tw-Security Scores 94.9 in KLAS 2022 Report

tw-Security scored 94.9 in overall performance in KLAS Research’s report, Security and Privacy Consulting Services 2022, Who Exceeds Expectations in This High-Performing Market? published August 25, 2022. In this performance report, based on 18 months of data and interviews with provider and payer organizations, KLAS Research scored firms specializing in healthcare security and data privacy consultancy. Firms were evaluated for their […]

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Please Welcome Wendell Bobst II

tw-Security is pleased to announce that Wendell Bobst II has joined our team as Senior Security Consultant. Mr. Bobst’s career includes serving as the Vice President of Technology, Children’s Choice Pediatric with 20 locations in California. In that role, Wendell led the IT Steering Committee driving alignment with security risk, IT, and business objectives that […]

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CYBERSECURITY AND THE UKRAINE CONFLICT: WHAT’S THE LINK?

Hint: It’s hard to hit a moving target. First, some good news: Last month, our friends at Healthcare Info Security published an article about the latest breaches reported on the Department of Health and Human Services’ HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool website. Valuable data takes cover While the overall trend rate continues to rise sharply, in […]

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Welcome, Shelli Crocker!

We are pleased to announce the addition of Shelli Crocker, CISSP to our team. As Senior Security Specialist, Shelli brings more than 30 years of experience in hospital and academic medical center environments, and over 23 years of information security experience. Shelli has a proven track record of leadership in providing virtual security officer and […]

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FAQ – The Ransomware Threat

Bad actors target healthcare. A recent article in Healthcare Info Security discussed the disturbing trend of ransomware attacks joining—and in some cases, even surpassing—classical hacking attacks as major threat to healthcare operations. The object of a ransomware attack is to cut off access to critical enterprise data by encrypting the information. After payment has been […]

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FAQ – Telemedicine, Remote Connectivity

What are some security and privacy concerns that telehealth providers should take into consideration? Rushing to establish new telehealth applications or expanding existing ones to meet urgent demands can lead to overlooking important controls necessary to maintain security and privacy of information Ensuring the transmission of information sent over the internet is encrypted Ensuring the […]

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FAQ – Phishing and Ransomware

The following highlights best practices to protect yourself and your organization. What should healthcare entities be doing today to prevent/defend against phishing? Prohibit access to personal webmail through organizational resources Mandate the workforce to use “guest” wireless network when connecting personally-owned devices via Wi-Fi Prevent rules that auto-forward organizational email to personal, webmail accounts Limit […]

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FAQ – Risk Analysis, Risk Assessments

How important is risk analysis? The HIPAA Security Rule is flexible, scalable, and technology-neutral making it open for interpretation. How important is it to conduct a risk analysis? Here is a clue: The words “risk analysis” are used 36 times in the HIPAA Security Rule Preamble. The risk analysis is the foundation of your security […]

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