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  • HIMSS17 Preview: Hacker Demos

    CynergisTek's Senior Penetration Tester John Nye provides a preview of his HIMSS17 hacker demos, "Wireless Worries", "Mobile Devices and Portable Hacks", and "The Problem with Wetware." The post HIMSS17 Preview: Hacker Demos appeared first on CynergisTek, Inc..

  • OCR Penalizes Health System for Multiple HIPAA Violations

    On February 1, 2017, OCR announced that it levied a $3.2 million civil money penalty against Children’s Medical Center of Dallas (Children’s). The enforcement action ends a nearly six-year long investigation into Children’s health information privacy and security practices. The post OCR Penalizes Health System for Multiple HIPAA Violations appeared first on CynergisTek, Inc..

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  • CynergisTek Wins 2017 Best in KLAS Award in Cyber Security Category

    CynergisTek™, an Auxilio company (OTCQB: AUXOD), an industry leader in health information privacy, compliance and cyber security, today announced that it was ranked Best in KLAS in the Cyber Security Advisory Services category in the 2017 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report. This is the first time this category has been included in the Best in KLAS rankings. The post CynergisTek Wins 2...

  • Time for Enlightened Leadership on IT Security in 2017

    2017 is here, and, like any new year, promises both opportunities and challenges. The question is, what will we do with it? Will it be a year of great progress, one of marking time, or worse yet one of falling further behind? Meeting the cybersecurity challenges of the future is a job for leaders. There should be no doubt that healthcare institutions are under attack on a regular basis now from ex...

  • New Year, Same Challenges

    If you are reading this blog post, you have survived 2016. By most accounts, it was a rough year in regards to the state of security in healthcare. Cyber attacks have been no exception to this calculation. We saw the announcements of some of the biggest breaches in history, the continued proliferation of ransomware, and even the recent reports that Russia was meddling in U.S. politics through atta...

  • Auxilio has Acquired Healthcare IT Security Solutions Leader, CynergisTek for up to $34.3 Million

    Auxilio, Inc. (OTCQB: AUXOD), a leading provider of complete document workflow solutions and IT security services for the healthcare industry, announced today that it will acquire Austin, TX based CynergisTek, an industry leader in health information privacy, compliance and cybersecurity consulting, for initial consideration of approximately $26.8 million in combined cash, stock, and seller debt. ...

  • OCR Issues Guidance Emphasizing Importance of Audit Controls

    OCR recently published its January Cyber Awareness Newsletter that provides guidance on how organizations should comply with the audit controls standard. The HIPAA Security Rule (45 CFR 164.312(b)) requires a covered entity or business associate is required to implement hardware, software, and/or procedural mechanisms that record and examine activity in electronic information systems that contain ...

  • CynergisTek Grows Client Base Over 25 Percent in 2016

    CynergisTek, an authority in health information security, privacy and compliance, today announced exceptional growth in 2016, with a 27 percent increase in client projects. Notably, the company signed Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Baptist Health and Faith Regional Health Services; and expanded existing relationships with Asante Health System and Gibson Area Health System. The company also closed s...

  • Top Blog Posts and Infographics of 2016

    There is no denying that 2016 was the year of determining how to respond to healthcare privacy and security threats. Top headlines included everything from ransomware disrupting hospitals’ ability to care for patients, to negligent insiders’ actions compromising patient information, to business associates not securing its customers’ sensitive data. Throughout the year CynergisTek’s subject matter ...

  • 2016 HIPAA Privacy & Security Workshop Recap

    2016 was a very busy year for healthcare IT professionals. Cyberattacks targeted at provider organizations proved that they have the capability to disrupt operations for prolonged periods of time. These attacks not only cost money to the institutions affected, but also disrupted their ability to treat and serve patients. OCR issued nearly $30M in fines during 2016 and kicked off the next round of ...

  • Designating Hybrid Entity Status Under HIPAA in a University Setting

    My colleague David Holtzman recently wrote a blog post on the OCR resolution agreement with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMass). UMass designated itself as a hybrid entity but did not appropriately identify and designate all applicable functions that engaged in health care activities as inside the health care components (HCC) of its hybrid entity structure under HIPAA. Why might thi...

