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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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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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Facing critical risks and threats to compliance and risks businesses face today with communication.

Facing Critical Risks and Threats to Compliance

One of the greatest compliance risks businesses face today is the wild field of communication. Communication is still taking place with old technology, like email. We saw from this year’s election how easy it is to hack email and leak it, especially when the email is not under your control anymore.

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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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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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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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End-to-end benefits of recruiting talent and employees with Secure Mobile Communications for human resources departments.

End-to-End Benefits of Recruiting Talent with Secure Mobile Communications

Secure communications are essential to the HR recruiting process. From initial correspondence with potential new hires to salary negotiations, HR recruiters need the ability to communicate internally and externally while keeping confidential information secure. But, keeping this information private in today’s technology landscape can be a challenge for both recruiters and job candidates.

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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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8 lessons to be learned from the recent DNC Hack and how secure ephemeral messaging can help protect your email communications.

8 Lessons to be Learned from the Recent DNC Hack

A few weeks ago we saw yet another email scandal. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails were hacked and over 19,000 emails were made public during the convention. The revelations lead to the resignation of the chair of the DNC and dominated the discourse during the opening night of the convention. It is amazing that in today’s world, after the revelations of the Sony emails, anyone would still write emails of this sort. Whatever happened to the old saying, “if you don’t want it on the 5 o’clock news, don’t put it in an email!” It seems like there is a general feeling of “it won’t happen to me” that permeates many organizations. So what is one to do?

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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 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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Joint Commission Approves Secure Texting for Patient Care

Joint Commission Approves Secure Texting for Patient Care

Author–Kristi Perdue Hinkle The month of May marked a huge step forward for enhancing patient care communications. The Joint Commission, which accredits healthcare organizations, reversed its long ban on physicians and other clinicians from using text messaging to place orders related to patient care. This announcement was made in the May edition of Perspectives, the

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4 people you should be afraid of none of them is a hackers

Four people you should be afraid of… And none of them is a hacker

Author—Avi Elkoni “Beware of hackers!” everyone says. “Before you send sensitive information think about how you send it; consider information security, encryption, firewalls and secure messaging, because hackers are out to get your precious information!” This is true, but hackers should not be your only concern when considering the safety and privacy of sensitive information.

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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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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 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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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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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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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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Vaporstream and IBM MaaS360 to integrate solutions for enterprise mobility management to deliver ephemeral messaging.

IBM MobileFirst Protect Teams Up with Vaporstream to Deliver Ephemeral Messaging

Author–Mike Koclanes Over 350 Billion text messages are sent each month, many of which contain sensitive personal and corporate information. Secure, encrypted messaging options are the best way to ensure security and compliance with regulations such as HIPAA, FINRA, and Sarbanes-Oxley.  IBM MobileFirst Protect formally known as MaaS360 has come together with Vaporstream® to address

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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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Three Key Points from the ARMA Live Conference 2015 on information governance and legal communications.

Three Key Points from the ARMA Live Conference 2015

By Avi Elkoni Last week I attended the ARMA Live Conference in Washington, DC. Despite being the 60th annual ARMA conference, both ARMA and the event remain highly relevant and very well-attended, offering great content not only for Records and Information Management (RIM) practitioners but also for technologists in the field, such as myself. Here

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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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Security, privacy, and confidentiality when controlling your content in a less then perfect world.

Controlling Your Content in a Less Than Private World

By Galina Datskovsky Welcome to the first of what we intend to make a series of exciting and provocative discussions regarding security, privacy, confidentiality, and compliance. We take these issues very seriously and want to share our vision with you. At Vaporstream® we all believe: 1. That YOU should be in control of every conversation

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