Another week, another roundup! From browser bugs to costly HIPAA settlements, this week was filled with great articles ripe for the picking. Miss any juicy headlines? Fret not, dear MSPs! As we start the month of May, let us first pay homage to this last week of April!
The One Story You Were All Talking About This Week
Poor Internet Explorer just can’t catch a break. First, there was its laughable speed of service. Now, Microsoft’s browser has been hit with a “Zero Day,” remote code vulnerability. The news came straight after Microsoft retired the Windows XP operating system, leaving many users to fear that they wouldn’t be supported. Fortunately, an emergency Internet Explorer patch was issued Thursday, and Microsoft even extended the update to the outdated Windows XP software. If you’ve yet to upgrade, you caught a break, but it’s time.
IT Never Ends
Now that the Internet Explorer matter has been resolved, we’re good, right? Wrong. With Microsoft under the microscope, you may have missed these other new IT security concerns like AOL’s email breach or the ongoing threat of Zeus malware. IT never ends. There will always be attacks. What is your defensive strategy? Are you educating all members in your organization?
Get Hip to HIPAA
What’s all this hoopla about HIPAA? If you’re not HIPAA compliant and you suffer a data breach, you could be facing some serious legal charges to the tune of a couple million dollars. Not exactly chump change. Data breaches aren’t only orchestrated by malicious hackers. Losing sensitive medical documents counts too! By the way, what’s your MDM plan? Are you encrypting all sensitive info?
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