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Cybersecurity Update

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Torrey Pines High School of California announced that its network was hacked. o was hacked to alter student grades and transcripts - United Healthcare notified unknown number of patients in South Carolina that their PHI may have been exposed in a data breach that happened last year - Hackers are hijacking smart door/building access control systems, which they are using to launch DDoS attacks, according to firewall company SonicWall. - Beaumont Health of Michigan notified 1,200 patients that...
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Cybersecurity Update

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Cybersecurity Update - IBM report on security states: o Average total cost of a data breach is now $3.92 million  Average cost of lost revenue is $1.42 million  Healthcare industry average total cost is $6.45 million or $429 per record o Average size of breach involves 25,575 records o Average cost per record of $150 o Average time to discover breach is 279 days o 49% of breaches caused by internal employees  Includes accidental and malicious incidents  (Konica Minolta offers the bizhub...
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Cybersecurity Update

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Cybersecurity Update - Aurora Medical Center Bay Area of Marinette, WI notified an unknown number of patients that their PHI was exposed after an email phishing attack. - Beaumont Health of Detroit, MI notified 112,000 patients that their PHI was exposed after an email phishing attack. - Brandywine Counseling of Wilmington, DE, notified an unknown number of patients that their PHI was exposed after ransomware attack. - The Horst Gortz Institute reports it found security vulnerability in...
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MSP & MSSP Industry Notes for May 3rd, 2020

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MSP & MSSP Industry Notes Sponsored by Arcoa Group ARCOA Group is here to help you successfully manage your IT Asset Disposition process. We help you recover value from retired electronic equipment through responsible methods of reuse and recycling. We ensure proper handling of assets which may contain data, while being environment stewards for assets that have no reuse value and are headed for recycling. We’ve built a robust de-manufacturing process to offer additional options for asset...
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DocuWare Meets U.S. HIPAA Standards

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For Immediate Release DocuWare Meets U.S. HIPAA Standards Leading ECM Provider Ensures Privacy, Security of Health Information New Windsor NY, December 1, 2016 – As a global software company, DocuWare regularly confirms that it adheres to national data laws in many countries where its products are sold. Since DocuWare is a large ECM provider in the U.S., it recently went through the process of having its current controls verified and audited to ensure compliance with HIPAA regulations. What...
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Auxilio, Inc. Announces Managed "NO PRINT" Services Poised to Be News at AHRMM16

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Auxilio, Inc. Announces Managed "NO PRINT" Services Poised to Be News at AHRMM16 Questioning the Healthcare Industry - Why and What Users Print MISSION VIEJO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 28, 2016) - Auxilio, Inc. ( OTCQB : AUXO ), a leading provider of Managed Print Services (MPS) and IT Security for the healthcare industry, today announces the roll out of its new MPS methodology to include a NO PRINT strategy at AHRMM16 Conference, to held on August 1-2, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center.
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ClearDATA Launches Next-Gen Security, Privacy and Compliance Platform to Protect Healthcare ...

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AUSTIN, Texas--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- ClearDATA ®, the leader in healthcare public cloud security, compliance and privacy, today announced its next-generation multi-cloud offering, the ClearDATA Healthcare Security and Compliance Platform™, comprised of software, managed services and professional services. The new platform empowers healthcare organizations to scale their operations in the public cloud by providing direct access to the latest cloud-based apps, services and APIs while protecting...
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Cybersecurity Update

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- Tessian Security published research report showing that there is a 47% increase in breach incidents over the last 2 years caused by insiders (existing employees) o Includes both accidental data loss as well as deliberate data exfiltration by negligent or disgruntled employees o Amtrak, headquartered in Washington D.C., informed an unknown number of customers that their info was exposed after hacking incident. - Advanced Intelligence LLC is reporting that operators of NetWalker ransomware...
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Cybersecurity News

