Healthcare Hyperscale Managed Service Provider (MSP)

As public cloud providers are evolving in release of service & solutions which has led to automation (and on-going), MSPs need to evolve from traditional model to hyperscale model. According to a BCC Research, the United States market will grow 11.5 percent year-on-year until 2021 with an entirely new breed of Managed Service Providers called “Hyperscale Managed Service Provider”. According to the research, the leading players have about 50% of the managed service market. IBM has the largest with 24% of the market, followed by DXC with 15%, Fujitsu with 14%, Atos with 8%, and Deutsche Telekom with 6%. Continue reading Healthcare Hyperscale Managed Service Provider (MSP)

Lumen21 HITRUST Certified Clinic on the Microsoft Azure Cloud

As healthcare evolved over the years, especially with the HIPAA/HITECH regulations of 1996, and because of the subjective nature of HIPAA, covered entities face difficult challenges in assessing compliance and security for external vendors as well as internal controls. This leads to having to reinvent the wheel every time a department or vendor handles PHI information.

Founded in 2007, HITRUST Alliance, a not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to champion the safeguard of sensitive information and manage information risk for organizations, created an ISO 27001 based framework which is prescriptive to define HIPAA/HITECH guidelines called HITRUST CSF. CSF is a certifiable framework that brings together several other compliance frameworks and standards, including HIPAA, PCI, ISO, and NIST. HITRUST CSF Domains and Controls cover 19 different domains with about 1200 separate controls based on your scope of covered information. Continue reading Lumen21 HITRUST Certified Clinic on the Microsoft Azure Cloud

Prevent Infection from Petya/NonPetya Ransomware Using a Single File

A new strain of ransomware dubbed “Petya” is worming its way around the world with alarming speed. The malware is spreading using a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that the software giant patched in March 2017 — the same bug that was exploited by the recent and prolific WannaCry ransomware strain. Continue reading Prevent Infection from Petya/NonPetya Ransomware Using a Single File

New guidance for preventing healthcare cyberattacks

The Federal regulators from HIPAA have issued new guidelines for the healthcare organizations to augment their defenses for cyber security. The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) outlined steps to avoid falling victim to the rising threats. The guidance was issued to prevent the spread of malware, following several attacks that affected the health care industry, so much as to temporarily shut a 10-Hospital system network. Continue reading New guidance for preventing healthcare cyberattacks