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  • P.F. Chang Security Breach

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    Here we go again, yet another breach of credit and debit cards.  If it seems as if these breaches are coming more frequently, it’s because they are.  If you’ve used your credit or debit card at a P.F Chang’s or Pei Wei Asian Diners restaurant from the […]

  • eBay hacked, here we go again

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    Well,  yet another security breach, is anyone tired of them yet? According to an announcement on eBay’s corporate site, user’s will be forced to change their passwords starting today due to a Security Breach. eBay indicates in the announcement that the breach contains encrypted passwords and non-financial […]

  • Windows XP is no longer supported – now what

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    Microsoft has ended support for the Windows XP operating system and Office 2003 product line as of April 8, 2014. At this time, these products will no longer receive: – Security patches which help protect PCs from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software – Assisted technical […]

  • Dear Windows XP, Congratulations on your retirement

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    Well, today is the day you have been looking forward to for years, the day you get to finally retire. You have had the opportunity to touch people around the world, sometimes helping them and sometimes scarying them with such things as the Blue Screen of Death. […]

  • HIPAA Audits are coming. Are you ready?

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    It’s been just over a month now since the first settlement with a covered entity over not having policies and procedures in place to address breach notification.  The Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, P.C. of Concord, Mass (APDerm) agreed to settle potential violations of HIPPA for $150,000. This […]

  • What is PCI-DSS and why should I care

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    If you accept Credit / Debit cards then you have probably heard of PCI-DSS. While many larger organizations have heard about and understand the importance of PCI-DSS, many smaller organizations do not understand what it is and why it is important. In fact, when it comes to […]

  • Another major data breach, 40 Million possibly affected

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    Another day, another security breach, this time affecting an estimated 40 million Debit and Credit Card users at Target stores throughout the U. S. According to information from Forbes, Target, and Krebs on Security the breach includes “Track Data” and possibly PIN Numbers for debit transactions from just after […]

  • How to securely wipe a hosted Linux VM

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    Let’s face it, cloud computing has become a popular option for many companies. However, managing compliance in the ever-changing world of cloud computing is difficult. One such difficulty is how to securely wipe a disk on a cloud server. There are many options still available, but one […]

  • Proposed Extension of Meaningful Use Stage 2

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    On Friday, December 6, 2013, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that they are proposing an extension on the timeline for implementing Meaningful Use for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs Stage 2 through 2016. The goals of the extension The goals of the […]

  • Corporate Records Service Alert

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    Welcome to one of many end-of-year scams. I recently received a notice from Corporate Records Service indicating that it was time to “Submit the Annual Records Solicitation Form together with the payment for preparation of documents.”  The notification also comes in an “official” looking envelope, but upon further […]

P.F. Chang Security Breach

Here we go again, yet another breach of credit and debit cards.  If it seems as if these breaches are coming more frequently, it’s because they are.  If you’ve used your credit or debit card at a P.F Chang’s or Pei Wei Asian Diners restaurant from the […]

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eBay hacked, here we go again

Well,  yet another security breach, is anyone tired of them yet? According to an announcement on eBay’s corporate site, user’s will be forced to change their passwords starting today due to a Security Breach. eBay indicates in the announcement that the breach contains encrypted passwords and non-financial […]

Read more

Windows XP is no longer supported – now what

Microsoft has ended support for the Windows XP operating system and Office 2003 product line as of April 8, 2014. At this time, these products will no longer receive: – Security patches which help protect PCs from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software – Assisted technical […]

Read more

Dear Windows XP, Congratulations on your retirement

Well, today is the day you have been looking forward to for years, the day you get to finally retire. You have had the opportunity to touch people around the world, sometimes helping them and sometimes scarying them with such things as the Blue Screen of Death. […]

Read more

HIPAA Audits are coming. Are you ready?

It’s been just over a month now since the first settlement with a covered entity over not having policies and procedures in place to address breach notification.  The Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, P.C. of Concord, Mass (APDerm) agreed to settle potential violations of HIPPA for $150,000. This […]

Read more

What is PCI-DSS and why should I care

If you accept Credit / Debit cards then you have probably heard of PCI-DSS. While many larger organizations have heard about and understand the importance of PCI-DSS, many smaller organizations do not understand what it is and why it is important. In fact, when it comes to […]

Read more

Another major data breach, 40 Million possibly affected

Another day, another security breach, this time affecting an estimated 40 million Debit and Credit Card users at Target stores throughout the U. S. According to information from Forbes, Target, and Krebs on Security the breach includes “Track Data” and possibly PIN Numbers for debit transactions from just after […]

Read more

How to securely wipe a hosted Linux VM

Let’s face it, cloud computing has become a popular option for many companies. However, managing compliance in the ever-changing world of cloud computing is difficult. One such difficulty is how to securely wipe a disk on a cloud server. There are many options still available, but one […]

Read more

Proposed Extension of Meaningful Use Stage 2

On Friday, December 6, 2013, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that they are proposing an extension on the timeline for implementing Meaningful Use for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs Stage 2 through 2016. The goals of the extension The goals of the […]

Read more

Corporate Records Service Alert

Welcome to one of many end-of-year scams. I recently received a notice from Corporate Records Service indicating that it was time to “Submit the Annual Records Solicitation Form together with the payment for preparation of documents.”  The notification also comes in an “official” looking envelope, but upon further […]

Read more
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