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Cybersecurity Update - Check Point Security published report warning that hackers are spoofing Medical Leave forms in email phishing campaigns that have embedded malware. - VT San Antonia Aerospace of Texas notified the federal government that 1.5 terabytes of sensitive data was stolen as result of a Maze ransomware attack. - Kaspersky Software published report warning that a hacking group named “Cycidek” is sending out phishing emails that are embedded with USBCulprit malware which copies...
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Cybersecurity Update

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- UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) notified 65,000 patients that their PHI was stolen and placed on Dark Web to be monetized. - Privacy Affairs magazine published results of research of what hackers are selling stolen info on the Dark Web. Examples: o Credit card info = $12 to $20 each o Driver’s license = $70 to $550 each o Auto insurance card = $70 each o Facebook account = $74 each o Instagram account = $55 each o Tick Tok account = $15 each - KIPP SoCal, charter schools in...
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Cybersecurity Update

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- Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. of Kirksville, Missouri notified 6,033 patients that their PHI was exposed after two boxes of paper medical records were found in a storage facility. - Domestic violence app supported by Dr. Phil suffers data breach o Aspire News, an app designed to assist domestic violence victims, has suffered a data breach with recordings from victims found on unsecured cloud storage. o included more than 4,000 voice recordings along with victim details, home...
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MSP & MSSP Industry Notes for July 5th, 2020

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MSP & MSSP Industry Notes Sponsored by Arcoa Group ARCOA Group is here to help you successfully manage your IT Asset Disposition process. We help you recover value from retired electronic equipment through responsible methods of reuse and recycling. We ensure proper handling of assets which may contain data, while being environment stewards for assets that have no reuse value and are headed for recycling. We’ve built a robust de-manufacturing process to offer additional options for asset...
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Cybersecurity Update

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Cybersecurity Update - Legacy Community Health Services, headquartered in Houston, TX, is notifying 19,000 patients that their PHI was exposed after email phishing attack. - UnityPoint Health, headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, announced it agreed to pay $2.8 million to settle a class action lawsuit regarding a recent breach that exposed PHI of 1.4 million patients. - Bleeping Computer magazine is reporting that a hacker group has posted the databases from 14 different companies and...
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MSP & MSSP Industry Notes for July 12th, 2020

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MSP & MSSP Industry Notes Sponsored by Arcoa Group ARCOA Group is here to help you successfully manage your IT Asset Disposition process. We help you recover value from retired electronic equipment through responsible methods of reuse and recycling. We ensure proper handling of assets which may contain data, while being environment stewards for assets that have no reuse value and are headed for recycling. We’ve built a robust de-manufacturing process to offer additional options for asset...
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MSP & MSSP Industry Notes for July 19th, 2020

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MSP & MSSP Industry Notes Sponsored by Arcoa Group ARCOA Group is here to help you successfully manage your IT Asset Disposition process. We help you recover value from retired electronic equipment through responsible methods of reuse and recycling. We ensure proper handling of assets which may contain data, while being environment stewards for assets that have no reuse value and are headed for recycling. We’ve built a robust de-manufacturing process to offer additional options for asset...
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Cybersecurity Update

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Cybersecurity Update Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Jeff Bezos, Joe Biden, Kanye West, Elon Musk and many other high profile people had their Twitter accounts hacked. o All their followers received a tweet trying to convince users to send in $1000 in bitcoin - The US National Security Agency is warning hospitals, universities and pharmaceutical companies that Russian hackers are attempting to steal COVID-19 research using email phishing and malware attacks. - Wells Fargo ordered all of its...
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MSP & MSSP Industry Notes for August, 2020

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MSP & MSSP Industry Notes Sponsored by Arcoa Group ARCOA Group is here to help you successfully manage your IT Asset Disposition process. We help you recover value from retired electronic equipment through responsible methods of reuse and recycling. We ensure proper handling of assets which may contain data, while being environment stewards for assets that have no reuse value and are headed for recycling. We’ve built a robust de-manufacturing process to offer additional options for asset...
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MSP & MSSP Industry Notes for August 9th, 2020

