Healthcare Providers at Risk: 10 Takeaways From Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report

Symantec recently released its 2016 Internet Security Threat Report.

The annual report (this year is its 21st edition) is intended to provide an overview and analysis of the year in global cybercrime threat activity. Data included in the report comes from the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, which monitors threat activity in over 157 countries and territories.

P1 Celebrates Earth Day

Today is Earth Day!

In spring 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to force the issue of environmental protection onto the national agenda.

This year, festivals, rallies and outdoor events will be held in nearly 200 countries, and at least 130 countries are set to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change.

P1 Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week

PriorityOne Group is celebrating National Healthcare Volunteer Week, which takes place April 10-16.

According to the Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals, President Richard Nixon established the week with an executive order in 1974 to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers.

Celebrating Internet of Things Day (With Caution)

April 9, 2016, marks the six annual Internet of Things (IoT) Day. IoT Day is celebrated worldwide through events and discussions centered around IoT and its implications. There were IoT Day events held in more than 18 countries last year, and that number is expected to grow this year as the role of IoT in our everyday lives also grows.

P1 Celebrates Health Information Professionals Week (April 3-9)

PriorityOne Group is celebrating Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week, which takes place April 3-9.

It is the 27th annual HIP Week. This year's theme is "Accurate Information, Quality Care."

As the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) notes, HIP Week provides an opportunity for HIPs to showcase the benefits of their profession, and collectively work to deliver quality healthcare through quality information.

Happy World Backup Day (March 31)

March 31 is World Backup Day, which provides the perfect opportunity to take a serious look at the state of your systems.

Is your backup drive located next to your computer? Are you entrusting your critical business data to a free (or cheap) backup option that isn't built for the business world? Is your current backup solution shored up by disaster recovery, business continuity, and virtualization plans?

And before you think, “Data loss could never happen to me,” consider these statistics:

A Harris Interactive poll found that 30% of computer users had NEVER backed up their data.

OCR Commences Phase 2 of HIPAA Compliance Audits

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced it has begun the next phase of HIPAA audits of covered entities (CEs) and their business associates (BAs).

The HIPAA audit program is an element of OCR's health information privacy, security and breach notification compliance activities.

Protect yourself on Cyber Monday: 10 best practices

Cyber Monday — the online-only version of Black Friday that takes place the Monday after Thanksgiving — is once again expected to be the largest online sales day of the year. Adobe is estimating that this year's Cyber Monday will hit the $3 billion mark for the first time — a 12% year-over-year growth.

10 Things to Know About Windows 10

On July 29, Microsoft will release its newest version of the Windows operating system: Windows 10. According to Microsoft, it will be available in 190 countries across the globe in 111 languages.

Here are 10 important things to know about Windows 10.

1. Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade to consumers using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. This upgrade offer is for a full version of Windows 10. To take advantage of this offer, you must upgrade to Windows 10 (via a 3GB download) within one year of availability.