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HIPAA is not just for Healthcare - part 1

Do you think HIPAA laws apply only to those in the medical community? 

As a small business owner do you realize that HIPAA laws pertain to all employees who work with health related data?

Sarah Badahman, owner of HIPAAtrek, appeared on TNtv to discuss how HIPAA data protection laws include everyone who come into contact with medical related data, not just the staff at a physician’s office.

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It’s Time for The Apple Watch

By George Rosenthal

The clock is finally ticking for those waiting to get their hands on the new smart watch from Apple.

The iPhone-compatible wearable is said to be ready to be released this April.

The Apple website said it will come in a variety of styles and colors. Included are 34 different watch choices and nine default watch faces.

Users can customize them in a variety of ways.

The watches all have the same rectangular design. Corners will be rounded off. The differences in styles will be in the “collections” featuring different materials.

Apple is calling them...

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The Dangers of the Rogue Employee & Weak Network Security Policies

Usually, the big data breaches involve experienced hackers in foreign countries, but your company’s biggest threat to its network security policies may be the guy who sat next to you. The guy who just had his personal belongings packed. The guy who just left the office kicking and screaming before peeling out of the parking lot.

Your ex-coworker. You know him as Bob. Your company may soon know him as their biggest nightmare; the rouge employee.

Intermedia just released a great infographic and study featuring some shocking statistics about employee data theft and what companies can do to protect against a rogue employee like Bob. 

The report looks at Bureau of Labor statistics and labor turnover in the professional and business services industry, and looks at the amount of information some 923,000 people who left their jobs in November, 2014 took with them.

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Get Ready for Windows 10

Is your business ready for a new, friendlier operating system? 

Then get ready for Windows 10, a new O.S. that should be ready for distribution around the fall of this year.

Eric Aguado, COO and Partner at ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss the features of the newest Windows operating system and how it will benefit your business. 

Aguado said "simplicity" is the key word when describing Windows 10.

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The Anthem Breach and What It Means to You

More than 80 million employees across the country who currently have, or have previously had health insurance through Anthemwere in for a rude awakening recently when learning that the healthcare provider was the victim of what it calls a sophisticated cyber-attack.

The healthcare data breach is the latest in what seems to be a never-ending string of data breaches impacting a wide-range of industries, and the Anthem breach was potentially one of the largest to ever impact a healthcare organization.

This is the second time in recent history Anthem, specifically, has been hit, as in 2010 they were fined $1.7 million for a computer breach that resulted in a similar disclosure of personal information for approximately 612,000 people, a miniscule attack compared to the one that occurred recently.  Early information indicates this single data security breach could affect more individuals than thelast five years of healthcare record breaches combined, according to research by Forbes.

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What the Sony Hack Attack Means For You

Could your business be the target of a cyberattack like the one at Sony? Do you have the proper safeguards in place to prevent a similar event from occurring at your company?

Mike Heil, CEO and Partner at ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv, to discuss the impact of the Sony attack and the action steps you can take to prevent a potential disaster at your firm.

Heil said businesses can reduce the likelihood of a major Sony type breach by addressing three top vulnerabilities. These include…

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What Microsoft Windows 10 Means for You

By George Rosenthal 

Microsoft has just revealed a deeper look at its new futuristic operating system, Windows 10.

Attempting to gain momentum after the disappointment of Windows 8, the company is launching a new OS and returning to more familiar user friendly applications. Included are new inventive features like a souped-up start menu and multiple virtual desktops. 

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The Future of Cyber Security Threats in 2015 - Three Things To Watch

future of cyber security in 2015Cyber security and privacy are two important things to watch out for in 2015 because hackers are becoming smarter as technology continues to get better and infiltrate our lives more thoroughly.

There have been plenty of recent epidemics that have put network security top-of-mind for businesses of all sizes. In 2014 alone, there were several well-documented security risks related to both cyber security and privacy making national news headlines on a regular basis. From Target to Heartbleed to Sony, hackers are finding new ways to make commit cybercrime, and even more ways will surface in 2015.

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IT Solutions That Overcome The Difficulty of IT Recruiting in 2015

It’s a new year and companies are turning the books on 2014 to begin identifying their needs for 2015. As long as there are businesses, there will be employees, so it’s no surprise that staffing and IT recruiting gain a fair amount of attention this time of the year.

Information technology is a skilled trade. Companies need information technology personnel, but many businesses, small businesses in particular, have an increasingly difficult time finding employees capable of performing these tasks through both internal and external IT recruiting efforts.

According to a recent study by Manpower Group, IT Staff was identified as the 8th toughest job to fill in 2014.

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Should You Move Your Network to the Cloud?

Are you thinking about moving your on-site network to the cloud? Whether you are considering using one feature of the cloud, or moving your entire network of workstations and servers, do you understand all the positives and negatives of making this transition?

Dustin Leefers, a Senior Network Infrastructure Engineer with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss the pros and cons of moving your network infrastructure to cloud based technology. 

Leefers said moving to the cloud makes a lot of sense for many businesses. The key reasons include…

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