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MSP & MSSP Industry Notes Sponsored by Arcoa Group ARCOA Group is here to help you successfully manage your IT Asset Disposition process. We help you recover value from retired electronic equipment through responsible methods of reuse and recycling. We ensure proper handling of assets which may contain data, while being environment stewards for assets that have no reuse value and are headed for recycling. We’ve built a robust de-manufacturing process to offer additional options for asset...
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Cybersecurity Update

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Cybersecurity Update - Fortified Health Security reports that malicious attackers caused 60% of healthcare data breaches so far this year. - Children’s Hospital of Colorado, located in Aurora, notified 2,553 patients that their PHI was exposed after an email phishing attack. - Interpol reports that from January to April, it detected the following tied to COVID-19 topics: o 907,000 spam messages o 737 malware incidents o 48,000 malicious URLs - Becker’s Health IT magazine reports that...
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Cybersecurity News

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Cybersecurity Updates The Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio, TX notified an unknown number of patients that their PHI was exposed after it was inadvertently made accessible on a public website. - The federal government is warning healthcare organizations of a new fraud attempt where facilities are receiving bogus postcards with info about a mandatory HIPAA compliance risk assessment o Postcards direct people to a fake website in attempt to steal info - Premier Health of Ohio...
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MSP & IT, MSSP Industry Notes for August 23rd, 2020

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MSP & MSSP Industry Notes for August 23rd, 2020 MSP & MSSP Industry Notes Sponsored by Arcoa Group ARCOA Group is here to help you successfully manage your IT Asset Disposition process. We help you recover value from retired electronic equipment through responsible methods of reuse and recycling. We ensure proper handling of assets which may contain data, while being environment stewards for assets that have no reuse value and are headed for recycling. We’ve built a robust...
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Cybersecurity Updates

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Cybersecurity Updates Fortinet Security published report on healthcare cybersecurity: o 87% of healthcare providers use IoT devices o 79% are making cloud adoption a strategic priority o 59% of breaches are carried out by internal threats o 60% increase in cyber attacks in past year o 41% of breaches are caused by email o 51% fail to comply with HIPAA Right to Access  83% recognize that HIPAA compliance is not enough to address cyber threats  72% on average comply with HIPAA Security Rule...
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MSP & IT, MSSP Industry Notes for September 12th, 2020

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MSP & MSSP Industry Notes Sponsored by Arcoa Group ARCOA Group is here to help you successfully manage your IT Asset Disposition process. We help you recover value from retired electronic equipment through responsible methods of reuse and recycling. We ensure proper handling of assets which may contain data, while being environment stewards for assets that have no reuse value and are headed for recycling. We’ve built a robust de-manufacturing process to offer additional options for asset...
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Cyber Security News

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Cybersecurity NEWS - Adobe Corp. notified customers that it has fixed 5 critical flaws that would allow hackers to run JavaScript in browers o Would allow hackers to steal info, and move laterally through network - Microsoft notified users that specially crafted Windows 10 themes and theme packs could be used in “Pass-the-Hash” hacking incidents o Could steal Windows account credentials from unsuspecting users - IBM is warning users of new Raccoon malware, which can attack TLS 1.0, 1.1 and...
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MSP & IT, MSSP Industry Notes for September 19th, 2020

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MSP & MSSP Industry Notes Sponsored by Arcoa Group ARCOA Group is here to help you successfully manage your IT Asset Disposition process. We help you recover value from retired electronic equipment through responsible methods of reuse and recycling. We ensure proper handling of assets which may contain data, while being environment stewards for assets that have no reuse value and are headed for recycling. We’ve built a robust de-manufacturing process to offer additional options for asset...
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MSP, IT, & MSSP Industry Notes for September 26th, 2020

