Equifax is one of the three major American credit agencies, along with Experian and TransUnion. In July, the company discovered a weak point in their website software that exposed system files to hackers. In addition to social security and drivers’ license information, the hackers may have also obtained names, birth dates, addresses, credit card numbers and other documents with personal information.
Why is it crucial for your business to undergo a risk assessment? IT risk assessments are an integral part of your security management plan. But not all businesses know how to conduct a proper risk assessment and leave out many important steps. By learning from these common mistakes, you will be able to make better long-term decisions to secure and expand your business.
The move towards a paperless medical practice seems inevitable, which is why it’s more important than ever to stay on top of changing HIPAA compliance regulations to avoid HIPAA violations and penalties. Here’s three IT security best practices to keep you prepared and secure for the future.