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The Latest HIPAA Settlement Is Eye-Catching

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 12:05 by ZixCorp
On Monday, Joseph Conn published an article for Modern Healthcare highlighting a recent HIPAA settlement between St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which as most of you know enforces the HIPAA Privacy Rule . Settlements with the OCR and breaches on its “Wall of Shame” are so frequent that it’s easy to ignore the latest news, but this particular article caught our eye when reporting: The settlement involved “a relatively rare enforcement area, Internet-based file-sharing services” Insight from Adam Greene, a well-known...
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New Survey Reveals Concerns with Security of Healthcare Information

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:38 by ZixCorp
Are healthcare organizations doing a good job of complying with HIPAA and ensuring the privacy and security of patient data? According to the 2015 Healthcare Information Security Today Survey, published today, an overwhelming majority of respondents – 79 percent - were confident or very confident their organization would “pass” a Department of Health and Human Services HIPAA compliance audit. That indicates they believe they’re making all the right moves. But are they really? While the forty-page survey confirms that most organizations are fulfilling the requirements of HIPAA, and the HITECH...
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Customer Spotlight – Knoxville Finds ZixCorp a No-brainer for Protecting Patient Privacy

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:42 by ZixCorp
As you may have noticed in the news recently, banks and large retailers are no longer the only companies susceptible to large-scale data breaches. With the amount of information traveling between doctors and patients, insurance providers and hospitals, hackers are starting to capitalize. That’s why Knoxville Hospital & Clinics in Iowa chose ZixCorp’s email data protection suite — including ZixCorp Email Encryption Services and ZixOne Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) solution — to grant employees secure email access within the hospital and on-the-go, while still meeting...
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Security Roulette – Ready to place your bet?

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 10:29 by ZixCorp
In roulette, odds are talked about in terms of the house edge, or the advantage the casino holds over the player. The house edge is always in the casino’s favor, so while a player may have a stroke of luck here or there, the odds are they’ll leave the table empty handed. Corporate security isn’t too far off from roulette – the stakes are high and, in 2015, the odds are no longer in your favor. Sony is the latest poster child for a company that took a gamble on security—and lost. In 2005, the executive director of information security at Sony, Jason Spaltro, sat across the table from an...
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Customer Spotlight — Financial Institution Banks on ZixOne to Overcome BYOD Hurdle

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:48 by ZixCorp
If a company isn’t familiar with BYOD, then implementing it can seem like risky business. These concerns are compounded when the company is a financial institution, in charge of protecting its clients’ valuable financial assets. That’s why when First State Bank of Bedias (FSBB) was considering a BYOD program, it knew it had an important decision to make. Like many organizations, FSBB had to overcome the hurdle of using BYOD to enhance employee convenience and productivity, while ensuring the appropriate measures were taken to keep corporate and client data safe. Originally, management...
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Customer Spotlight – Early Adopter Continues to Protect Patient Information with Email Encryption

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:41 by ZixCorp
The Final HIPAA Rule went into effect in March of last year. With its release some healthcare organizations, business associates and sub-contractors began to evaluate email encryption for assistance with compliance and to ensure protected health information was “unusable, unreadable, and indecipherable” in transit. However, many healthcare organizations, such as Bay Area Medical Center, were no strangers to the security solution. In 2004, Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette, Wis., set a goal to meet early HIPAA compliance standards and find a solution that was transparent and easy to use...
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An Inside Look into the ZixResearch Center

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 16:08 by ZixCorp
Recently, we sat down with experts from the ZixResearch Center to get insight into how ZixCorp’s industry-leading filtering policies determine which emails must be encrypted, or in the case of ZixDLP, which emails are quarantined. These policies provide a vital service to customers by identifying and protecting sensitive information in emails and attachments. Enjoy the Q&A below and feel free to leave comments if you have additional questions. - Could you tell us the role of the ZixResearch Center within the company? We have four people here to create and update specialized policy filters...
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Got GAME? Zix Brings Business-Class Message Encryption to Google Apps

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 06:40 by ZixCorp
Back in March, we were quick to applaud Google’s initiative to improve the secure email experience for Gmail users by forcing encryption through HTTPS connections. Yet many organizations need stronger and more comprehensive message encryption protection, particularly those that depend on Google Apps to meet compliance requirements for regulations like HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley and PCI-DSS. We have important news for compliance officers and security managers at those agencies and companies. ZixCorp and Google are launching Google Apps Message Encryption (GAME) – end-to-end email encryption,...
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Our Launch into DLP

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 14:35 by Geoff Bibby
Until recently all we’ve focused on is the advancement and optimization of email encryption. We have email encryption in a good place, delivering secure email as easy as regular email. No steps. No passwords. While we continue to invest in our email encryption, we saw a great opportunity to expand into a new technology – data loss prevention (DLP) – with a new product – ZixDLP . The opportunity was born out of listening to complaints about the complexity, cost and resources required to implement DLP coupled with our depth of email experience. So with that in mind, let’s dive into: “Why did we...
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