The Current State of Privacy and Cybersecurity in Texas Healthcare Organizations

Health IT has come a long way since the HITECH Act was introduced almost 10 years ago. Technology availability and accessibility has also increased dramatically in that time frame. While better connectivity has revolutionized healthcare, it has also opened the door to cyber risks. Testimony before the Texas Health Services Authority Board at the Texas State Capitol on Friday, October 4 reinforced recent headlines that cybersecurity is a persistent problem; one that will require greater resources at a ...

Third Rock Crushed OCR Audit in less than 14 days

Do you have a looming cybersecurity compliance audit with a seemingly unrealistic deadline? This case study shows how Third Rock, using CyberCompass™, was able to meet a tight OCR deadline for a healthcare client. Our Rapid Response Team, using our automated risk management platform, CyberCompass™, delivered in less than 2 weeks what competitors claimed would take at least 10.  If you are facing a cybersecurity compliance audit, recently experienced a breach, or are in need of an information secu ...

Meet Hayden

  Meet Hayden. He was born at 7:23 am on May 3. He started breathing too soon and swallowed liquid which caused him to struggle breathing.  Within an hour of being born, he was taken to the NICU. For 2 days he received amazing care from the doctors and nurses. He was discharged, happy and healthy, ready to take on the world. His future is bright and open to all possibilities.  Or is it? While the hospital protected his body, are they protecting his personal information? Can someone steal his i ...

Are you Safe?

Safety. Such an important word with so many different connotations. We ask safety questions constantly. Is my family safe? Will my house be safe? Is this a safe neighborhood? Are our schools safe? Many technologies are designed to specifically pacify our desire to feel safe.  We can track our child's cellphone. We buy alarms for our homes and doorbells with cameras. Schools install cameras and specially locking doors to protect the children.  But one area most people neglect, is cyber safety. Why?  B ...

THT Healthcare Governance Conference 2018

As a board member or executive of a hospital, have you ever wondered exactly what responsibility you have, if any, for security? Not just the physical security of the people who come to the hospital for care, but the protection of their information long after treatment has been given. Are you doing everything in your power to keep patients "cyber safe"? Third Rock is excited to be a sponsor of this year's Healthcare Governance Conference.  Come visit us at table 15 to find out exactly what questions ...

Third Rock Team Presenting at ISSA Austin

Boost your Cyber Confidence! Get some tips and inspiration when Third Rock’s Julie Rennecker, Robert Felps, and Mike Moran present Healthcare: Transforming an Industry from Cyber Victim to Cyber Confident at the ISSA Austin Chapter meeting tomorrow, March 20. For more information and to register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/austin-issa-march-2018-chapter-meeting-registration-43524591224   ...

Shortage of Qualified Cybersecurity Workers: “…the greatest cyber risk of all.”

The 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) released in February 2017 forecast a shortage of 1.8 million cybersecurity workers by 2020, while a study by Cybersecurity Ventures estimates “3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs” by 2021. While the projected magnitude of the shortfall varies from one study to the next, government experts, consultants, and pundits alike are unanimous in predicting that the current shortage of qualified cybersecurity workers will only get worse for the ...

2018 The Year of the Meltdown and Spectre

If you don't read about cybersecurity and stolen data everyday then you probably don't read much news.  But, if you scan the news headlines once in a while you're aware of the following: 2014 - The Year of the Cyber Breach 2015 - The Year of the Healthcare Cyber Breach 2016 - The Year of the Cyber Attack (it's common news) 2017 - The Year of Ransomware So, what will 2018 be dubbed?  2018 - The Year of the Meltdown?  Wait, what meltdown?  Or the Year of the Spectre?  Is that a ghost or ...

Protect Your Clients, Your Clients’ Data, and Your Business – a webinar offered by Developmental Services Network

Robert Felps, CEO of Third Rock, is proud to present a cybersecurity webinar - Protect Your Clients, Your Clients' Data, and Your Business - for Developmental Services Network on Thursday, January 18, 2018, 10:30am-11:30am PST. Did you know your client data is worth 50 times more than a credit card number on the dark web? A HIPAA approved client management system does not make you HIPAA compliant, nor does it completely protect your client data. Learn steps to improve your cybersecurity and ach ...

Third Rock Streamlines SECURETexas Privacy and Security Certification

Round Rock, TX – December 19, 2017 – Third Rock, who was awarded preferred vendor status with Texas Health Services Authority (THSA) in August this year, has streamlined the SECURETexas certification process to help healthcare organizations reduce liability by better securing patients’ Protected Health Information (PHI). Third Rock has incorporated the question set for the SECURETexas certification program into CompassDB, Third Rock's compliance management system.  Third Rock has shown that by ut ...

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