You already know how important it is to be HIPAA compliant. A lot of businesses, including registered marijuana dispensaries, get confused about the requirements, when it comes to dealing with protected health information. It can get a little fuzzy, if you’re not privy to the big picture. The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act was … Continue reading Three crucial keys to understanding HIPAA compliance
Medical marijuana, like any controlled substance, requires a strong system of identifying patients properly. As the industry matures, the federal government has increasingly been more involved in enforcing ever more stringent laws and regulations on medical marijuana dispensaries. While it is easy to dismiss this if you’re running your business on a strictly cash-only basis, … Continue reading Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: Take Care of Patient Health Information or Pay The Price
The legal regime for cannabis is a highly fractured one in the U.S. As of today, we’re approaching the legalized use of either recreational or medicinal marijuana in 30 states with eight states and the District of Columbia nearing full recreational use. Five states in the country continue to ban any use of cannabis, including … Continue reading Cannabis and privacy compliance: Is your health information protected?
When is the right time to rent yourself a CISO? The enterprise is facing a dangerous combination of mounting cybersecurity threats of increasing subtlety—and a widening gap in the skills required to identify and combat them. Having someone who knows how to lead the charge in identifying and analyzing threats, creating strategic security plans and … Continue reading Hired guns: The rise of the virtual CISO
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When the healthcare.gov website was launched on Oct. 1 it didn’t take long for technical issues to hit the headlines. Americans trying to register for health care found the website unusable. There were glitches, extremely long loading times, and serious errors, but most worrying of all for anyone entrusting sensitive data to the system was the lack … Continue reading Why wasn’t healthcare.gov security properly tested?
The overwhelming advantages of cloud-based file storage are not in dispute. You have an automatic backup of your files, which can be accessed on any device, at any time. Small amounts of storage are generally free, and large swathes of server space are coming down in price all the time. They absolve your business from … Continue reading Views from the Inside: Is your data safe with free cloud services? (guest post)