Jan 1, 2021 4:01:00 PM

What would you do with a million dollars in a pandemic?

Over the past few months I’ve worked with multiple teams at HORNE as we’ve assisted State and Local Governments determine how to spend the funds provided to them through the Coronavirus Relief Fund (“CRF”) that was a result of the CARES act, which appropriated $150 billion to the fund to be directed to U.S. State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal governments.

Topics: COVID 19

Jan 1, 2021 10:45:00 AM

COVID-19 Impacts on HIPAA: Maintaining Security and Privacy for Your Organization

COVID-19 has changed the HIPAA landscape in the short term, and  some of these changes will undoubtedly echo long after the pandemic has ended. We’ve summarized the latest changes and how you can maintain the security goals for your organization and stay in compliance.

Topics: HIPAA, COVID 19

Jan 1, 2021 10:23:00 AM

A Tactical Crisis Response to Healthcare Cybersecurity

Introduction In May the Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC) and the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC) collectively created a tactical guide for how healthcare organizations can manage their cybersecurity threats during a crisis like COVID-19. During a crisis, the way your company works, specifically your technology and processes, can change dramatically. These changes create new attack surfaces and vulnerabilities.

Topics: COVID 19

Apr 13, 2020 6:00:00 AM

COVID-19 and Maintaining the Integrity of Your Information Security Policy

Remote Work and Information Security Policy Exceptions   There is a well-known metric included in risk assessments known as the Annualized Rate of Occurrence, or ARO. Risk events have varying AROs depending on the frequency with which they are expected to occur. Many risk events have AROs that are so low, meaning that the event is so unlikely to occur, that an organization may not have a formal, documented policy or procedure (such as Pandemic Response) that describes how the organization will react or account for the impact of such an event.

Topics: risk management, COVID 19