IT providers, do you have clients in healthcare? Do you handle their patient data? If yes, then you are almost certainly required to protect that data by HIPAA.
HIPAA calls this data “electronic protected health information,” or ePHI. Essentially, it is electronic information about a patient. It can be anything from a patient’s phone number to a recent diagnosis.
HIPAA requires healthcare organizations to protect this data. It also requires their “business associates” to protect it – and that includes their IT service providers.Continue reading
Malware sites increasingly use services like Google and GoDaddy for hosting. The Washington Post even called Amazon a “hornet’s nest of malware."
These trends and others are described in the SERT Quarterly Threat Intelligence Report Q4 2013. We dig through the report to give you the top malware sites, hosting providers, and more to watch out for.Continue reading