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Office 365 ProPlus Now Aligns Its Update Schedule with Windows 10’s

Office 365 ProPlus Now Aligns Its Update Schedule with Windows 10’s

With the initial launch of Windows 10 in July 2015, Microsoft shifted toward delivering its products as a service rather than releasing major new editions every couple of years.

In line with the new software delivery method, the company now provides compulsory updates to help ensure that users are always running current and supported versions of their products.

HIPAA Compliance & Meaningful Use Tech Tips

HIPAA Compliance & Meaningful Use Tech Tips

HIPAA Compliance Tech Tips

Technical Requirements You May Not Understand

HIPAA Compliance can be a mystery. It can be even more mysterious when you don’t understand technology. When you dig deep and try to understand the tasks and procedures you need to protect electronic data you are likely to encounter technical terms—and IT buzzwords— that are confusing.

F1 Offers Cloud Services Support

F1 Offers Cloud Services Support

F1 Solutions is a proud reseller of Office 365, Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google hosted cloud services.  Many of you might be wondering if “the cloud” is the right option for you and this very well may be the case.  With Microsoft, Amazon and Google all getting into this arena, the cloud is the new buzz word.

Is Ransomware Reportable Under HIPAA Requirements?

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) states that “When electronic protected health information (ePHI) is encrypted as the result of a ransomware attack, a breach has occurred because the ePHI encrypted by the ransomware was acquired (i.e., unauthorized individuals have taken possession or control of the information), and thus is a “disclosure” not permitted under the HIPAA Privacy Rule,”.  Bad guys having control over your data and blackmailing you to retrieve the decryption keys qualifies as a breach.

F1 Solutions Performs Risk Assessments

As a reminder to those of you that fall under some kind of government compliance requirements, F1 Solutions can help you through the risk assessment and remediation process.  F1 is a leader in the Huntsville and North Al area and has the Information Technology security expertise that is essential to the regulatory compliance process.

What is F1 doing to be compliant?

Many of our clients fall under some type of government regulations due to the sensitivity or the data that they store, process or transmit.  Because F1 Solutions has unique access to client networks and manages clients in the Healthcare, Financial, Government Contracting, Infrastructure, and Retail industries, we decided years ago to strengthen our own data protections to better support you.

Elements of a Good Security Awareness Program

Those of you that fall under data protections regulations like HIPAA, DFARS, ITAR, FISMA, SOX, GLBA, PCI DSS and others, know that you are required by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) to have an ongoing Data Security Program.  You must train at least once per year on how to recognize ways that  malware can infiltrate your systems and must have an periodic, security reminder program.

Information Update – F1 Offers Cloud Services Support

F1 Solutions is a proud re-seller of Office 365, Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google hosted cloud services.  Many of you might be wondering if “the cloud” is the right option for you and this very well may be the case.  With Microsoft, Amazon and Google all getting into this arena, the cloud is the new buzz word.