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Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 days ago

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  • The Latest Leaks From The Shadow Brokers: Where Do We Stand?

    The Shadow Brokers have been trickling out leaks since late last year. Their April 8 release was somewhat lackluster, but the exploits released on April 14 had the infosec world on edge. This latest set of tools includes what was initially thought to be a bunch of zero-day exploits, as well as code that seems […] The post The Latest Leaks From The Shadow Brokers: Where Do We Stand? appeared first ...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 days ago

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  • Does Your Website Have Grown Up Security?

    Website security used to be simple – configure a few settings and call it a day. That’s not enough to secure your company’s online presence today. First, reducing website security to a single technology oversimplifies the security threats you face. Second, you also need to give thought to the full range of security risks you […] The post Does Your Website Have Grown Up Security? appeared first on ...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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  • Data Privacy Laws: How Does the US Stack Up Against the EU?

    by Josh Lake As the media attention surrounding the repeal of the data privacy framework begins to calm down, now is the perfect time to examine where the USA stands with our current laws. As one of the most culturally and economically similar parts of the world, comparing our laws against Europe’s can provide a […] The post Data Privacy Laws: How Does the US Stack Up Against the EU? appeared firs...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 days ago

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  • What is really protected by SSL and TLS?

    This question came in via Ask Erik: Hi Erik, I stumbled upon your blog while trying to learn a little about SSL/TLS in the context of client/server e-mail sessions, i.e. not web mail which I understand to be an HTTP session.  I am just an ordinary user with no special security needs but I find […] The post What is really protected by SSL and TLS? appeared first on HIPAA News, Web & Email Security ...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Phishing or for Real? Why Companies Need to Take a Closer Look at Their Email Marketing

      In July 2016, Hilton HHonors loyalty program members received an email asking them to log into their Hilton HHonors account to confirm their correct email address, mailing address, and other personal details. The email set off alarm bells for a number of customers. One tweeted a screenshot of the email to the Hilton HHonors […] The post Phishing or for Real? Why Companies Need to Take a Closer L...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • The US Online Privacy Law Repeal: How It Will Affect You

    As with any politicized issue, there is a lot of misinformation surrounding the repeal of the data privacy framework. Regardless of whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, your online security and privacy rights are going to be affected, so let’s just get the story straight. This whole issue began back in February 2015, […] The post The US Online Privacy Law Repeal: How It Will Affect You appe...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Secure Text Message Marketing: Step By Step

    Many marketers are engaged in a mad scramble to make the most of social media platforms. Unfortunately, these channels have some major drawbacks. Unlike email and text messaging, social media communications generally lack the security and oversight controls required in regulated industries like health care. Secure text message marketing is an excellent addition to boost […] The post Secure Text Me...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Google to Strip Trust from Symantec SSL Certificates

    Last Thursday, a Google developer announced that Chrome will be reducing its levels of trust in Symantec issued SSL certificates, as well as those issued by its subsidiaries. This comes after a two year skirmish between the two companies, with Google asserting that Symantec has continually failed to follow appropriate verification practices. Under Google’s proposal, […] The post Google to Strip Tr...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • If my web site is very simple, do I have to worry about HIPAA compliance?

    We received this questions via Ask Erik from a Physicians’ Association: “Our company website does not contain any patient information.  As a healthcare group, do we need to worry about HIPAA compliance for our site? It contains forms, news and some company polices and procedures but no patient information whatsoever. Thank you.” Thank you for […] The post If my web site is very simple, do I have t...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Think you know how to protect yourself from phishing? Think again.

    This year kicked off with a sophisticated phishing scam that fooled users and cybersecurity experts alike. Users were giving away their passwords to scammers through a seemingly legit Gmail login page. The scam had all the markers of a legitimate email, including the appearance that it was sent from a known sender. There are many […] The post Think you know how to protect yourself from phishing? T...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • How To Encourage Patient Consent To Email Marketing Without Feeling Slimy

    If email marketing is known to produce results across a variety of industries, why do some professionals feel uncomfortable with it?  Why do they feel “slimy”?  It is not uncommon for people to feel hesitant to engage in email marketing because it somehow feels “wrong” to them.    There are several factors at play in […] The post How To Encourage Patient Consent To Email Marketing Without Feeling ...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • What Do the CIA Vault 7 Leaks Mean for Your Business?

