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Groups Call for Alignment of HIPAA Privacy Rule, Other Regs
on May 12, 2021
Organizations Express Concerns About HHS' Proposed HIPAA ChangesAs HHS weighs potential modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, regulators must consider aligning those changes with other health data regulations that deal with privacy, patient access to records and secure exchange of electronic health information, some industry groups commenting on the proposal say.
Alerts: Avaddon Ransomware Attacks Increasing
on May 12, 2021
FBI and Australian Officials Describe the ThreatAttackers are using Avaddon ransomware to target diverse organizations in the U.S., Australia and elsewhere, according to the FBI and the Australian Cyber Security Center. Among the recent victims was a service provider to Australian telecommunications company Telstra.
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