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  • What Do the CIA Vault 7 Leaks Mean for Your Business?

    Vault 7, the WikiLeaks release of CIA cyber intelligence documents, has been one of the biggest news stories of the past month. Now that the dust has settled and the media hype has died down, we can finally go through the leaks in a rational way and understand their real world implications. What Are the […] The post What Do the CIA Vault 7 Leaks Mean for Your Business? appeared first on HIPAA News...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

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  • Should your web site database have its own dedicated server?

    It comes down to security and reliability.  Should your web site be on one server (or a cluster of servers) and your database be on its own dedicated server (or servers)?  What are the pros and cons?  Is it worth the expense?  We shall delve into these business-critical questions in this article. Lets look at […] The post Should your web site database have its own dedicated server? appeared first ...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

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  • WordPress Security Overview: Can WordPress be HIPAA-compliant?

    WordPress is a content management system that dominates the internet, powering more than 24% of the web. Although it has many great features that make it quick and easy to set up, the complications associated with HIPAA standards can make it difficult to achieve compliance. WordPress has recovered from a checkered past as far as […] The post WordPress Security Overview: Can WordPress be HIPAA-comp...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

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  • 17 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Send A HIPAA-Compliant Marketing Email

    You’ve just been told that you need to rethink your entire email marketing system. Your attorney and compliance specialist are both telling that you need implement HIPAA-compliant email marketing. Your starting point is to break down that goal into two components: business goals and HIPAA compliance. Your email marketing has to achieve your business goals […] The post 17 Questions To Ask Yourself ...

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  • iOS vs Android in the Battle of Bring Your Own Device to Work Security

    Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies are on the upswing, with many organizations embracing them for the perceived cost savings and productivity gains. Allowing employees to bring and use their own devices for work purposes generally means that they are more comfortable and efficient at using them. It also saves businesses from purchasing and replacing […] The post iOS vs Android in the Battle of ...

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  • Why Are Hackers Targeting Your Medical Records?

    Medical record theft is booming. Over the past few years, large scale breaches have become more common and increasingly severe. Last year in June, a hacker named thedarkoverlord was selling 650,000 US healthcare records as part of a long-running crime spree. The collection was listed on a deep web marketplace called the Real Deal for […] The post Why Are Hackers Targeting Your Medical Records? app...

  • eBook: HIPAA-compliant Website Basics

    What healthcare organizations need to know about HIPAA-compliant web sites Book 2 in the LuxSci Internet Security Series. Created by Erik Kangas, PhD This LuxSci eBook is your well-researched guide to both a critical understanding of the specific issues and concepts of HIPAA as it applies to web sites, so that you stay compliant with […] The post eBook: HIPAA-compliant Website Basics appeared firs...

  • What is HIPAA-compliant Email Marketing?

    To achieve HIPPA-compliant email marketing, you need to satisfy two objectives. First, you need to understand the fundamentals of email marketing. Second, you need to execute your email marketing activities within HIPPA’s requirements and restrictions. It’s easy to make a mistake with HIPAA-compliant email marketing, especially when you’re in a rush. Picture this: You leave […] The post What is HI...

  • Is a “Click Here to Agree” checkbox really legally binding?

    Your web site order form or registration form comes complete with terms and conditions.  What is the best way to have the user see and agree with these terms?  Ultimately, you want the user’s agreement to be legally binding so that if there should ever be an issue, you are protected.  Is it good enough […] The post Is a “Click Here to Agree” checkbox really legally binding? appeared first on HIPAA...

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  • Is sharing my patient list with a marketing company OK under HIPAA?

    We received this questions via Ask Erik from the head of a Dental Practice (who wished to remain anonymous): “I want to create a Refer-a-Friend program, for a dental practice, that will be managed by a third party marketing agency.  The third party needs only my patient names and address to do an on-going e-mail […] The post Is sharing my patient list with a marketing company OK under HIPAA? appea...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

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  • Am I at HIPAA-risk if a patient replies to my secure email message?

