The Most Important Thing You’re Likely to Forget: Backups

As we’ve already stated several times in this training, therapists tend to be highly focused on the confidentiality of information and thus can easily forget about its availability. Antimalware, firewalls, and trusted WiFi can protect availability of information a little bit. However, the most reliable method, by far, of protecting information availability is to keep […]

Antimalware & Firewalls

If your computer touches protected health information at all, you want to make sure it is using antimalware software and a firewall. Also, at this point, let’s recognize that smartphones and tablets (e.g. iPads and Android tablets) are computers. So when we say “computer,” we mean everything that is computer-like. Antimalware Antimalware is software that […]

Using Encryption

If your computer touches protected health information at all, you want to make sure it is using full device encryption. Let’s recognize that smartphones and tablets (e.g. iPads and Android tablets) are computers. So when we say “computer,” we mean everything that is computer-like.   Full-Device Encryption, or “FDE”   FDE can actually stand for […]