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Impact Makers participated in the North Carolina HIMSS Cybersecurity Forum and Winter Dinner on January 28, 2016 in Winston Salem, NC. The event addressed the many approaches to provide a secure infrastructure as providers and the healthcare industry are challenged to manage ever-growing patient information. more
Impact Makers’ Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) consulting practice is seeing these significant trends: 1) Encryption is the best option! 2) Risk Assessments are the linchpin! and 3) Information sharing on cyber-threats yields better security!
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8th Annual Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through (HIPAA) Security Conference by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Sept 2-3, 2015
This conference offered sessions exploring security management and technical assurance of electronic health information. Presentations covered a variety of current topics including updates on the Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule, breach management, business associate liability, managing 3rd party risk, securing medical devices, and more. more
Virginia Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Directive to Strengthen Cybersecurity Protocol (Executive Directive 6), August 31, 2015
A tall order with a sense of urgency, Executive Directive 6 was issued by Governor McAuliffe to strengthen the Commonwealth’s cybersecurity measures in order to protect personal information and sensitive data through the expansion of cyber-related risk management activities. more
Deidre Tompkins, a Senior Consultant at Impact Makers, was elected President of the ISACA Virginia Chapter. ISACA is a nonprofit, independent association that advocates for professionals involved in information security, assurance, risk management and governance.
The goal of the ISACA Virginia Chapter is to sponsor local educational seminars and workshops, conduct regular chapter meetings, and help to further promote and elevate the visibility of the Information Security audit, control and security profession throughout the region. more