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2018 HIPAA violations: What lessons can we learn from them?

2018 HIPAA violations: What lessons can we learn from them?

Cybercriminals often target the healthcare industry, and it’s not surprising why. Patient health information (PHI) contains a lot of valuable data about individuals. That’s why in the black market, PHI fetches more money than credit card data.

No wonder criminals continue to find ways to steal PHI. A recent survey of 1,758 US and Canadian healthcare employees revealed 27% of healthcare organizations have experienced at least one ransomware attack in the past five years, while 33% have experienced multiple ransomware attacks.

How to tell if your business IT needs an upgrade

How to tell if your business IT needs an upgrade

Your business relies on IT to deliver efficient services to customers. But because you’re so busy with day-to-day operations, you often forget to regularly install software updates or purchase new hardware. Technology is ever-changing and improving, and if you continue to hold off replacing outdated IT, you risk productivity loss, cybersecurity problems, lower quality of work, and wasted resources.

5 Reasons why hackers are targeting schools

5 Reasons why hackers are targeting schools

Schools are rarely known for holding huge amounts of financially valuable information in their vaults, such as credit card details. However, that doesn’t make them less of a target to hackers than many other organizations. In fact, cybercriminals are stepping up their attacks against educational institutions, as demonstrated by September’s ransomware attack on a school in Florida Keys.

How electronic health records help improve the quality of patient care

How electronic health records help improve the quality of patient care

Many healthcare practitioners have already switched from paper to electronic health records (EHR). The upgrade is equal parts exciting and perilous, which is why the government imposed sanctions on how these records are protected. In 2015, Medicare started penalizing hospitals and doctors that didn’t use EHR, but with their heavy burdens, it's not surprising that most healthcare practitioners view them as more of a requirement than an opportunity.

For whom the tech bell tolls: A compilation of endangered technologies today

For whom the tech bell tolls: A compilation of endangered technologies today

As we inch closer to the end of 2018, we look forward to what lies ahead. Apparently, so do many technology pundits who have identified certain technologies as going by way of the dodo. Are these experts canny observers of technology trends? Or are their predictions the equivalent of your daily horoscope — so generic, it applies to most? Who should we believe?

Happily, we at Online Computers have the experience and expertise to compile their predictions and rank them according to how frequent these technologies were mentioned on the “endangered” lists.