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Guide for HIPAA compliant email for therapists

April 9th, 2021 in Articles & News

As with all healthcare professionals in the United States, therapists need to be HIPAA compliant. They must follow the complex set of interlocking rules that make up the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The purpose of these rules is to secure patients’ Protected Health Information (PHI), as defined in the HIPAA Security Rule, …

Complete guide to selecting a HIPAA compliant email service

March 24th, 2021 in Privacy

This article is part of a series discussing various aspects of HIPAA compliance. ProtonMail is the world’s largest secure email provider, used by millions to protect their messages. We provide HIPAA compliant email to thousands of organizations, and we created this guide to explain how to select the best HIPAA compliant email provider for your …

What is HIPAA compliance? A healthcare privacy guide for organizations

February 18th, 2021 in Privacy

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) defines how healthcare services and their business associates in the United States handle sensitive data about their clients.  Regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS), it is a collection of closely aligned regulations aimed at ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of personal medical data. …

What is a HIPAA violation?

January 25th, 2021 in Articles & News

As a secure email service that provides end-to-end encrypted communications technology, we receive many inquiries from organizations that are required to comply with the United States’ Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). To help answer some of the key issues related to HIPAA compliance, we’ve launched a new series dealing with various aspects of …

HIPAA compliance checklist guide for 2021

January 20th, 2021 in Privacy

As discussed in our article on HIPAA Compliance, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a collection of closely aligned regulations that protect the medical data of patients in the United States. In that article, we also discuss who must be HIPAA compliant — covered entities and business associates — which basically means …

The benefits of using encrypted email for HIPAA compliance

September 27th, 2018 in Security

Organizations operating in the healthcare industry are continuously under pressure to use resources as efficiently as possible. They must provide innovation in patient care products and services while complying with increasingly stringent privacy and security regulations, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Email is an old technology that has become vastly …

Choosing the perfect email provider for your business

May 6th, 2021 in Articles & News

Modern business email tools are often built to get you in and out of your inbox as fast as possible, keeping you informed and organized. Often, however, this efficiency comes at the cost of privacy and security. You also need an email provider that helps keep your sensitive data secure, not one that is a …

ProtonMail’s Import-Export application has exited beta and is available to all paid users

September 10th, 2020 in Releases

All users who have a paid plan can use the Import-Export app to easily transfer emails between accounts or download your messages to your device.  This app lets you import your entire inbox from another email service provider, such as Gmail, Yahoo, or Outlook, to your secure ProtonMail account. You can also export your emails …

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How to secure data on your external hard drives and USB peripherals

September 8th, 2020 in Security

USB peripherals (commonly known as “flash drives”), memory cards, and external hard drives all make backing up and sharing your data simple. And they are becoming more critical as modern-day schooling, work, and life are increasingly awash in data. But what happens if you lose or misplace one of these devices? In many cases, the …

Top cybersecurity solutions for small businesses

April 3rd, 2019 in Security

Cyber criminals love to target small businesses because they know small and medium-sized businesses, short on time, resources, or expertise, cannot always secure their data. But the cost of not securing your company’s data has never been higher. The data breaches themselves and the GDPR fines make it too expensive for businesses to ignore cybersecurity. …

Email is the #1 target for hackers. Here’s how to secure email for your business

March 20th, 2019 in Security

Email is the primary attack vector for hacking and fraud, and the situation is only getting worse. From 2017 to 2018, email-based attacks on businesses increased 476%, according to the most recent threat survey by the cybersecurity firm Proofpoint. The FBI reports there are around 14,000 email scams each year worldwide, costing companies $12 billion. …

A cybersecurity guide for small businesses

February 7th, 2019 in Security

The Internet allows businesses of any size to work and reach markets around the world. Unfortunately, this potential for increased productivity and profitability is tempered by the security risks that the Internet presents. The fact is that cybersecurity must be a part of any business plan going forward. This is meant to be a quick …

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