Posts Tagged ‘Secure Messaging’

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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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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Keeping communication open during out-of-course events. The ransomware virus known as ‘WannaCry’ targets Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Keeping Communication Open During Out-of-Course Events

The biggest cyberattack in history has been spreading the globe since last Friday. Spanning across 150 countries, the 300,000 victims have included government agencies, hospitals, manufacturers and universities. When ransomware attack affects your organization how can you keep a secure line of communicaiton with your team? Read on to learn why ephemeral messaging should be a part of your incident response plan.

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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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Vaporstream wishes you all a secure and safe holiday season as you travel.

Secure and Safe Holiday

To our customers, partners, growing network of supporters, friends, family and dedicated colleagues; we wish you all a wonderful, safe and peaceful holiday season.

The Vaporstream Team.

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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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Healthcare Tech Outlook Magazine recognizes Vaporstream Secure messaging as compliant healthcare text messaging with confidence.

Compliant Healthcare Texting

The healthcare industry, by nature, demands a high level of privacy and compliance, but it also demands quick communication between care providers to ensure best-in-class patient care. Therefore, many healthcare providers are turning to mobile devices to enable faster, more efficient communications. “Today, short mobile communication methods like text is getting immediate response and better read rates, facilitating a new way of doing business,” said Galina Datskovsky, CEO of Vaporstream. But what happens to information and images that are texted and left on these personal devices? How do you maintain privacy, security or compliance?

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Information Governance for Mobile Messaging and the Role of Enterprise Apps

Information Governance for Mobile Messaging and the Role of Enterprise Apps

As the workforce becomes increasingly mobile and employees rely on texting for quick, easy communication, organizations across industries have been driven to create policies that guide how the information created by mobile text messaging is managed. These frameworks help to effectively support recordkeeping, answer compliance needs and ensure data availability for eDiscovery. Information governance is one such accepted discipline, ensuring a reasonable level of security for records and information that require protection.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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