Posted 02/03/2014 - 10:36 by David Schnardthorst
If you accept Credit / Debit cards then you have probably heard of PCI-DSS. While many larger organizations have heard about and understand the importance of PCI-DSS, many smaller organizations do not understand what it is and why it is important. In fact, when it comes to many small medical offices, for example Chiropractors, Dentists and Family Practitioners, the main focus is HIPAA compliance. But, if these offices accept Payment Cards they must also comply with PCI-DSS.
Posted 12/19/2013 - 10:08 by David Schnardthorst
Another day, another security breach, this time affecting an estimated 40 million Debit and Credit Card users at Target stores throughout the U. S. According to information from Forbes, Target, and Krebs on Security the breach includes "Track Data" and possibly PIN Numbers for debit transactions from just after Thanksgiving 2013 until possibly as late as December 15, 2013.
Posted 12/16/2013 - 08:30 by David Schnardthorst
Let's face it, cloud computing has become a popular option for many companies. However, managing compliance in the ever-changing world of cloud computing is difficult. One such difficulty is how to securely wipe a disk on a cloud server. There are many options still available, but one best practice we have found is to us 'dd' to write over the disk partition(s).
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/disk/volume
Tell me your thoughts
Do you have another option for wiping disks in a Cloud Based environment? How would you approach this?
Posted 12/11/2013 - 09:22 by David Schnardthorst
On Friday, December 6, 2013, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that they are proposing an extension on the timeline for implementing Meaningful Use for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs Stage 2 through 2016.
The goals of the extension
The goals of the extension according to the CMS Announcement are to allow CMS and ONC more time to focus on patient engagement, interoperability and health information exchange requirements. Additionally, as stage 2 is implemented, the data will help to provide better decision making for policy decisions on necessary for stage 3.
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