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Are Local Businesses Ready For GDPR?

As of May 25th, 2018, if local businesses aren’t ensuring the highest possible level of data privacy, they’re risking serious financial consequences. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into effect. What does this mean? All local businesses MUST be ready to take security more seriously than ever before. The EU Parliament approved GDPR ...

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More Businesses Will Soon Be Using Voice Assistants

“Hey Cortana, remind me to contact Bill at Acme to set up that sales meeting.” More business people are relying on their voice assistants and AI chatbots to help them save time and effort, according to market research firm Spiceworks. After surveying more than 500 technology professionals throughout North America and Europe, they found that ...

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Another Day, Another HIPAA Breach – Keep Your Name Off the “Wall of Shame”

According to SC Media: In January 2018, a Long Island, N.Y., medical practice left an exposed port normally used for remote synchronization open, exposing at least 42,000 medical records. UpGuard Director of Cyber Risk Research Chris Vickery found that port 873, normally used for remote synchronization and moving data between devices (on a server belonging to the ...

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Billions of Computer Devices Won’t Get Intel’s Spectre Fix

17 Product Groups Named-Their Production Halted and Update Support Ended After Irrefutable Evidence Uncovered Flaw in Intel Chips. The information about the Spectre attacks came to light back in January 2018. Intel and other technology firms and vendors were made aware of research findings by Paul Kocher from Spectreattack.com and Jann Horn from Google Project Zero. Paul’s ...

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The Urgent Need for the Smart Use of Smartphones in Healthcare

10 Steps Healthcare Facilities Should Take to Ensure the Security of ePHI When Employees Use Smartphones It’s estimated that 74 percent of hospital workers use tablets or other mobile devices to collect and share information about patients.1 And although smartphones and other mobile devices can provide many benefits in the healthcare setting, using them also presents a number ...

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IT Helps Dementia Patients

Dementia and Alzheimer’s are scary for both patients and caregivers. Right now, there is no cure. Scientists are trying to find ways of prolonging patient’s lives and delaying the onset of the disease. IT Technicians are finding ways to make lives better and caring for patients easier. Some remarkable work is doing things for these ...

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9 Great Microsoft Outlook Timesavers

Are you using Outlook to its fullest potential? If not, you’re missing out on a valuable tool that will make your work so much easier. Not only will it incorporate everything you need to do with emails, like make appointments and set “Quick Steps,” it can save you a lot of time. We have 9 ...

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Easy Ways to Make Outlook 2016 Work Better for You

The new Outlook 2016 has incorporated some cool features, designed to be helpful and make your work day a little smoother. It can look a bit different depending on what version of Outlook you’re using and how your admin sets it up. What’s New in Outlook 2016? When you open Outlook, you’ll see six areas. Across the ...

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What? Artificial Intelligence is Snooping Around In Our Private Electronic Health Records?

This may sound like science fiction, but it’s not. The leading electronic health record vendors are, or will soon be, using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to read our EHRs. They revealed this at the 2018 HIMSS18 conference. EHR vendors Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, and Epic all plan to add AI into the next versions of their EHR platforms – some as early ...

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1 Breach A Day Is 1 Breach Too Many! Take Note – HIPAA Fines Have Increased

The healthcare sector fell victim to more than 330 data breaches in 2017 – nearly one per day. Will you be next? Large-scale ransomware attacks like WannaCry (which hit 112 countries) struck the industry with a scary new reality: Hackers will find a way in and – regardless of safeguards taken — hospitals will get hit. And ...

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