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Tax breaks: Getting your fair share

Tax breaks: Getting your fair share

With so much red tape, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a love-hate relationship with the country’s small and medium businesses (SMBs). However, when you dive into the details of what most SMBs can claim as tax breaks, it’s clear Uncle Sam is more generous than you think. First, know […]

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HIPAA Security Reminder of the Week

HIPAA Security Reminder of the Week

Personal Password Security Recent hacking events at retail stores and financial institutions have made us more aware about protecting our personal passwords. How often do you change passwords for your personal online accounts? When was the last time you changed the passwords for your online social networking sites, personal email, shopping sites, tax preparation sites, […]

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HIPAA Security Reminder of the Week

HIPAA Security Reminder of the Week

Identity Theft Identity theft is a crime where personally identifiable information such as name, Social Security number, date of birth, credit card number, health insurance number, etc. is inappropriately acquired (usually stolen) and used without authorization, to commit fraud or other crimes. How to avoid or detect the theft: Carefully examine the Explanation of Benefits […]

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Secure medical data using a comprehensive strategy

Secure medical data using a comprehensive strategy

Medical data protection has become a big issue in the digital age when cyberattacks are becoming more prevalent, even as more and more patient data is being gathered. A national electronic health record (EHR) database is under development, while the government has provided additional funds and incentives to healthcare professionals who adopt electronic medical systems. […]

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HIPAA Security Reminder of the Week

HIPAA Security Reminder of the Week

Password Security Passwords are the first line of defense against cyber criminals. It’s crucial to pick strong passwords that are different for each account and it is good practice to update the passwords regularly. Follow these tips to create strong passwords and keep them secure. Use a unique password for each of your important accounts […]

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Why universities need to get tough with network policies

Why universities need to get tough with network policies

Tightening the reigns on your app and internet policies doesn’t mean restricting freedom. It’s the only way to protect your institution’s valuable research data and to preserve the privacy of staff and students. Network security isn’t only a concern for big businesses and government. Recent US research from BitSight revealed that the education sector is […]

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HIPAA Security Reminder of the Week

HIPAA Security Reminder of the Week

Phishing Emails and Links Please be on the lookout for phishing emails or pages with links that try to convince you to click on a link or divulge any personal information. Phishing emails look like emails from a legitimate source but the content requests information that the actual company would not request. Malware filters may […]

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Endpoint security: How to protect your company

Endpoint security: How to protect your company

Protect your valuable data with endpoint security Modern technology presents a potential security nightmare for IT. Ransomware attacks and well-publicized cases such as the loss of a laptop with sensitive data by a US Secret Service agent have highlighted the risks involved in defending critical assets against loss or theft. With more data than ever being stored […]

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