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MSP IT & MSSP Industry Notes Sponsored by Arcoa Group Why partnering with ARCOA makes sense Electronics Recycling is an important and profitable part of the IT asset lifecycle, but it can be overwhelming with all you already do, varying state regulations, and the limited resources at hand. That’s where ARCOA comes in. When you partner with ARCOA, you get all the benefits of a big company without any of the capital investment. We’ve been doing this since 1989 and have the expertise,...
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Cybersecurity Update

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HIPAA & Cybersecurity Updates - The federal Office for Civil Rights (under Department of Health & Human Services) announced following settlements based on HIPAA violation investigations: o $15,000 = All Inclusive Medical Services of California o $70,000 = Northeast Behavioral Health, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health of Massachusetts o $3500 = Dr. Patricia King Psychiatric Clinic of Chesapeake, VA o $10,000 = Wise Psychiatry of Centennial, CA o $38,000 = Housing Works Health of New...
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MSP, MSSP & IT Industry Notes for October 4th, 2020

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MSP, MSSP & IT Industry Notes October 4th, 2020 Sponsored by Arcoa Group Why partnering with ARCOA makes sense Electronics Recycling is an important and profitable part of the IT asset lifecycle, but it can be overwhelming with all you already do, varying state regulations, and the limited resources at hand. That’s where ARCOA comes in. When you partner with ARCOA, you get all the benefits of a big company without any of the capital investment. We’ve been doing this since 1989 and have...
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Cybersecurity Update

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Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) stated that so far in 2020, the PHI (protected health information) of 13.7 million patients hasbeen affected by data breaches. Causes: 66% = hacking 21% = unauthorized access/disclosure 7% = theft3% = improper disposal 3% = loss Premera Blue Cross, headquartered in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, paid the largest HIPAA fine in history, when it agreed to pay the feds $6.85 million in regards to breach that exposed PHI of...
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MSP, MSSP & IT Industry Notes for October 11th, 2020

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MSP, MSSP & IT Industry Notes October 11th, 2020 Sponsored by Arcoa Group Why partnering with ARCOA makes sense Electronics Recycling is an important and profitable part of the IT asset lifecycle, but it can be overwhelming with all you already do, varying state regulations, and the limited resources at hand. That’s where ARCOA comes in. When you partner with ARCOA, you get all the benefits of a big company without any of the capital investment. We’ve been doing this since 1989 and have...
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Cybersecurity Update

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Cybersecurity Update HIPAA & Cybersecurity Updates - Ballad Health of Johnson City, TN, reported that an employee, without patient’s permission, posted photo of a surgery, where surgeon was wearing a racing helmet. - The City of Atlanta, GA admitted that after it was hit by ransomware, the first month of recovery cost almost $3 million. The ransom demand from hackers, which was not paid, was $50,000. - Clearwater River Casino & Lodge in Lewiston, Idaho notified an unknown number of...
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MSP, MSSP & IT Industry Notes fopr November 7th, 2020

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November 7th, 2020 www.thinkarcoa.com MSP, MSSP and IT Industry Notes Sponsored by Arcoa Group Why partnering with ARCOA makes sense Electronics Recycling is an important and profitable part of the IT asset lifecycle, but it can be overwhelming with all you already do, varying state regulations, and the limited resources at hand. That’s where ARCOA comes in. When you partner with ARCOA, you get all the benefits of a big company without any of the capital investment. We’ve been doing this...
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Cybersecurity Update

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Cybersecurity Update WeWork revealed that an employee discovered that if users entered “9999” on the network, they could print out other people’s jobs, while www.thinkarcoa.com using free office WiFi account. This has since been corrected. The FBI is reporting that a Eastern European hacking group named “UNC1878” aks Wizard Spider, is using Ryuk ransomware to target hospitals in the U.S.NBC *News is reporting that 20 hospitals have been struck so far. Wakefern Food Corp., headquartered in...
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MSP, MSSP & IT Industry Notes for November 15th, 2020

