Compliance

Think of your very best small business clients. They’ve been going strong for years. They keep their budgets as trim as they can, but they don’t skimp on your cybersecurity services.  They’ve signed up for your best antivirus software offering and best firewalls. They have...

HIPAA IT compliance is primarily concerned with ensuring all provisions of the HIPAA Security Rule are followed and all elements on the HIPAA IT compliance checklist are covered. Identifying risks via ongoing assessments and documentation is critical to HIPAA IT security and compliance. Failure is not an Option Failure to comply with HIPAA regulations can result in...

Based on the industry they operate in, businesses must comply with industry standards, laws, rules and regulations set by regulatory bodies and government agencies. Failing to do so can subject a business to hefty penalties, loss of reputation, expensive lawsuits and even worse, closure of...

In an earlier blog, we outlined some of the most common HIPAA violations that befall covered entities and business associates. Now we’ve got some tips for MSPs to help their clients avoid those HIPAA violations and costly fines and maintain continual compliance. Set Up Multi-Factor...

Guest blog by Mike Semel, president of Semel Consulting A new federal law plans to reward HIPAA covered entities and business associates for implementing the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). The law provides ‘safe harbor’ from HIPAA data breach penalties and allows...

In a previous blog, we dove into the details of the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification’s (CMMC) Interim Rule. The Department of Defense (DoD) established this rule to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in the department’s supply chain during CMMC’s five-year rollout phase. The rule dictates...

The Department of Defense (DoD) rolled out its new cybersecurity framework, the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), in June 2020 to augment the department’s data protection efforts throughout its supply chain. However, because CMMC will require five years to be fully implemented, the DoD instituted...