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FBI Warns Healthcare Industry About Anonymous FTP Server Cyber Attacks

March 27, 2017 | By: Risk Management

Does your practice transfer files in order to share patient information or data? Do you use an FTP server? 
 
FTP is an acronym forFile Transfer Protocol. As the name suggests, FTP is used to transfer files between computers on a network. You can use FTP to exchange files between computer accounts, transfer files between an account and a desktop computer, or access online software archives.
 
If you do any of these things you need to read the below report from the FBI on Cyber Crimes related to FTP servers.

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OCR and DOJ Enforce Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act

January 04, 2017

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR), in partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut (DOJ), entered into a Voluntary Resolution Agreement with the John Dempsey Hospital, a subsidiary of the University of Connecticut Health Center (UConn Health), to ensure effective communication with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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