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November 15th, 2020 MSP, MSSP and IT Industry Notes Sponsored by Arcoa Group Why partnering with ARCOA makes sense Electronics Recycling is an important and profitable part of the IT asset lifecycle, but it can be overwhelming with all you already do, varying state regulations, and the limited resources at hand. That’s where ARCOA comes in. When you partner with ARCOA, you get all the benefits of a big company without any of the capital investment. We’ve been doing this since 1989 and have...
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Cybersecurity Updates

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Cybersecurity Updates Cyber consulting firms are getting dragged into post-breach lawsuits, according to article published by Bloomberg Law. o Accenture Plc’s unit was compelled to provide info during recent suit filed against Marriott International o Was forced to turn over cybersecurity firm Mandiant’s report on a cloud hack in another case. o Class action lawyers claim it could provide “a vivid trail for liability” The feds report that in the month of October, 2020, over 2.1 million...
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MSP, MSSP & IT Industry Notes for November 27th, 2020

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November 29th, 2020 MSP, MSSP and IT Industry Notes Sponsored by Arcoa Group Why partnering with ARCOA makes sense Electronics Recycling is an important and profitable part of the IT asset lifecycle, but it can be overwhelming with all you already do, varying state regulations, and the limited resources at hand. That’s where ARCOA comes in. When you partner with ARCOA, you get all the benefits of a big company without any of the capital investment. We’ve been doing this since 1989 and have...
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Cybersecurity Updates

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Cybersecurity Updates CyberSecurity HIPAA & Cybersecurity Updates - Top three actions over next 2 years for Healthcare CIOs regarding security survey: 50% = identify opportunities for performance improvements and cost savings 42% = providing training for staff 39% = developing and hiring the correct skill sets The North Dakota Department of Health and Cavalier County Health notified 35,316 patients that their PHI was exposed after email phishing attack Tri-State Specialists of Iowa,...
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Cybersecurity Updates

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HIPAA & Cybersecurity Updates First Impressions Orthodontics/Professional Dental Alliance of Connecticut, notified 23,000 patients that their PHI was exposed after ransomware attack. The Connecticut Department of Social Services notified 37,000 patients that their PHI was exposed after an email phishing attack. The federal government is proposing a new law named “The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act”, to increase awareness and standards regarding security of these devices...
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MSP, MSSP & IT Industry Notes for December 6th, 2020

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MSP, MSSP & IT Industry Notes December 6th, 2020 MSP, MSSP and IT Industry Notes Sponsored by Arcoa Group Why partnering with ARCOA makes sense Electronics Recycling is an important and profitable part of the IT asset lifecycle, but it can be overwhelming with all you already do, varying state regulations, and the limited resources at hand. That’s where ARCOA comes in. When you partner with ARCOA, you get all the benefits of a big company without any of the capital investment. We’ve been...
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MSP, MSSP and IT Industry Notes December 13th, 2020

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December 13th, 2020 MSP, MSSP and IT Industry Notes Sponsored by Arcoa Group Why partnering with ARCOA makes sense Electronics Recycling is an important and profitable part of the IT asset lifecycle, but it can be overwhelming with all you already do, varying state regulations, and the limited resources at hand. That’s where ARCOA comes in. When you partner with ARCOA, you get all the benefits of a big company without any of the capital investment. We’ve been doing this since 1989 and have...
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Cybersecurity Update

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Cybersecurity Updates University of Vermont (UVM) Health claims that the total cost of recent ransomware attack will exceed $63 million. Cedar Springs Hospital of Colorado Springs, Colorado, notified an unknown number of patients that their PHI was exposed after an external drive was stolen. Dental Care Alliance, headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, notified over 1 million patients that their PHI was exposed after a ransomware attack. Dyras Dental Clinic of Lansing, Michigan notified an...
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Cybersecurity Update

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The federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reported a large scale hacking incident involving government agencies and organizations that use SolarWinds supply chain software. “grave risk” to federal, state and local government networks Symantec has identified infections on over 2,000 computers at more than 100 of its customers Attackers delivered malware to possibly thousands of organizations in the U.S. The FBI is reporting that the Wizard Spider hacking group of...
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Cybersecurity Update

