Clearsense Partners with CynergisTek to Safeguard Data Assets & Ensure HIPAA Compliance

June, 27, 2016 - CynergisTek today announced that Clearsense, a Florida-based data analytics firm, has selected the company’s Compliance Assist Partner Program for Business Associates (BA CAPP) to ensure compliance with extended HIPAA regulations and to strengthen its security infrastructure in the face of increasingly sophisticated threats. CynergisTek’s BA CAPP will provide Clearsense with ongoing independent review of its privacy and security programs and procedures to ensure thorough maintenance and compliance.

Coalfire Accredited as a CSA STAR Certification Assessor

June 1, 2016 - Coalfire today announced it has been accredited as a CSA STAR Certification assessor. The CSA STAR Certification is the most popular cloud security provider certification program, integrating a three-tiered provider assurance package of self- assessment, third-party audit and continuous monitoring. As an assessor, Coalfire will be responsible for rating CSP security measures and highlighting where gaps may exist.

Clearwater Compliance Ranks in Top 20 for Second Consecutive Year

April 26, 2016 - Clearwater Compliance today announced it has earned another spot on the “20 Most Promising Enterprise Security Companies 2016” list by CIOReview Magazine, for the second consecutive year. A technology magazine that focuses on enterprise solutions, CIOReview is a leading source for technology decision makers.

CynergisTek Updates OCR Compliance & Audit Services to Ready for Phase 2 of HIPAA Audit Program

April 15, 2016 - CynergisTek today announced that it has updated its suite of OCR Compliance & Audit Services to provide healthcare organizations with tools that are aligned with the new phase 2 HIPAA audit protocol adopted by the Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR). OCR will inaugurate the next phase of its HIPAA audits by beginning desk audits of covered entities in May, and desk audits of business associates in June. The OCR HIPAA compliance desk audits will review the policies and procedures adopted and employed by covered entities and their business associates to meet selected standards and implementation specifications of the Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules.

CynergisTek CEO to Keynote CHIME Information Security Events for Third Consecutive Year

April 12, 2016 - CynergisTek today announced that its CEO, Mac McMillan, was selected by the CHIME to deliver the closing keynote address at six of the organization’s cybersecurity-focused 2016 LEAD Forums, Health Information Executive’s Guide to Cybersecurity. As part of CHIME’s education program, the forums will provide best practices for CIOs and CISOs to protect their organizations from cybersecurity threats. This marks the third consecutive year that McMillan, also an AEHIS Board Member, has been invited to keynote the events.

CynergisTek CEO Selected to Lead Two Presentations at HIMSS16 on Cybersecurity in Healthcare

February 2, 2016 - CynergisTek today announced that its CEO, Mac McMillan, was selected to lead two sessions at the 2016 Healthcare Information Management Systems Society Annual Conference and Exhibition. In the session titled, “Compliance Does Not Equal Security,” McMillan and CynergisTek client, Jay Adams, the Director of Information Security at Tallahassee Memorial, will co-present on ensuring the security of medical records.

Coalfire Ranks 15th on Consulting Magazine’s List of the Fastest Growing Firms

WESTMINSTER, CO – February 2, 2016 – Coalfire today announced it was named to Consulting Magazine’s list of the fastest growing consulting firms in United States. It was the only Colorado-based company on the list. Selection criteria for the Fastest Growing Firms is based solely upon percentage of increased revenue from 2011-2014. With Coalfire’s growth rate at nearly 188... read more

Coalfire Adds Luke McOmie & Ryan Jones to Bolster Labs Division

January 20, 2016 – Coalfire, a leader in cyber security risk management and compliance services, today announced Luke McOmie and Ryan Jones have joined the company to lead its Labs division. Each bring more than 20 years of cybersecurity and penetration testing experience at a variety of organizations both internally at enterprises and service providers. McOmie joins Coalfire as the director of penetration testing; Jones is the Lab’s managing director.

CynergisTek Declares 2015 Record Year for Revenue & Company Growth

January 7, 2016 - CynergisTek today announced that it achieved record growth in 2015, with a more than 50 percent increase in revenue over the last calendar year, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 37 percent over the last three years. Additionally, the company saw approximately 80 percent increase in bookings, representing a CAGR of nearly 70 percent over the last three years. CynergisTek attributes this continued growth to increasing demand by healthcare organizations and business associates for its specialized services that address the latest data security challenges and government regulations.

CynergisTek CEO Elected to Board of Trustees for CHIME’s Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security

November 12, 2015 - CynergisTek today announced that its CEO, Mac McMillan, has been elected to the board of trustees for the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS). In this role, McMillan will help the organization continue to evolve to meet member needs by providing ongoing healthcare information technology (HIT) security guidance. McMillan will also help inform policymakers and the public on key issues impacting the HIT industry.

CynergisTek Extends Virtual CISO Service to Business Associates; Adds GetWellNetwork to Growing Client Portfolio

November 17, 2015 - CynergisTek today announced that it has extended its Virtual Chief Information Security Officer Service to serve business associates of healthcare provider organizations, as well as covered entities. The service integrates CynergisTek’s experienced security professionals into an organization’s existing information security program to ensure effective management and regulatory compliance.

Atlantic Health System Expands Partnership with CynergisTek to Address Heightened Cyber Threat Environment

October 6, 2015 — CynergisTek today announced that Atlantic Health System, one of the largest non-profit health care organizations in New Jersey, has expanded its security services engagement with the company. The system recently completed CynergisTek’s Phishing Assessment program to evaluate its overall susceptibility to phishing attacks using realistic scenarios and comprehensive perimeter evaluations that identify areas of vulnerability. Findings from the exercise provided the organization with a baseline understanding of its workforce’s ability to identify suspicious emails and valuable insight into how far in the phishing net they swam.

CynergisTek Executives to Present Three Educational Sessions on Privacy & Security at AHIMA National Conference

September 21, 2015 - CynergisTek today announced that its CEO, Mac McMillan, and Vice President of Compliance, David Holtzman, have been selected to present educational sessions on privacy and security at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 2015 Convention & Exhibit in New Orleans, LA. The sessions will draw from the presenters’ in-depth knowledge and firsthand experience to detail imminent regulatory enforcement activity, current cyber security trends, and how to prepare for Meaningful Use audits.

Memorial Hermann Health System Selects CynergisTek’s Compliance Assist Partner Program & Phishing Assessment Service to Manage Security

Largest Not-for-Profit Health System in Southeast Texas Engages with Security Leader to Meet Complex HIPAA & Other Regulatory Requirements   Austin, Texas, August 25, 2015 — CynergisTek™, an authority in health information privacy, security and compliance, today announced that Memorial Hermann Health System (Memorial Hermann), an integrated health system serving Southeast Texas and the Greater... read more

Redspin Announces Increase in Activity from Healthcare Business Associates

August 3, 2015 - Redspi has announced in the first six months of 2015, they’ve helped more healthcare Business Associates (BAs) than in all of 2014. The demand is attributed to the HIPAA Omnibus Rule requirement for BAs and their subcontractors to fully comply with HIPAA security regulations. A Business Associate is defined as any organization that has access to the protected health information (PHI) of a HIPAA Covered Entity.