Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Spring Cleaning for the Home Office

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Did you know that 43% of Americans work from home at least *some* of the time?  Nope, me neither.  I saw that stat and was stunned by it.  Then I started thinking about it, and with our now blazing fast Internet speeds, it’s pretty easy to simply perform a remote login and get some things accomplished.  Of course, when you work from your home office, security is just as big an issue as it is when you are IN your office.  However, most of us take for granted the fact that our data is just as much at risk from home as from the office.  The problem is, that most folks don’t really think all that much about security, and consequently, leave themselves open to hacks, RansomWare, etc.
 
Those are big problems, but even bigger ones if you are dealing with sensitive data.  Therefore, if you are in healthcare, you have to approach HIPAA in the same manner at home as you would in your practice.
 
To that end, I came across a good article oni8 Security Spring Cleaning Tips for the Home Office. Kudos to the author Steve Zurier.  I think the article is definitely worth a read.

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