Category: Information Technology Tips

Federal court upholds FTC’s authority to penalize lax cyber security measures protecting personal information and credit card numbers

The Federal Trade Commission has taken new assertive action to protect consumer data privacy interests, this time relating to breaches of payment card information, and other consumer personal information by Wyndham Worldwide, a company which owns and manages hotels. Just … Continue reading

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BYOD continues to grow, continues to be a security concern

More and more healthcare organizations are allowing employees to connect their own mobile devices to their network, but more than half are not confident those devices are secure. According to the Ponemon Institute’s fourth annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy … Continue reading

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Disaster recovery: Steps in a business continuity plan

Note: The following article is part of a shared content agreement between Online Tech and InfoSec Institute. (View original post.) For more information on IT disaster recovery, download disaster recovery white paper or check out our case studies. BUSINESS CONTINUITY … Continue reading

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After Target breach: CIOs under more scrutiny, getting more support

When Target’s Beth Jacob resigned in the aftermath of the company’s holiday season data breach that affected up to 110 million customers, it put the role of CIOs in a spotlight of scrutiny. But the ramifications of Target’s problems – … Continue reading

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Sage advice: Healthcare space ‘a great opportunity and a significant burden’

Scared of HIPAA? Don’t be. It represents huge opportunities for the IT world. That was the message from April Sage, Director of Healthcare IT for Online Tech, when she joined Karl Palachuk on his ‘Odd Tuesdays‘ podcast yesterday. (Find the … Continue reading

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Backup video series: What are cost-effective data backup technologies?

Note: This is the 12th in a 12-part data backup video series by Online Tech Senior Product Architect Steve Aiello. View the previous entries here. What two technologies give you the most “bang for your buck” in data backup software? … Continue reading

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Backup video series: Do you need a testing plan for data backups?

Note: This is the 11th in a 12-part data backup video series by Online Tech Senior Product Architect Steve Aiello. View the previous entries here. Here is Aiello’s three-part answer to the question driving today’s data backup entry: Always test … Continue reading

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Backup video series: How to make data backup an easier process

Note: This is the 10th in a 12-part data backup video series by Online Tech Senior Product Architect Steve Aiello. View the previous entries here. Want to make data backup an easier process? In today’s entry, Aiello suggests following the … Continue reading

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Security alert: Flaw in iOS could impact HIPAA and other privacy security compliance obligations

A hat tip to Tatiana Melnik – an attorney concentrating her practice on IT, data privacy and security, and regulatory compliance – for passing on this security alert, which could impact HIPAA and other privacy security compliance obligations for those using … Continue reading

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Backup video series: The risks of using one backup solution over another

Note: This is the ninth in a 12-part data backup video series by Online Tech Senior Product Architect Steve Aiello. View the previous entries here. We’ve covered many possible data backup solutions in this video series. Whatever backup solution you … Continue reading

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