We have now updated the design of our website and we hope you like it. One of the new sections on the website is about compliance and how it affects companies in different industry sectors. High profile data breaches are raising awareness of government regulations such as HIPAA and SOX. On the website you will find two new whitepapers that provide the key information you need to know: who needs to comply, SOX and HIPAA requirements for data management, how Alertsec supports compliance and auditing. There’s more information below, and you can download the whitepapers today from the website.
Government regulations such as SOX and HIPAA are intended to prevent data theft and protect the confidentiality and integrity of consumer and corporate information. To comply, organizations need to meet requirements for data management, including storage, archiving, encryption, and retrieval. The penalties for non-compliance can be severe, even threatening the business.
Alertsec provides a solid foundation for compliance with SOX and HIPAA requirements. Two new whitepapers from Alertsec explain the key rules mandated by these two regulations and provide at-a-glance checklists of the Alertsec features that support your compliance solution.
Download these whitepapers to find out:
Does SOX or HIPAA affect your organization?
The main rules you need to be aware of to build compliance
Microsoft has now released Windows 10. New in this release is that users currently running a licensed version of Windows 7 or 8.1 will be eligible for a free upgrade.
Alertsec strongly advises users NOT TO UPGRADE until the latest encryption version from Check Point has been released by Alertsec. Check Point has communicated that they will have support for Windows 10 during September.
Remember: it is always advisable to decrypt your machine before upgrading the O/S.
For Mac users, we announced in our June newsletter that Alertsec now supports OS X Yosemite. If you have any questions about upgrading to Yosemite or Windows 10, please do contact us.
Agency data breach impacts health insurer
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the largest health insurer in Arkansas, is having to take steps to protect members from identity theft after two computers containing personal information of applicants and members were stolen from an independent agency. Arkansas Blue Cross Senior Vice President Ron DeBerry said in a statement:
“To reduce the risks that any similar thefts might affect our valuable customers, we will request independent insurance agents to protect their computer records by using encryption.”
Californian physician Dr. Olartino Dyoco sent data breach notification letters to patients after certain information was potentially exposed following an office break-in. According to Dyoco, several computers were stolen containing information such as patient names, dates of birth, telephone numbers, insurance numbers, and billing information. Following the data breach, Dyoco has “added levels of encryption to his computer systems, and advised his staff with regard to security training.”