On February 1, 2017, the HHS OCR announced that the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas (Children’s) received a $3.2 million HIPAA non-compliance penalty based on its impermissible disclosure of unsecured electronic protected health information (PHI) and non-compliance with multiple HIPAA requirements over many years. Children’s has paid the full civil money penalty of $3.2 million. Children’s is a pediatric hospital in Dallas, Texas.
Want a video doorbell for your home? You’re not alone. This connected front door device, called the Skybell, is one of 2017’s biggest and most popular smart home hits. Skybell is a doorbell, a video camera, and a two-way communications device all wrapped into one—and it gets even better when it’s installed as part of a smart home security system. Here are five really useful things you can do with one.
An Omni-Watch system, powered by Alarm.com, is a revolutionary wireless service that enables you to be vigilant for your family, keeping everyone comfortable and safe. Today’s connected home is more than just about shiny buttons, bells and whistles. It is the haven where families thrive, work and play. Protecting that haven is important to us here at Omni-Watch Systems. So we compiled a list of 7 of the most important benefits to having the smartest house on the block.
When my son was five, I overheard him plotting with the girl next door to sneak out and meet up for a play date—after my husband and I were asleep. That was the day I decided to get a smart home security system. A mom can’t rely on overhearing every plot, I realized. Even with mother’s intuition (and good hearing), I knew I was going to need some help to protect my kids from their own most audacious schemes.
Don’t wait: check the date. That’s a message from the National Fire Prevention Association, organizers of Fire Prevention Week. If the smoke alarms in your house are more than ten years old, advise the experts, it’s time to replace them. Not many homeowners know how old their smoke detectors are, but it’s easy to find out: just unscrew each detector from its mounting, and check the date of manufacture on the back.
The latest email account breach impacting more than one billion Yahoo accounts has users all over the world worried about how to protect their digital privacy. What should you do now? News that the struggling internet company was breached back in 2013 — coming on top of a separate hack that exposed some 500 million Yahoo users — should serve as a reminder that everyone’s email and personal information is vulnerable to hacking.
Given how complex PCI compliance is, our customers have a lot of questions surrounding PCI and its compliance. Not surprising given how important it is to make sure you are compliant. We thought it would be useful to list the five most common questions we get and give you the answers.
Recently, we talked about the risks every business runs from credit card fraud and fact that they need to make sure they are PCI compliant or face significant penalties. We thought it would be helpful to dive in a little deeper in this email to make sure you understood how PCI works.