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Proliance Surgeons of Seattle, WA notified an unknown number of patients that their PHI may have been exposed after a cybersecurity incident. Elite Primary Care, aka Dr. Peter Wrobel Clinic, of Waycross, Georgia, was ordered to pay $36,000 to settle HIPAA violation regarding failure to respond to patient’s request for their PHI. University of Vermont Medical Center gave more details on October ransomware attack: Did not pay ransom Attack deposited malware on all servers, 5,000 computers and...
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Cybersecurity Updates

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The FBI is reporting that pranksters are hacking into smart devices in the home, accessing the audio and video feeds from the devise (i.e. Alexa, smart TVs, etc.) and then contacting local law enforcement to report a fake crime Hacker than watches the live footage of police response This is called “swatting” Ticketmaster Corp. of New York agreed to pay $10 million to resolve charges stemming from insider-caused breach. Former employee Zeehsan Zaidi pled guilty to the incident T-Mobile Corp.,...
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MSP, MSSP and IT Industry Notes December 28th, 2020

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December 28 th , 2020 MSP, MSSP and IT Industry Notes Sponsored by Arcoa Group Why partnering with ARCOA makes sense Electronics Recycling is an important and profitable part of the IT asset lifecycle, but it can be overwhelming with all you already do, varying state regulations, and the limited resources at hand. That’s where ARCOA comes in. When you partner with ARCOA, you get all the benefits of a big company without any of the capital investment. We’ve been doing this since 1989 and have...
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MSP, MSSP and IT Notes Industry January 4th, 2021

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January 4th, 2021 MSP, MSSP and IT Industry Notes Sponsored by Arcoa Group Why partnering with ARCOA makes sense Electronics Recycling is an important and profitable part of the IT asset lifecycle, but it can be overwhelming with all you already do, varying state regulations, and the limited resources at hand. That’s where ARCOA comes in. When you partner with ARCOA, you get all the benefits of a big company without any of the capital investment. We’ve been doing this since 1989 and have the...
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MSP, MSSP and IT Notes Industry January 11th, 2021

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January 11th, 2021 MSP, MSSP and IT Industry Notes Sponsored by Arcoa Group Why partnering with ARCOA makes sense Electronics Recycling is an important and profitable part of the IT asset lifecycle, but it can be overwhelming with all you already do, varying state regulations, and the limited resources at hand. That’s where ARCOA comes in. When you partner with ARCOA, you get all the benefits of a big company without any of the capital investment. We’ve been doing this since 1989 and have...
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Cybersecurity Update

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ZDNet magazine now reports that 50% of hacking attacks on healthcare industry involve ransomware. The federal government announced that the year 2020 set a record for number of breaches in the U.S. healthcare industry. Socialarks, a social media management company, exposed 400 gigabytes of personal info from 214 million users due to an unsecure online database. President Donald Trump officially signed HR 7898 into law on January 5, 2021The HIPAA Safe Harbor bill amends the HITECH act to...
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MSP, MSSP and IT Notes Industry January 24th, 2021

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January 24, 2021 MSP. IT & MSSP Industry Notes Sponsored by Arcoa Group Why partnering with ARCOA makes sense Electronics Recycling is an important and profitable part of the IT asset lifecycle, but it can be overwhelming with all you already do, varying state regulations, and the limited resources at hand. That’s where ARCOA comes in. When you partner with ARCOA, you get all the benefits of a big company without any of the capital investment. We’ve been doing this since 1989 and have...
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Cybersecurity Updates

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Cybersecurity Updates Froedtert Health of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, notified 760 patients that their PHI was exposed after being illegally accessed by a former employee. Hendrick Health of Abilene, TX notified 640,436 patients that their PHI was exposed after ransomware attack. Salem Clinic of Oregon notified 20,000 patients that their PHI was exposed after ransomware attack hit Metro Presort, which processes the clinic’s mail. The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services...
 
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