Cool FEMA Mobile App

Check out FEMA’s new mobile app! The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a mobile app to consolidate weather alerts, safety reminders, shelter locations, and FEMA contacts. You can even upload photos to help first responders and create custom emergency information for your family and business! Find out more at http://www.fema.gov/mobile-app?utm_source=hp_promo&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=femagov_hp

4 Steps for Creating a Business Continuity Plan

Developing strategies for business growth is a cornerstone of the modern organization. Developing strategies to help avoid business loss is just as important, which means business continuity plans are critical. These documents provide detailed plans on how to keep essential operations running during an emergency in order to minimize losses. Some organizations call these documents “disaster recovery plans.” Others use …

4 Steps to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is coming, but disaster and extended power and internet outages can strike at any time. Is your office prepared? Follow these steps to weather any storm: 1. Keep an Off-Site List of Contacts You may have thousands of customers and vendors. If you don’t have all your contacts up-to-date on your mobile devices, keeping an offsite contact list printed from your …

How to Avoid Creating Weak Passwords

You have likely heard that using strong passwords is an integral part of protecting a company’s data. But do you know what makes a password strong or weak? To find out, here is a quick quiz: Take a look at the list of passwords below. (The quotes are not part of the passwords.) Which of the following are strong passwords? …

Adobe Issues Emergency Update to Flash After Ransomware Attacks

Recently, Adobe Systems Inc. issued an emergency update to its Adobe Flash software after ransomware was discovered, exploiting a previously unknown security flaw. Adobe recommended updating the software for over 1 billion Flash users on Windows, Mac, Chrome and Linux computers. According to Reuters.com, the ransomware, now being called “Cerber,” is a “zero-day” bug that encrypts data, locks up computers, …

Uninstall QuickTime for Windows Now!

The Department of Homeland Security has posted an alert (TA16-105A) advising users to uninstall QuickTime for Windows immediately. The alert aligns with a Trend Micro Urgent Call to Action posted on April 14, 2016. It states, since Apple will no longer be issuing security updates for QuickTime on the Windows platform, the software may be vulnerable to attacks. The advisement …

Office for Civil Rights HIPAA Email Alert

As a part of its continued efforts to assess compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has begun its next phase of audits of covered entities and their business associates. The 2016 audit process begins with verification of an entity’s address and contact information. An email is being sent to …