Russian Cyberattacks Are Coming

As we watch the battle for Ukraine unfold, the United States is preparing for another kind of invasion.  Russian cyberattacks are coming and we are watching it very closely.  The CISA head, Jen Easterly says “the nation should brace for … Read More

Changes In The HIPAA Privacy Rule

There are some changes in the HIPAA privacy rule that I wanted to make you aware of.  As you know, Tier3MD works on the technical/security side of the HIPAA rules but wanted to just pass this along to you.  Let … Read More

FBI And Others Crush REvil

In a Global effort, the FBI and others crush REvil, one of the most dangerous and notorious hacking gang.  REvil is responsible for the attack on the Colonial Pipeline, JBS Meats, and Kaseya IT Technology.  A few days ago, it … Read More

Opportunity With The VA

There is a new opportunity with the VA.  They are offering a $1B telehealth contract opportunity that is aimed at procuring patient monitoring remotely.  It will monitor telemedicine devices that will be distributed to VA facilities and veterans.  The contract … Read More

Could This Be The Beginning?

The Federal Government has recovered millions of dollars from the pipeline ransom hackers.  Because of the amount of time it took to get back up and running, I had suggested they must have paid the ransom.  The amount was a … Read More

Leon Panetta Predicted This

With the awareness starting to spread about cybersecurity, Leon Panetta predicted this would happen…attacks on governments, water treatment plants, gas pipelines, etc.  It was really taken as hyperbolic and maybe some of it was, but as time progresses and hackers … Read More

Recognized Security Practices

Reprinted from the National Law Review On January 5, 2020, President Trump signed into law H.R. 7898. This new statute amends the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act to require the Department of Health and Human … Read More

Security vs Compliance

Security vs Compliance.  What is the difference?  I am often asked the question “are we in compliance?”  As your IT provider, I would not know the answer to that. I would know if your out of HIPAA compliance due to … Read More

PPP Loan Information Published

  PPP Loan Information published – Under a court order, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has published a list of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program loan recipients on their website. The list includes the … Read More

Ransomware Assault Threatens Hospitals

The FBI is warning there is a new threat of ransomware attacking the US Healthsystems.  The ransomware assault threatens hospitals and will most likely spread to the ambulatory practices.  The FBI and two other federal agencies issued a joined alert … Read More