    Vault 7, the WikiLeaks release of CIA cyber intelligence documents, has been one of the biggest news stories of the past month. Now that the dust has settled and the media hype has died down, we can finally go through the leaks in a rational way and understand their real world implications. What Are the […] The post What Do the CIA Vault 7 Leaks Mean for Your Business? appeared first on HIPAA News...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Should your web site database have its own dedicated server?

    It comes down to security and reliability.  Should your web site be on one server (or a cluster of servers) and your database be on its own dedicated server (or servers)?  What are the pros and cons?  Is it worth the expense?  We shall delve into these business-critical questions in this article. Lets look at […] The post Should your web site database have its own dedicated server? appeared first ...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • WordPress Security Overview: Can WordPress be HIPAA-compliant?

    WordPress is a content management system that dominates the internet, powering more than 24% of the web. Although it has many great features that make it quick and easy to set up, the complications associated with HIPAA standards can make it difficult to achieve compliance. WordPress has recovered from a checkered past as far as […] The post WordPress Security Overview: Can WordPress be HIPAA-comp...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • 17 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Send A HIPAA-Compliant Marketing Email

    You’ve just been told that you need to rethink your entire email marketing system. Your attorney and compliance specialist are both telling that you need implement HIPAA-compliant email marketing. Your starting point is to break down that goal into two components: business goals and HIPAA compliance. Your email marketing has to achieve your business goals […] The post 17 Questions To Ask Yourself ...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • iOS vs Android in the Battle of Bring Your Own Device to Work Security

    Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies are on the upswing, with many organizations embracing them for the perceived cost savings and productivity gains. Allowing employees to bring and use their own devices for work purposes generally means that they are more comfortable and efficient at using them. It also saves businesses from purchasing and replacing […] The post iOS vs Android in the Battle of ...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Why Are Hackers Targeting Your Medical Records?

    Medical record theft is booming. Over the past few years, large scale breaches have become more common and increasingly severe. Last year in June, a hacker named thedarkoverlord was selling 650,000 US healthcare records as part of a long-running crime spree. The collection was listed on a deep web marketplace called the Real Deal for […] The post Why Are Hackers Targeting Your Medical Records? app...

  • eBook: HIPAA-compliant Website Basics

    What healthcare organizations need to know about HIPAA-compliant web sites Book 2 in the LuxSci Internet Security Series. Created by Erik Kangas, PhD This LuxSci eBook is your well-researched guide to both a critical understanding of the specific issues and concepts of HIPAA as it applies to web sites, so that you stay compliant with […] The post eBook: HIPAA-compliant Website Basics appeared firs...

  • What is HIPAA-compliant Email Marketing?

    To achieve HIPPA-compliant email marketing, you need to satisfy two objectives. First, you need to understand the fundamentals of email marketing. Second, you need to execute your email marketing activities within HIPPA’s requirements and restrictions. It’s easy to make a mistake with HIPAA-compliant email marketing, especially when you’re in a rush. Picture this: You leave […] The post What is HI...

  • Is a “Click Here to Agree” checkbox really legally binding?

    Your web site order form or registration form comes complete with terms and conditions.  What is the best way to have the user see and agree with these terms?  Ultimately, you want the user’s agreement to be legally binding so that if there should ever be an issue, you are protected.  Is it good enough […] The post Is a “Click Here to Agree” checkbox really legally binding? appeared first on HIPAA...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Is sharing my patient list with a marketing company OK under HIPAA?

    We received this questions via Ask Erik from the head of a Dental Practice (who wished to remain anonymous): “I want to create a Refer-a-Friend program, for a dental practice, that will be managed by a third party marketing agency.  The third party needs only my patient names and address to do an on-going e-mail […] The post Is sharing my patient list with a marketing company OK under HIPAA? appea...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Am I at HIPAA-risk if a patient replies to my secure email message?

