Entries by Ostendio

Ostendio Wins 2018 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards in 2 Categories

MyVCM Receives Top Honors for Risk Management and Compliance Ostendio, a leading provider of cybersecurity and information management solutions, today announced that it has been recognized as a 2-category winner by the 2018 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards – Gold in the Best Risk Management class, and Silver in the Best Compliance solution. The 2018 Cybersecurity Excellence […]

Why the IoT Security of Medical Devices falls on Device Makers

When you’re a medical device manufacturer, your primary goal is to get your product into hospitals and care provider networks. The internet of things (IoT), means that every medical device is built for connectivity, including those that once were standalone. Infusion pumps, monitors and MRI scanners all contain critical, sensitive patient data. Everyone agrees that […]

How about a Cybersecurity Resolution for 2018?

It’s a new year with a new budget, and a new year’s resolution for laser-focus on cybersecurity. That should be easier to keep than the ones for no cookies and daily workouts, right? Yet even with healthcare data breaches – and their settlement fines – at a stomach-dropping high, recent survey results show that nearly […]

Compliance and Security: Why One Does NOT Equal The Other

It’s an all-too- common misunderstanding, but a robust information security program doesn’t mean you’re in compliance with whatever regulations govern your industry. The reverse holds true as well, being in compliance doesn’t mean your information security and privacy program is secure. So – compliance vs security. What’s the difference? Three Compliance and Security Truisms 1. […]

ePHI Data Breaches: How to Reduce the Human Risk

As we wrap up 2017, the number of healthcare data breaches are up over 2016, with 41% caused by “insiders” per the Protenus Breach Barometer mid-year review. Scarily, insider cybersecurity incidents affecting patients are on track to be far greater than 2016’s 2 million patients affected, with 1.17 million individuals already impacted as of the […]

Better Together: Security & Privacy

When you think about protecting sensitive data, do you think about privacy or security? It’s a trick question because the answer should be “Both.” Whether you’re thinking about data protection from insider threats or potential vulnerabilities in network security, keep in mind that while privacy and security each have roles, there’s a mutual dependence. In […]

Small Businesses “Get It” when it comes to Cybersecurity

As we wrap up Cybersecurity Awareness Month, keep in mind that cybercriminals are indiscriminate in who they attack. Large business, small business, it doesn’t matter. Small businesses, it seems, gets that. In fact, 87% of respondents in a recent Better Business Bureau report respond that they know being a small business doesn’t make them exempt […]

Why HIPAA Remains Important to Healthcare Data Protection

For the last eighteen months or so, media coverage of healthcare hasn’t been focused so much on HIPAA regulations, but on the cybersecurity strength protecting healthcare data. Yet HIPAA’s Privacy and Security regulations remain the source from which all other privacy and security regulations, certifications and aspirations spring. Image Credit: J. Robinson Group Each “next […]

3 Meaningful Steps for Data Breach Prevention and Preparation

Reported data breaches show that HIPAA violation settlements are on the upswing, both in terms of the number of individuals affected and financial cost. We’re not done with 2017, yet OCR’s updated breach portal shows that nearly 4 million individuals have been affected by over 200 healthcare data breaches as of mid-September. Looking back just […]