What does the HIPAA Final Rule Mean for Business Associates?

Posted by Mark Dineen on March 28th, 2013

Earlier this week we covered what the HIPAA changes mean for individuals. This post will highlight some of the impacts that the final rules have on business associates. Covering the business side of things, within HIPAA there are both covered entities and business associates. Covered entities include health care providers, health plans and health care […]

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Understanding Public Key Infrastructure

Posted by Mark Dineen on March 27th, 2013

On the Internet, it’s difficult to establish trust. When you’re making a purchase online, or accessing a secure site you might find youself thinking ‘I don’t know you, you don’t know me. How can we trust one another?’ It starts simply enough. I have a bank account, I’d like to access it online. Visit your […]

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What Impact Does the HIPAA Final Rule have on Individuals?

Posted by Tony Abou-Assaleh on March 26th, 2013

While you might not be familiar with the ins-and-outs of the regulations, if you’ve received health care in the United States since the late 90s  you’ve been impacted by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Looking to enhance the privacy and security afforded to patients, HIPAA has had some recent additions. […]

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Training the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Experts

Posted by Tony Abou-Assaleh on March 25th, 2013

With an ever increasing tally of cyber attacks taking place, the Internet needs someone with superhero-like powers to help eradicate online crime. If only such a caped crusader existed. While we can’t flash a symbol of a laptop up in the sky asking for rescue every time data is breached, there is a greater push […]

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What is the Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS?

Posted by Mark Dineen on March 22nd, 2013

Before jumping into HTTPS, let’s first discuss what the acronym HTTP stands for. HTTP, HyperText Transfer Protocol, is an application protocol for information to be passed back and forth between web servers and clients. HTTPS is a communications protocol for secure communication. As you might have guessed, the ‘S’ in this acronym stands for secure. […]

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