Posts Tagged ‘Security’

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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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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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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The simple truth is that security and usability must walk hand-in-hand for anyone choosing a secure IT solution.

Balancing Security and Usability in a BYOD World

“How much security do you want with your software?” It’s a legitimate question that gets surprising answers. Often, the initial answer is “as much as I can have,” “the more the better” or “all of it!” But once people stop to think, they often come up with quite different answers.

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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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Ephemeral HIPAA Compliant Secure Messaging for the Medical Profession is imperative for hospitals and independent practitioner.

Secure Messaging for the Medical Profession

With the recent approval of secure texting by the Joint Commission, finding a secure, HIPAA compliant messaging solution is imperative for hospitals and independent practitioners. Utilizing secure texting not only enables the safe transmittal of sensitive information but more efficient patient care team communications

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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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Multiple universities have been the victim of a data breach. Secure Messaging and emergency response have become more necessary.

Universities, Secure Messaging and Emergency Response

Author–Kristi Perdue Hinkle On the heels of the largest data breach on record, it is easy to say that data breaches have become big, and all too common, news. We see it flash across the screen daily: legal firm—leak, hospital—ransomware, government agency—hacked. Cyber security is no longer something just for financial organizations to worry about—it’s

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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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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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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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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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A look back at 2015 with increased interest in cyber security and information security.

2015—A Look Back

Author–Galina Datskovsky Ph.D., CRM, FAI As I look back on the year, I can’t help but marvel on the incredible ups and downs that it has brought with it.  Although there are many to speak of, both personally and professionally for most of us, cyber security has been front and center throughout 2015 and has become

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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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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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Businesses benefit from BYOD programs shifting costs to the user - including costs for the hardware, taxes, voice and/or data services, and other associated expenses.

Ephemeral Messaging Protects Privacy in a BYOD Environment

By Mike Koclanes The days of working at a company and receiving a new cell phone on your first day have started to fade away.  Market researcher Gartner Inc. predicts that almost four in 10 organizations will rely exclusively on a policy of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) — meaning they will no longer provide

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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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