In previous postings we have talked about HITRUST certification and compliance requirements, understanding the HITRUST certification process, and scoring HITRUST CSF controls, but one question we hear constantly is, “What is the benefit of getting HITRUST certified?” Security Concerns in Healthcare & How to Alleviate Them Over the past few years, healthcare organizations have seen […]
According to ISACA’s State of Cyber Security 2017, 65% of organizations have a chief information security officer (CISO). Also in that study, only 50% of organizations have an increasing security budget. For many small and mid-sized organizations, budgets are already tight, and hiring a full-time CISO may seem like a luxury. So how does an […]
A recent settlement between the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and an orthopedic clinic highlights the importance of executing a HIPAA business associate agreement with appropriate third party services providers.
Compliance with the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule starts with understanding how it is constructed. The HIPAA Security Rule is part of the overall HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule and is comprised of standards and implementation specifications. Each Security Rule standard is a requirement: a covered entity must comply with all of the standards […]
Mobile devices are everywhere, according to Pew Research, around 77% of all Americans own a smartphone and more and more people are relying on mobile devices for both work and play. With the mass adoption of mobile devices, companies are becoming increasingly reliant on a mobile workforce because mobile devices offer the capability for companies […]
In May 2018, the European Union will begin enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR. If you have not heard of this before, consider this an introduction, because as we get closer to May 2018, there will be more and more discussions about data privacy and protection and what GDPR compliance is and how […]
Now that 2016 has come to a close and we have started 2017, I wanted to take a moment to review some of the information security stories from last year, and provide some insight on how you can protect yourself from them in 2017 since those issues are not going away any day soon.
In performing SOC audits for Linford & CO, the clear majority of organizations do a great job providing reasonable assurance they are meeting all their controls. But I wanted to hit on a list of seven common mistakes that seem to pop up to hopefully help your organization identify them before they become
Linford and Company is now bringing our royalty audit expertise to the television network market by providing cable subscriber audits.
Some people may not believe this, but information security’s purpose is, or should be, to serve the business and help the company understand and manage its overall risk. Sure, there are some security professionals that appear to have the goal of spending as much money as possible and getting the latest and greatest software, and there are also some that like to say “no”…for everything…all the time, but the good ones are there to help.