    Here is a question from “Ask Erik:” Dear Dr. Kangas,  When I write an email to a patient from my LuxSci account, it is encrypted and therefore HIPPA compliant.  When they write me back from their regular email address (it’s often hard to get them to sign up at LuxSci), they are putting [PHI /Medical […] The post Am I at HIPAA-risk if a patient replies to my secure email message? appeared first on ...

  • Planned Upgrades from PHP 5.5 to PHP 5.6

    LuxSci will be upgrading servers that are currently running PHP v5.5 to the latest version of PHP v5.6 on/after February 15th, 2017.  PHP v5.5 is no longer receiving updates from the community and thus is not viable for continued use.  PHP v5.6 will continue to be supported for the next 2 years. For those one […] The post Planned Upgrades from PHP 5.5 to PHP 5.6 appeared first on HIPAA News, Web &...

  • Why am I still getting spam at my old email provider?

    This question came in through “Ask Erik:” Hi Erik, I came across your article entitled Split Domain Routing: Getting Email for Your Domain at Two Providers while trying to figure out why one of the people in the small 3 person company I am affiliated with got a call from our web hosting and domain […] The post Why am I still getting spam at my old email provider? appeared first on HIPAA News, Web ...

  • LuxSci’s 2016 Advancements – The Year in Review

    LuxSci has been really busy in 2016!  Besides migrating customers from McAfee due to the “end of life” of their filtering and archival services, keeping up with the changing security landscape, and replacing our Enterprise Server Environment with a newer, faster, more scalable, and more secure private cloud, LuxSci has been hard at work adding new […] The post LuxSci’s 2016 Advancements – The Year...

  • End of Support for Internet Explorer 8 and Windows XP/Outlook

    As of January 9th, 2017, LuxSci is ending support for Internet Explorer 8 and Outlook (all versions) running on Windows XP. Internet Explorer 8.  This very old browser has worked to varying degrees with LuxSci.  Starting mid-January, LuxSci will be explicitly dropping support for Internet Explorer 8 by using new JavaScript libraries that do not […] The post End of Support for Internet Explorer 8 a...

  • McAfee Migration Deadline Approaching

    McAfee has been LuxSci’s partner for premium email filtering and email archival services, well, since these services were owned by McAfee-acquired  MXLogic and MXLogic first started setting up partner relationships.  A long time. In late 2015, McAfee announced that it was ending its email filtering and archival service offerings, effective January 11th, 2017.  They gave […] The post McAfee Migrati...

  • Does HIPAA really permit reminding patients to pick up their prescriptions?

    We get calls and text messages from pharmacies like CVS, reminding us that it is time to pick up and/or renew our prescriptions for drugs or other medical items. When you think about HIPAA, this is confusing. In many cases, these reminders constitute Protected Health Information (PHI) … so is this really allowed? The default answer […] The post Does HIPAA really permit reminding patients to pick u...

  • Upcoming Changes to Hosted MySQL Remote Access

    Starting this weekend, LuxSci will be rolling out security changes that will lock down remote access to hosted MySQL databases. In particular, it will no longer be possible to connect directly to your hosted MySQL database from a remote location (i.e. from a computer or server outside of LuxSci’s hosted infrastructure) without an additional step. […] The post Upcoming Changes to Hosted MySQL Remot...

  • What is HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Storage?

    HIPAA-compliant cloud storage complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to ensure the security of healthcare patients’ data stored on remote servers accessed from the internet. HIPAA governs how healthcare providers and their business associates, as defined in the Act, can store, manage, and share personal health information (PHI). If […] The post What i...

  • What Are HIPAA Hosting Requirements?

    HIPAA Hosting Requirements are a set of rules that place the responsibility of protecting the privacy of patients’ healthcare data on the healthcare provider and their business associates. Whether using a hosting center, a third-party datacenter, or keeping the servers in-house, if you’re a healthcare provider or a business managing protected health information (PHI), your […] The post What Are HI...

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