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You've been hacked?  
Take action, stop the damage, and protect the evidence.
 

Botnets, advanced persistent threats, Cryptolocker and other malware impact work today and put your business at long term risk.   Rogue employees can abuse trust.

When you lose mobile devices, viruses and malware take control of your systems, or someone steals protected information, an immediate and thorough response minimizes the damage to your company. 

Working Security Incident Response provides the expertise and information you need to recover quickly.   Our GIAC certified staff meet standards required by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoDD 8570) under Computer Network Defense Service Provider (CNDSP) Incident Responder program.

We isolate the source of intrusions, implement controls to block hostile activity and use sound forensic techniques to recover lost data, stop future intrusions and ensure you have the information available to pursue legal remedies.

Services include:

  • Emergency Incident Response
  • Forensic Investigation
  • Data Recovery
  • Legal Support and Expert Witness Services

 

  • Risk Assessment in the Spotlight

OCRRisk assessment for healthcare providers and business associates is again in the spotlight.   The Department of Health and Human Services is gearing up for a new round of HIPAA audits.   At this point they are surveying 1200 firms and will include business associates.   The results of the survey will be hundreds of audits.  Of continued interest in this round are risk assessments.

Why does risk assessment keep jumping to the front?   Any time we hear of a breach of personal information an investigation follows.   It's very rare that an organization has done nothing to secure data.   The problem is they've done the wrong things.

Risk Assessment is the missing first step in the processing of establishing an effective Information Security program.   It creates a prioritized roadmap for firms to address information security issues.   In short, it tells an organization where to spend their time and money most effectively.  

Too many organizations fall victim to product based compliance schemes thinking that purchasing specific software or hardware products will make them HIPAA compliant.  

When risk assessment is cited as a shortfall, it's a good sign the organization was spending money on security, but wasn't making informed decisions.

The difference between demonstrating due diligence in securing information assets and not can sometimes be as simple as producing the results from an annual risk assessment.   

"We understood that risk, but didn't mitigate it as well as we could," is very different than saying "We never throughout about that risk and instead thought our anti-virus would protect us."   

Resulting costs can include millions of dollars and significant patient attrition.

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