    Here is a question from “Ask Erik:” Dear Dr. Kangas,  When I write an email to a patient from my LuxSci account, it is encrypted and therefore HIPPA compliant.  When they write me back from their regular email address (it’s often hard to get them to sign up at LuxSci), they are putting [PHI /Medical […] The post Am I at HIPAA-risk if a patient replies to my secure email message? appeared first on ...

  • Planned Upgrades from PHP 5.5 to PHP 5.6

    LuxSci will be upgrading servers that are currently running PHP v5.5 to the latest version of PHP v5.6 on/after February 15th, 2017.  PHP v5.5 is no longer receiving updates from the community and thus is not viable for continued use.  PHP v5.6 will continue to be supported for the next 2 years. For those one […] The post Planned Upgrades from PHP 5.5 to PHP 5.6 appeared first on HIPAA News, Web &...

  • Why am I still getting spam at my old email provider?

    This question came in through “Ask Erik:” Hi Erik, I came across your article entitled Split Domain Routing: Getting Email for Your Domain at Two Providers while trying to figure out why one of the people in the small 3 person company I am affiliated with got a call from our web hosting and domain […] The post Why am I still getting spam at my old email provider? appeared first on HIPAA News, Web ...

  • LuxSci’s 2016 Advancements – The Year in Review

    LuxSci has been really busy in 2016!  Besides migrating customers from McAfee due to the “end of life” of their filtering and archival services, keeping up with the changing security landscape, and replacing our Enterprise Server Environment with a newer, faster, more scalable, and more secure private cloud, LuxSci has been hard at work adding new […] The post LuxSci’s 2016 Advancements – The Year...

  • End of Support for Internet Explorer 8 and Windows XP/Outlook

    As of January 9th, 2017, LuxSci is ending support for Internet Explorer 8 and Outlook (all versions) running on Windows XP. Internet Explorer 8.  This very old browser has worked to varying degrees with LuxSci.  Starting mid-January, LuxSci will be explicitly dropping support for Internet Explorer 8 by using new JavaScript libraries that do not […] The post End of Support for Internet Explorer 8 a...

  • McAfee Migration Deadline Approaching

    McAfee has been LuxSci’s partner for premium email filtering and email archival services, well, since these services were owned by McAfee-acquired  MXLogic and MXLogic first started setting up partner relationships.  A long time. In late 2015, McAfee announced that it was ending its email filtering and archival service offerings, effective January 11th, 2017.  They gave […] The post McAfee Migrati...

  • Does HIPAA really permit reminding patients to pick up their prescriptions?

    We get calls and text messages from pharmacies like CVS, reminding us that it is time to pick up and/or renew our prescriptions for drugs or other medical items. When you think about HIPAA, this is confusing. In many cases, these reminders constitute Protected Health Information (PHI) … so is this really allowed? The default answer […] The post Does HIPAA really permit reminding patients to pick u...

  • Upcoming Changes to Hosted MySQL Remote Access

    Starting this weekend, LuxSci will be rolling out security changes that will lock down remote access to hosted MySQL databases. In particular, it will no longer be possible to connect directly to your hosted MySQL database from a remote location (i.e. from a computer or server outside of LuxSci’s hosted infrastructure) without an additional step. […] The post Upcoming Changes to Hosted MySQL Remot...

  • What is HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Storage?

    HIPAA-compliant cloud storage complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to ensure the security of healthcare patients’ data stored on remote servers accessed from the internet. HIPAA governs how healthcare providers and their business associates, as defined in the Act, can store, manage, and share personal health information (PHI). If […] The post What i...

  • What Are HIPAA Hosting Requirements?

    HIPAA Hosting Requirements are a set of rules that place the responsibility of protecting the privacy of patients’ healthcare data on the healthcare provider and their business associates. Whether using a hosting center, a third-party datacenter, or keeping the servers in-house, if you’re a healthcare provider or a business managing protected health information (PHI), your […] The post What Are HI...

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