March 16, 2020

Cyber Security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have released their yearly 2020 password recommendations, overhauled from 2019’s recommendations amid concerns of political campaign and voting fraud by foreign actors.

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March 12, 2020

Compliance

The coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), also known as “SARS-CoV-2,” is a person-to-person spread respiratory illness, like the general flu. The novel (“novel” meaning new) coronavirus that causes the illness was discovered when an outbreak occurred in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also outlines HIPAA contingency plans for medical and clinical settings, should a disaster occur. HIPAA outlines the baseline of security standards for patient privacy, privacy that must be in place even though a disaster has just occurred.

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March 12, 2020

Compliance

It is believed that the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is spread through person-to-person contact. It is considered a global health risk, with the highest infection risk being person-to-person exposure. This puts businesses at a risk.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a business contingency plan allows a business or organization to quickly recover from a catastrophic event. This includes physical disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornados as well as other disasters such as disease pandemics, long-term power outages, and water backups.

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February 18, 2020

Cyber Security

250 million Microsoft customer support records, over a decade’s worth, have been compromised, accessible online through an unsecured database.

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February 18, 2020

Cyber Security

Cyberbullying has become a problem in schools, there is no doubt, looking at the statistics on the problem. Approximately 15% of the children and teenagers included in the study reported that they have been bullied by text or online communication.

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