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HIPAA is not just for Healthcare — Part 2

Do you understand how and when to report a HIPAA related data breach? 

In Part Two of a two-part series, Sarah Badahman, owner of HIPAAtrek, appeared on TNtv to discuss the importance of accurate reporting once a HIPAA related incident has occurred.

She said there are two sets of rules. One for breaches involving less than 500 individuals and one for those exceeding 500.

When 500 or less are involved, the breach must be reported to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on their website at hhs.gov/ocr/office/. A portal has been set up for this purpose. The breach should be reported by the end of the calendar year.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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…

ThrottleNet Named Best In Customer Service for 2015 by Small Business Monthly

 

 

 

ST. LOUIS, MO -- January 23, 2015 -- ThrottleNet, an IT firm based in St. Louis, MO has once again been named one of the top local companies for customer service by St. Louis Small Business Monthly, a magazine providing business ideas, strategies and insights for CEOs, CFOs, presidents, owners and other top executives  to help them grow their companies.

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. 

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.

IT Solutions That Overcome The Difficulty that is IT Recruiting

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.