The last few years have been busy ones in the privacy landscape. Several states have proposed or passed laws that give individuals a broad array of rights when it comes to the use of their personal information. Part of this new privacy movement also includes changes currently out for comment in the Notice of Proposed

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The United States is now almost one year into its COVID Pandemic Response that shifted a large percentage of its workforces to a remote office scenario.  While every organization works to maintain appropriate security and privacy safeguards in this new milieu, the stakes are higher for those companies that are obligated by the HIPAA Privacy

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By Dr. Heather Mark, CCEP Privacy data leaks can cause long term damage to an organization. This is why it is vitally important for organizations of all sizes to understand their relationship to toxic data, their need for it, and to develop protocols for dealing with it appropriately. Here are 5 questions to get you started.

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By Dr. Heather Mark, CCEP In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, fraudulent activity and scams have been on the rise.  As a result, scammers are looking for ways to test their stolen card information.  One way they do that is to find portals or e-commerce sites that have payment forms and use those forms

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By Dr. Heather Mark, CCEP Over the course of the last seven weeks, the business world has undergone a seismic shift.  Remote work, which had its advocates and detractors over the last two decades, has become a necessity.  The technology exists to make this happen, and while it hasn’t been without its obstacles, we’re living a

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By Dr. Heather Mark, CCEP The complex puzzle of PCI DSS compliance can be made more challenging for merchants when they introduce the wide variety of service providers that they use in order to service their customers.  Increasingly, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) are working to simplifying their merchants’ burdens by introducing integrated payment functionality.  In essence,

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Solution enables health systems to meet consumer expectations for mobile payments while complementing EMR functionality. Nashville, TN, February 27, 2020—Sphere, Powered By TrustCommerce, a leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software, today announced a new collaboration with VisitPay, the leader in patient financial engagement. Together, they have launched a mobile payments solution called

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By Dr. Heather Mark, CCEP The data economy has become so pervasive in today’s business that it sometimes is necessary to pause and think about where we’d be without the explosion of data that businesses have at their disposal.  Cloud software firm, Domo, releases an annual report each year on the astronomical growth of data.  Their

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By Dr. Heather Mark, CCEP Aristotle wrote that ethics is the habituation of right action.  Essentially, we don’t know what’s right out of the starting gate.  The virtue of ethical behavior is one that we acquire through example and guidelines.  We become ethical, or as Aristotle would have it, virtuous, through practice.  The more we

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Dr. Heather Mark, CCEP In May of this year, South Carolina became the first state to officially adopt the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)’s Model Law on CyberSecurity.  While the law is a first in that it’s specific to the insurance industry, many organizations that have already adopted controls for SOX, PCI DSS, and

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