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  • Reports in the last week stated that the computer manufacturer Lenovo had preloaded software onto various lines of computers which critically compromised cybersecurity. The software in question is a product called Superfish Visual Discovery, a program generally designed to replace advertisements seen while browsing the Internet with ads provided by Superfish. However, the method of implementation opens up a universe of potential problems. What Does Superfish Do? Superfish is designed to replace Internet advertisements with advertisements provided by their sponsors. In order... More
  • On September 23 and 24, 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (“HHS OCR”) hosted their annual HIPAA conference “Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA security.” OCR officials and key industry leaders engaged in dialogue regarding developments and trends in data breach incidents with respect to health information as well as stakeholder responses and best practices to mitigate risk and respond to potential incidents. VULNERABILITY AWARENESS: ASSESSING... More
  • The increasing prevalence of mobile technology in the healthcare sector continues to create compliance concerns for physician practices and other health care entities.  While the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services, has traditionally focused on technology breaches within larger health systems, smaller physician practices and health care entities must also ensure that their policies and practices related to mobile technology do not foster non-compliance and create institutional risk.  Physicians Integrate Mobile Technology Into... More