Posts Tagged ‘Encryption’

A new Cybersecurity regulation risk assessment for financial services is text messaging.

New Cybersecurity Regulation Risk Assessment for Financial Services: Text Messaging

In March 2017 the nation’s first cybersecurity regulation became law imposing strict cybersecurity measures on financial institutions operating in New York. The new rules specify everything from naming a Chief Information Security Officer, to risk assessments, event notification, encryption, penetration and vulnerability testing, training and monitoring and audit logs.

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Bridging the gap in your circle of care through streamlining communication with Vaporstream text messaging.

Bridging the Gap in Your Circle of Care

More and more healthcare organizations are turning to tools, such as Vaporstream’s Secure Messaging platform, to communicate efficiently and effectively when a patient relies on homecare.

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FCC, CIA and your privacy and what it means for your security with the new laws in motion.

FCC, CIA and Your Privacy. What Does It All Mean?

It seems that every day we have a slew of new sensational cases and revelations that make us stop and think “Is our privacy over? Does anyone even care? What are we to do to protect ourselves?” I say, relax, the situation is bad, but it is not as bad you might think and probably not for the reasons you might think so.

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The Connected Patient A Call For Secure Text messaging using smartphones to engage with healthcare providers, family and online communities to get and share health information.

The Connected Patient: A Call for Secure Text

Quick – when was the last time you used your smartphone to investigate a health issue? If you are like most people you are probably a “connected patient” using smart devices to take more ownership of your health. A 2015 Pew Research Center (PEW) report shows 62% of smartphone owners use their phone to look up information about a health condition. And many of us now also use our smartphones to correspond with providers.

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HIPAA compliant text collaboration within the healthcare industry for secure text communications.

Improving Healthcare Communications on the Go

Communication and effective collaboration within the healthcare industry is not always as easy as it should be. Care teams – from doctors and nurses to the patients and their caregivers – need the ability to communicate efficiently, effectively, privately and securely to ensure the highest level of service. Unfortunately, this is an ongoing challenge, particularly when it comes to long term and home based healthcare.

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The Age of Email is Over learn the definition of truly secure communication with Vaporstream Secure Text Messaging

The Age of Email is Over

“Whoever Wins the White House, This Year’s Big Loser is Email.” Thus, reads the headline in the NY Times on October 19, 2016. Indeed, in the current election cycle, month after month, the focus has been on hacked and released emails, on disappearing emails, on emails that reappear on various devices – not of the user’s choosing. It certainly seems that the people who sent those emails should have known better than to write what they actually wrote in the first place.

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Vaporstream Secure Messaging SMS for Healthcare ensures security and does not jeopardize HIPAA compliance.

Is There a Doctor in the House?

Smart phones by far are the most used device across industries and households to date, providing efficiency in the way we collaborate and get things done. Particularly in the healthcare industry, the use of smart devices by care giving teams has grown significantly.

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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 new collaboration tool for business communication is secure text messaging

The New Collaboration Tool for Business: Secure Text Messaging

People engage in conversations over phones in public areas without a thought to who can overhear, or about the potential consequences. There is a blind faith that privacy is somehow granted by being surrounded by strangers. That privacy is often valid, however strangers don’t always equal safety.

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End-to-end encryption provides protection against eavesdroppers and protects a conversation from being intercepted by third parties.

Bold Move for Privacy!

Author–Avi Elkoni In the aftermath of the war between Apple and the FBI, the unexpected announcement this past week from WhatsApp to provide end-to-end encryption for its 1 billion active monthly users is a bold statement for privacy.  In spite of the very public debate about encryption, WhatsApp, an online messaging service, has continued forward

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Vaporstream® to attend the HIMSS 2016 Conference in Las Vegas to announce how secure, ephemeral and compliant messaging improves healthcare.

Learn How Secure, Ephemeral and Compliant Messaging Improves Healthcare at HIMSS 2016

Author–Vaporstream Team Vaporstream® is excited to announce that they will be attending the HIMSS 2016 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada from February 29th to March 4th. The HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition brings together over 40,000 healthcare professionals, clinicians, executives, and vendors from around the world. The conference is known for the over 300 education

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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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Obligations from tech companies to aid the government in defense and criminal investigations has increased.

Hi Tech Obligations in Defense of the US: Part 1 Corporate Communications

Author – Galina Datskovsky There is much controversy regarding the obligation of technology companies to aid the government in criminal investigations over the past year greatly due to increased threat of terrorism.  It has been presented in the press that such tactics are necessary to combat terrorism.  On the other side of the debate, technology

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Governmental efforts to prevent U.S. citizens from having private conversations can be seen as part of our nation’s ongoing debate over free speech.

Private Messaging Technologies and Free Speech

Author–Bill Mahone Your blog in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attack is very thought provoking.  Governmental efforts to prevent U.S. citizens from having private conversations – in the name of national security – can be seen as part of our nation’s ongoing debate over freedom of speech.  On university campuses there have been a

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Encryption technology is the most effective way to achieve data security.

Paris Attacks and Encryption Technology: The Debate Continues

Author – Galina Datskovsky, Ph.D., CRM We are seeing much discussion about encryption technology and encrypted communications in the news in the wake of the Paris attack.  The intelligence community did not intercept the communication between the attackers leading up to the attack, and this leads many to believe that encrypted communications must have been

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