CheckPoint has released support for Windows 10 just in time for Christmas, and our team here at Alertsec has been working hard testing it to make it available for all of you in the New Year. You can read more in the Product News section below.
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Support for Windows 10 will be available as standard in all our different profiles* within then next week. This latest encryption release from CheckPoint will support clean installations of Windows 10, and also O/S upgrades from Windows 7 and 8. And a key feature of this new release is that you will be able to do an O/S upgrade without having to decrypt and re-encrypt the machine – a first for this kind of application.
Alertsec has tested the main scenarios and platform configurations for this release, but we always recommend testing the O/S upgrade yourself before giving the go-ahead to your users.
The new release includes bug fixes and support for the latest Bios revisions and we recommend all customers upgrade to this latest version.
*This new release will not cover Alertsec Xpress (AX) versions of the service. To receive Win10 support, AX users will need to upgrade to Endpoint Encrypt first. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Massachusetts-based Lahey Hospital and Medical Center has agreed to pay $850,000 in a settlement with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) relating to the theft of a laptop computer with unencrypted patient records. The laptop, which was used with a mobile scanner, contained the ePHI of 599 individuals. “It is essential that covered entities apply appropriate protections to workstations associated with medical devices such as diagnostic or laboratory equipment,” said OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels.
81 percent of healthcare executives say their organizations have been compromised by malware, botnets or cyber attacks at least once in the past two years, according to a recent KPMG report. In the survey, respondents revealed that their chief security concerns include: HIPAA violations or other compromise of patient privacy, internal vulnerabilities such as employee theft or negligence, and device security. 13 percent of respondents said they're targeted by external hack attempts about once a day, and another 12 percent are seeing about two or more such attacks a week.