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HIPAA Hazards: Avoid the business associate trap

by Calyptix, May 5, 2014

HIPAA Hazards

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.

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Managed Services Provider Increases Profits with New Security Vendor

by Calyptix, April 30, 2014

Charlotte, NC – Calyptix Security, a leading provider of network security and management solutions for small and medium-size businesses, today announced a powerful way for managed service providers to increase profits on network security. Managed service providers (MSPs) often pay upfront for the network security and management solutions they deliver … Continue reading

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Top Threats: Heartbleed Bug in OpenSSL

by Calyptix, April 16, 2014

Heartbleed Heartbleed is a major security flaw discovered in certain versions of OpenSSL. The bug can allow attackers to eavesdrop on communications, impersonate users, or steal data thought to be encrypted and secure. Continue reading

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Top Threats: Massive denial-of-service attacks

by Calyptix, March 4, 2014

DDoS attacks are nothing new, but the storms of traffic they use to drown targets in 2014 have grown into hurricanes. Continue reading

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Marketing Tools: 10 Small Businesses Hit by Hackers

by Calyptix, February 10, 2014

debtHacked small businesses are rarely in the news. Your SMB clients might hear about the breach at Target, but they never hear about the local auto dealer who lost more than $20,000 to cybercrime. This gives SMBs a false sense of security. They think they are too small for hackers to bother. The truth is that they are breached far more often than large firms. Continue reading

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Top Threats: How to prevent Cryptolocker

by Calyptix, January 28, 2014

Cryptolocker is the notorious, ransom-charging malware that continues to stop clients in their tracks. In this profile, we cover the basic info and give you a kit that can easily help you protect clients. Continue reading

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Top Malware Sites and Unsafe Servers

by Calyptix, January 27, 2014


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.

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