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Under the new rules issued by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services HHS providers must develop an emergency preparedness plan.

HHS Gets Serious About Healthcare Emergency Preparedness & Communications

If you are a healthcare provider or supplier that engages with Medicare and Medicaid programs, it’s urgent that you understand and comply with new Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) healthcare emergency preparedness regulations (“EP Regulations”) to protect your access to Medicare and Medicaid programs. Under the new rules issued by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services providers must comply by November 15, 2017. That is this calendar year folks.  Are you ready?

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Six Cyber Security Steps to Protect Yourself Against Cyber-Crime, from random terrorist attacks to unprecedented economic and geopolitical events.

Six Steps to Protect Yourself Against Cyber-Crime

There is only one thing certain in today’s world, and that’s uncertainty. It was certainly driven home by the election results, where everyone was certain of the outcome, until they were not. It is disconcerting to live in this environment. From random terrorist attacks to unprecedented economic and geopolitical events, we need to almost block out the news cycle. In order to survive in this environment, it is important to make a list of things that are in your control and those that are not.

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5 Lessons for Secure Business Communications in 2017. Learn how to maintain secure business communications and protect your sensitive information.

5 Lessons for Secure Business Communications in 2017

On December 10, 2016, Two articles in the business section of the Wall Street Journal caught my eye. The first article concerned well known Facebook in an article named “Facebook Investors Press Suit On Shares”. It is of particular interest, in that it suggests that “Facebook Inc’s move to change its capital structure was tainted by secret text messages and meddling from financial advisers that pointed to a process rife with conflict of interest…”.

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This is the first in a series that explores various aspects of data from cell phones BYOD & COPE Civial action when merging a personal cell phone with a business phone.

What Might a Judge Do? BYOD and COPE Part 1: A Civil Action

This is the first in a series of posts that will explore various aspects of data from cell phones. As an introduction I would like to “set the stage” by describing a series of facts that all subsequent posts will examine from the viewpoint of a court that must apply legal principles to the facts.

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Happy Independence Day From Vaporstream® Secure Messaging

Independence and Technology: Reflections on July 4th

Welcome back from what we hope was a happy and relaxing July 4th. Happy Independence Day! For us, July 4th is a particularly meaningful holiday. It’s an opportunity to spend time with family and friends and to appreciate the freedoms and liberties we have living in the United States of America.

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A Lawyer today can work anywhere and everywhere bringing new security concerns on keeping client information safe and protected from hackers.

The Mobile Lawyer and Secure Communications

Author–Kristi Perdue Hinkle Lawyers today work anywhere and everywhere, frequently from airports, coffee shops, client or home offices. Like most organizations today, many law firms and legal departments allow lawyers to use personal devices for work (BYOD), or supply their lawyers with company/firm-owned devices (COPE). According to the American Bar Association (ABA), 91% of lawyers

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Legal law firm security have been taking action to develop a cyber security plan for their firms following on the heels of other cyber attacks.

Biggest Breach Ever Places a Glaring Spotlight on Law Firm Security

Author–Kristi Perdue Hinkle The revelation last week that 11.1 million confidential client documents were compromised at a Panamanian law firm is a mammoth triggering event for the legal industry. Legal is next up to feel the hot glare of the cybersecurity spotlight, following on the heels of healthcare, retail, banking, entertainment and government headline-making cyber-attacks.

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When shifting individual right of privacy there exists what might be defined to be a privacy right of sorts for corporations

Hi Tech Obligations: “PRIVACY” in the United States

Author–Ronald J. Hedges I addressed the tension between law enforcement and individual rights in my last blog,  Hi Tech Obligations: The Tug-of-War Between the Constitution and Law Enforcement. Now I want to begin a discussion of a similar tension between privacy rights of individuals and, to be blunt, what appears to be an all-pervasive societal

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Learn how eDiscovery is Evolving in a BYOD World at LegalTech New York to incorporate mobile messaging into your e-discovery, compliance & mobile strategies.

Learn how eDiscovery is Evolving in a BYOD World at LegalTech New York

Vaporstream® will be back at LegalTech New York 2016 from February 2nd-4th. Meet with Vaporstream’s team of experts for a private meeting to learn how you can effectively incorporate mobile messaging into your eDiscovery, compliance and mobile strategies. The rapid rise of mobile messaging and bring your own device (BYOD) strategies for business has made

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Balancing the rights guaranteed by the Constitution and obligations of hi tech regarding our privacy.

Hi Tech Obligations The Tug-Of-War Between The Constitution And Law Enforcement

Author–Ronald J. Hedges Introduction. This title expresses a conundrum that we face in the United States: We cherish the rights guaranteed by the Constitution, specifically, the Bill of Rights. At the same time, we recognize that criminal activity can be organized and facilitated through electronic communications. How do we balance these rights with the needs

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