  • CynergisTek’s OCR Mock Audit Service

    The post CynergisTek’s OCR Mock Audit Service appeared first on CynergisTek, Inc..

  • OCR Alert: Phishing Email Disguised as an Official OCR Audit Communication

    The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) sent a notice that warns of a phishing email scam. The email is for an audit notification and appears to be legitimate at first glance, as it is on an HHS letterhead and includes Director Samuels' signature. Please read OCR's notice below to learn what to watch for if you receive this type of email. The post OCR Alert: Phishing Email Disguised as an Official OCR A...

  • UMass HIPAA Settlement is a Clarion Call to Colleges and Universities

    The University of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMass) agreed to a settlement with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) over allegations that it had violated the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules after a 2013 incident that resulted in the unauthorized disclosure of patient information of 1,670 individuals. The settlement includes a $650,000 penalty and a two-year corrective action plan. The post UMass HI...

  • Penetration Testing Methodologies: In the Clear

    There are many important aspects to consider in any given penetration test. I have talked at length in other blog posts about many of these considerations. There is one important aspect I have not written much about. It is critically important to determine the amount of foreknowledge that the tester should get. This aspect has a plethora of names but is almost always referred to with the “box” des...

  • Benefits of Hiring Veterans in the Healthcare Industry

    Our company has many ties to the military and veterans. CynergisTek’s co-founder and CEO Mac McMillan, himself a 21 year veteran of the Marine Corps and former Director of Defense for two Defense Agencies, recently told HealthLeaders Media that veterans often bring many strengths from their time of service to the private sector workforce. “…We look for … people that can operate independently, that...

  • When Business Masquerades As Social Conscience

    Based on recent news and the headline of this article, you are likely expecting this will be a discussion of the irresponsible actions of the MedSec and Muddy Waters organizations that outed St. Jude Medical by disclosing vulnerabilities in the medical devices they make. Certainly this is not something I condone or support as the right path to an acceptable end, as it raised fears in the people us...

  • A Tale of Two Sites: An Internet of Terrible Things

    The post A Tale of Two Sites: An Internet of Terrible Things appeared first on CynergisTek, Inc..

  • CynergisTek Rated Above All Vendors in KLAS Security Advisory Services Report

    Company Outpaced IT Consulting Giants to Set Bar for Highest Performance and Impact Austin, TX, October 18, 2016 – CynergisTek, an authority in health information security, privacy and compliance, today announced that it was the highest-rated firm healthcare providers rely on for security consulting and services in the KLAS report entitled, Security Advisory Services: Which Firms Are Helping Provi...

  • Using a Battering RAM to Hack

    Most corporate systems, whether end-user systems or core servers, are guarded by various malicious software protections. These usually present in the form of anti-virus (AV), data-loss protection (DLP), and host-based intrusion detection (HIDS). These protections are useful for the defenders as they help the systems to remain safe, secure, and free from malicious code. At the very least, the hard ...

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  • Hiding in Plain Sight: How SSL/TLS Can Be Used Against You

    The post Hiding in Plain Sight: How SSL/TLS Can Be Used Against You appeared first on CynergisTek, Inc..

  • The Cost of Privacy and Security: Pay Now or Pay Later

    For many things in health care, if you don’t spend the energy and resources to reduce risks now you will likely pay for it later. However, if you wait until later it will cost more to take care of the problem than it would have to prevent it. We all know if we eat healthy, exercise and get our routine medical and dental examinations the risk of serious health conditions is reduced. Catching a dise...

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  • When Sam Wasn’t Sam

    Let’s look seriously and objectively at the dangers inherent in maintaining current systems of user privileging Sam was just another network engineer assigned to the server team at the hospital. Each engineer had two sets of credentials, one with and one without elevated privileges, and they had all been told not to use the one with privileges when just accessing the network or routine services su...

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