Posts Tagged ‘Privacy’

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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Learn how safe sensitive medical information is when we share and the Patient Privacy that comes with Vaporstream Secure Text Messaging Under HIPAA guidance.

Health Discussions and The Impact on Privacy

Unlike healthcare providers, family members are not subject to the privacy and security mandates in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). However, there is a huge market for medical information, drug prescriptions, social security numbers and credit card numbers on the dark web. Cybercriminals are mastering how to invade devices to steal this exact type of information we bandy about in our family beehives during a health crisis.

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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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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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Understanding HIPPA Compliance and if your patient data is at risk

Is Your Patient Data at Risk?

Don’t be fooled into complacency!
You and your patients are probably more familiar with security risks, the costs and hassles associated with inadequate data protection than you realize.

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How Ephemeral Messaging can help when “consumer” mobile device habits make their way into the office to keep your information safe.

When “Consumer” Mobile Device Habits Make Their Way into the Office

It is no secret that we are living in a digitally evolving world. The use of personal mobile devices continues to increase as constant advancements bring more and more convenience to our busy lives. With today’s smart phones you can do almost anything you want with just the tap of your finger. It leaves me wondering – what’s next?

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At Vaporstream we have a great deal to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday. We are very appreciative of our dedicated partner network and valued customers.

Giving Thanks

In Chicago, the leaves have all fallen, the air is getting colder and glittery Holiday displays have begun to surround us. Fortunately, it is also the time of year when we can slow down and sit with our loved ones to give thanks for all that has brought us good fortune this year.

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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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Why Enterprises needs their own texting app to help users communicate instantly and how can mobile communications in the workplace be supported.

Why the Enterprise Needs its Own Texting App

Today’s fast-paced, mobile world offers dozens of solutions to help users communicate instantly at their fingertips. Texting has become the communication method of choice, with 97 percent of Americans using it at least once a day.

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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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We are proud to announce that today we unveiled an entirely new web experience, vaporstream.com to better reflect our mission to help customers better address privacy and security when collaborating with colleagues, partners and their clients.

A New Web Experience for Vaporstream.com Visitors

We are proud to announce that today we unveiled an entirely new web experience that better reflects our mission. We are driven to help customers better address privacy and security when collaborating with colleagues, partners and their clients. The ability to communicate with confidence directly impacts the speed of business.

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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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Lost devices is a security breach waiting to happen. The need to increase security on BYOD devices has grown to ensure your organization's info is safe.

Security Breach And The Connection To Your Mobile Workforce

Author–Avi Elkoni Today’s workforce has gone beyond mobile. It is fluid. The physical mobility of devices has improved so drastically that the lightest devices from 20 years ago would be the heaviest devices today. People aren’t just working in different places because they have to, they are working everywhere because mobility enables them to. The

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Board of directors responsibilities to the corporation and the responsibility of confidentiality.

Rising Concerns about Board of Directors and Executive Communications

Author–Mike Koclanes In this Age of the Internet, confidential information is more easily exposed than ever before. Real-time communication tools and social media give everyone with Internet access the ability to publicize information widely. Confidential information is always at risk of inadvertent or even intentional exposure. The current cultural emphasis on transparency and disclosure—punctuated by

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Vaporstream provides a secure consumer messaging system to communicate with service providers and share confidential information with confidence.

Privacy in a 24×7 Connected and Mobile World?

Author–Kristi Perdue Hinkle Privacy a: The quality or state of being apart from company or observation: seclusion b: Freedom from unauthorized intrusion <one’s right to privacy> Private conversations should be private. But in today’s 24×7 connected and mobile world, you and your employees are going to have to earn that privacy. Privacy should not be

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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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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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Vaporstream Secure mobile messaging white paper download Keeping your business your business in a mobile world drives confidential and compliant communications.

Keeping Your Business Your Business in a Mobile World

Author–Kristi Perdue Hinkle In a world full of transparency, privacy has become a luxury.  We are constantly surrounded by people – both in person and on-line – that would love to get their hands on our information for fun and profit. Discussions about health, legal and financial matters; mergers and acquisitions; human resources; inventions and intellectual

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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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Five tips to better manage your private conversations in 2016 with social media and email communications..

Five Tips to Better Manage Your Private Conversations in 2016  

Author–Mike Koclanes The events and scandals of the past year have further heightened our awareness about privacy issues in our use of the internet. Nonetheless, it did not slow me down from sharing my thoughts and social media posts but I do think more carefully about what tools I use to spread news.  This year,

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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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What role does privacy play in the era of the Internet of Things?

Privacy in the Age of the Internet of Things

By Mike Koclanes You may have recently heard about something called the Internet of Things. Or you may not have—according to Forbes, 87% of people have not heard of the Internet of Things. So, what exactly is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Well, it’s just that—it’s things that also happen to be known as Smart

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Learn how security and privacy are not the same and what internet security means for transactions made over the internet.

Security and Privacy are NOT the Same

By Mike Koclanes There’s been a lot of discussion in the press, in blog posts, in government debates and around the proverbial “water cooler” about Internet Security and cyber security. With all the public disclosures of data breaches, it’s no wonder there is an increased focus on securing our data and personal information. All this

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