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June 2019 Blog

  • Avoiding Cyber Security Pitfalls: Vendors and Protected Health Information

    Under HIPAA, a medical provider, insurance carrier, or other covered entity can be held responsible for the cyber breach or HIPAA violation of a vendor that has access to protected health information (PHI). In one recent incident, a Florida health care provider was forced to pay $500,000 to resolve the alleged HIPAA violations of its…

    Posted 6/26/2019
  • Temporarily Aggravated

    We have written about aggravation of pre-existing condition claims in South Carolina; so you are familiar with the legal standard. The claimant has the burden to prove, by a preponderance of the evidence including medical evidence, that their injury has aggravated a pre-existing condition or that the pre-existing condition has aggravated the effects of their…

    Posted 6/26/2019
  • The NSA Urges Windows Updates/Update Your Policies Too!

    Many companies, including those who were victims in mass breaches, find it tedious and expensive to keep their systems up to date.  The primary problem is that there are vulnerabilities in every system that make them potentially subject to individuals with bad intentions.  When Microsoft discovers these issues, they will release patches, but typically only…

    Posted 6/13/2019
  • Recent Trends in the Threat Landscape

    The reports are out for the Winter 2018-2019 main attack vectors, and unsurprisingly, almost everything is up.  Proofpoint reports on many of the most important statistics facing organization.  They report 30% of phishing and malware attacks targeted generic email accounts, 60% of attacks spoofed 5 or more people and 80% of attacks were sent to…

    Posted 6/7/2019
  • Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Change of Condition for the Worse

    The Appellate Panel of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission recently issued an opinion regarding the specifics of how a claim for a change of condition for the worse is filed within the one-year statute of limitations. In this particular case, claimant sustained an admitted compensable injury to her left shoulder on January 28, 2015….

    Posted 6/5/2019