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NIST Makes Passwords a Little Easier

After much research, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has determined that we have been doing passwords all wrong! Traditionally, best practice for password use has been a minimum of 6 characters composed of a combination of letters, numbers...

The Right Cyber-Talk

I recently taught a cyber security class to a large medical practice.  The goals were to better protect the organization from cyber-attacks and to improve their HIPAA compliance.  This medical practice is a well-run and well-managed business that invests in its...

Are you Cyber Confident?

In our conversations with healthcare practice managers and CIOs - whether at small-to-medium practices, dental offices, outpatient facilities, or hospitals - we've found that few leaders feel confident in their organization's ability to protect against and respond to...

HIMSS 2018 – Take Aways

I attended the national HIMSS 2018 conference in Las Vegas a few weeks ago.  43,000+ roaming loose in Vegas, primarily in a few hotels and the Sands Expo Center.  It was mayhem.  I attended the Cyber Security Symposium all day Monday.  Six sessions focused on cyber...

Third Rock Enhances SECURETexas Capabilities

Third Rock Enhances SECURETexas Capabilities Customized to over 20 types of healthcare specialties for better protection of patient information against cyber threats    Austin, TX – March 21, 2018 – Third Rock, a preferred vendor for Texas Health Services Authority...

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.