued over the ransomware attack that crippled their clients system for almost a week.  Of course, this caused significant business interruptions, and loss of revenue for its … Read More