Third Rock Announces CompassDB™ – A Comprehensive Compliance Management Platform

Austin, TX, - Aug. 3, 2016 – Third Rock, provider of HIPAA Worry-Free Compliance™, announced CompassDB™ their compliance management platform.  CompassDB™ is designed to significantly reduce the cost and burden of HIPAA compliance for all parties involved.  Consulting firms who provide compliance services, and the clients, Covered Entities and Business Associates on which HIPAA regulations are focused, all will benefit. CompassDB™ is a cloud solution that provides safe, secure, web based s ...

Third Rock CEO serves as panelist for ISC(2) Challenges in Healthcare IT

Robert Felps, Third Rock CEO, was one of four panelist for the ISC(2) Austin Chapter in Austin, TX on March 14 discussing Challenges in Healthcare IT.  There were over 50 security experts in attendance.  The focus was on the state of Healthcare cyber-security.  HIPAA compliance was a primary focus from the panelist.  You must do a [Security] Risk Assessment to know what issues you have and prioritize the remediation of those issues.  The changes brought about by HITECH and later updates to HIPAA mak ...

Third Rock Introduces Cyber Security and HIPAA Compliance: Practical Steps to Protect Your Practice! CE course for Free to HealthCare Associations and Members

# # # FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Robert Felps rjf@thirdrock.com 512-310-0020 Third Rock Introduces Cyber Security and HIPAA Compliance: Practical Steps to Protect Your Practice! CE course for Free to HealthCare Associations and Members Austin, Tx, Mar 8, 2016 – Third Rock, provider of HIPAA Worry-Free Compliance™, is offering a free continuing education (CE) course to any Healthcare Association or Organization on Cyber Security and HIPAA Compliance: Practical Steps to Protect Your Practice! T ...

Your medical records are worth 500 times credit card information

Yes, you read that correctly.  In 2014 medical records were worth over 10 times the value of credit cards.  After several massive breaches and the loss of 100s of millions of credit cards, which were placed for sale on the dark net, the price of stolen credit card data plummeted to less than a dollar.  However, medical records can be worth up to $500 dollars per record.  You could argue the average average price for a stolen credit card record is $1 and the average price for a stolen medical record is $ ...

Even the big boys don’t always protect your network and data.

If you think someone else is protecting your computers, networks and data from cyber-threats you might want to think again.  You must take responsibility to implement a cyber-security plan.  Even consumers need to think defensively and take action.  The latest news says Dell has problems with their production process, which has allowed problems with computer configurations that allow for easier cyber-breaches. Dell security flaws reignite debate on pre-installed software Take Away: Start today to creat ...

Every business needs to have a cyber-security plan.

If you're in business and have any type of connection to the Internet you need to think about how to protect your business and your customers.  Here's a brief article by Kemp Little that addressNo Sensible business ignoring cyber threats says Kemp Little cyber-threats for all businesses. No Sensible business ignoring cyber threats says Kemp Little Take Away: Start today to create a cyber-security plan. ...

Focus on Technology: Anti-virus Maintenance

We see many covered entities that do NOT maintain their anti-virus.  It is EXTREMELY important that your IT staff (MSP) keeps the anti-virus definitions set for auto-update and that the anti-virus software itself is updated as needed.  We suggest that you have a monthly review of each computer and make sure the anti-virus software and definitions are current and working correctly. It's wise to review your anti-virus solution each year too.  There are usually a few top tier solutions that keep their so ...

Third Rock – Our CEO was Security Panelist at Health Tech ATX

Robert Felps, Third Rock CEO, was one of three panelist for the Health Tech ATX conference in Austin, TX on October 7.  There were over 75 Healthcare executives and security experts in attendance.  One of the main focuses was on the extreme rise in Healthcare cyber-security breaches and how to address them.  HIPAA compliance was the number one response from the panelist.  You must do a Risk Assessment to know what issues you have and prioritize the remediation of those issues.  The changes brought abo ...

Third Rock Recognized as one of Most Promising HIPAA Compliance Solution Providers for 2015!

Third Rock Recognized as one of Most Promising HIPAA Compliance Solution Providers for 2015! Click to Read Article In the July issue of Healthcare Tech Outlook, Third Rock has been recognized as one of the nation’s Top 20 Most Promising Healthcare Compliance Providers for 2015!  “We are very excited and proud to be independently recognized by Healthcare Tech Outlook.  Our hard work to deliver affordable advanced cyber security and comprehensive HIPAA compliance has been very well received by our c ...

Protecting Yourself from a Cyber Breach (3 of 3)

This article is the third in a three-part series from Third Rock, a leading HIPAA Compliance and Risk Management provider, describing various methods to help protect your healthcare organization from breaches, and cyber-breaches in particular. Last week, we highlighted the financial impact of a cyber-breach for a healthcare organization and why it is so important to protect your data from breaches.  Today’s article will look at the two most significant approaches towards protecting your organization f ...

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