Locking it Up: The Security Problems of Healthcare Compliance

Eric DykesCompliance

A look at healthcare compliance and security.

For anyone trying to take on the field of healthcare compliance, particularly compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the challenge can sometimes seem insurmountable. The penalties for failure are graphic: loss of customer trust, advantages handed to competitors, and of course fines from regulators. Worse, keeping track of every point to cover is daunting as well. … Read More

Technology Represents Trial and Triumph in HIPAA Compliance

Eric DykesCompliance

Issues of technology in HIPAA compliance.

Trying to make an operation compliant with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards can be a challenge by any measure. The technology we so often count on in everyday operations can make an already difficult situation even worse. Yet at the same time, that technology can give us a real edge in addressing HIPAA compliance. Knowing what to … Read More

The Top Seven Technologies Impacting HIPAA Compliance

Eric DykesCompliance

How technology relates to HIPAA compliance.

Compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Affordability Act (HIPAA) has given healthcare providers plenty of sleepless nights since it launched in 1996. Technology, meanwhile, has been both contributing to the problem and helping to address it. Several different technologies have emerged to have an impact on HIPAA compliance, and these seven in particular have delivered some of the biggest … Read More

HIPAA Compliance 101: What You’ll Need to Know

Eric DykesCompliance

A look at what's required in HIPAA compliance.

Healthcare businesses face mounting regulation these days, but ask any healthcare provider what the biggest regulation is and they’ll say “HIPAA.” Understanding HIPAA is vital to not only healthcare providers but to those who support them including providers of cloud-based tools, storage media, and similar hardware. What Is HIPAA? HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, dates back to … Read More

The 8 Failures of Digital Transformation, and How to Beat Them

Eric DykesDigital Transformation

Failures and solutions in digital transformation.

While businesses all over the world consider digital transformation as the way to help drive them forward, a range of issues quickly emerges. For those who make the jump outright, it quickly becomes clear that, if not done correctly, digital transformation can be the start of a disastrous string of failures that wastes time and resources and hurts a business … Read More

The 6 Biggest Questions Businesses Must Ask Before Digital Transformation

Eric DykesDigital Transformation

Asking questions before digital transformation.

The notion of staging a digital transformation has weighed heavily on a lot of businesses’ collective minds lately and with good reason. The move to digital operations brings with it a lot of great potential in everything from cost savings, to access, to new potential sources of revenue. Since there are also risks that come with that potential, however, some … Read More

Digital Transformation and the Mid-Market Business

Eric DykesDigital Transformation

Looking at digital transformation in mid-market operations.

Deloitte’s fifth midmarket survey reveals a significant shift toward technology-enabled transformation as more and more businesses pursue investments to improve customer engagement, protect digital data, and increase productivity. Digital transformation is now an endeavor mid-market businesses must explore if they want to stay relevant. It is not a new concept, and businesses who do not look into going digital will be left … Read More

The Security Risks of Digital Transformation

Eric DykesDigital Transformation

What security issues come with performing a digital transformation?

Digital transformation can bring potential cost savings, increase revenue growth, and improve customer experience for mid-market businesses. But, there are risks to digital transformation—most any process that involves a lot of change comes with a certain amount of risk—and perhaps the biggest risk is to a company’s security. Knowing what risks can come up allows digitally-transformed organizations to better protect against these risks and enjoy … Read More

Cyber Security Awareness Training: What You Need to Know

Andrew EdstromCyber Security

A closer look at cyber security awareness training.

Cyber security is a vital component of all our everyday operations. Being ready to protect your business against a host of potential threats in order to carry on with normal functions has never been so important. While many focus on interdicting threats and rebuilding after a threat has struck, there’s a comparatively ignored part of cyber security preparedness that more … Read More

Compliance in the Legal Industry

Andrew EdstromCyber Security

What can law firms do to ensure they are meeting compliance requirements?

How to make your law firm SOC 2 compliant with minimal headaches By Andrew Edstrom, Chief Information Security Officer For mid-sized law firms seeking to achieve compliance with the SOC 2, NIST, or ISO 27000 controls and other standards can surface some serious pain points. This is largely due to the lack of available tools that can display the state … Read More