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

 Healthcare Data Privacy and Security Firm Meets Demand for HIPAA Expertise and Audit Support by Business Associateslogo_transparent_final


Austin, Texas, November 17, 2015 —  Additionally, the company announced that GetWellNetwork, the leader in Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) solutions, is the first BA to employ its vCISO service for expert support and advisement on maturing and managing its information security program.

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CynergisTek CEO Elected to AEHIS Board of Trustees

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

Industry Thought Leader, Mac McMillan, to Further Support Association by Providing Guidance on Key Issues Impacting Healthcare IT Security

Austin, Texas, November 12, 2015 CynergisTek™, an authority in health information security, privacy, and compliance, 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.

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OIG 2016 Work Plan Has Been Released

OIG 2016 Work Plan Targets Hospital Safeguards for PHI, Contingency Plans & Medical DevicesOIG logo

HHS’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its 2016 work plan detailing new investigations it plans to undertake next year. According to the report the OIG plans to look into the effectiveness of the Office for Civil Rights in enforcing the HIPAA Security Rule and whether the FDA’s oversight of hospital’s networked medical devices is sufficient to protect ePHI and patient safety. The work plan also updated the status of ongoing engagements to examine hospital’s compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule requirements to have contingency plans for responding to an emergency or natural disaster.

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25% Off Select Phishing Assessment Campaigns

Limited Time Offer: Choose Your Phishing Assessment Campaign

Did you know that phishing is one of the most common cyber attacks in the industry? We’ve seen phishing be the cause of several recent breaches, including the mega breach Anthem had earlier this year. The first step to fighting the phishing threat is creating awareness and knowing what to look for in suspicious emails. To help the industry fight back, CynergisTek has a limited time offer* available on four select phishing assessment campaigns. Choose the offer that best fits for your organization’s needs and receive 25% off the standard price.* All four programs span over one year and can test up to 2,500 email addresses each time. Protect your security program by empowering employees with the knowledge they need to avoid becoming a victim of a well-crafted phishing attack. But don’t wait to select your campaign. Offer ends soon and is subject to availability.

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CynergisTek Continues to Support Industry Associations

In 2014 CHIME invited CynergisTek to become a Foundation Firm member of its recently formed association, Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS). AEHIS is designed to support and educate top healthcare IT security leaders, especially the CSO and CISO and is the first professional organization to exclusively serve senior Health IT security leaders. 



Click here to learn more about CHIME and click here to learn more about AEHIS.

CynergisTek Named As One of Top 3 Privacy and Security Assistance Firms

CynergisTek was recognized by KLAS® as one of three firms provider organizations are turning to most for privacy and security assistance in its “Security and Privacy Perception 2014: High Stakes, Big Challenges” report, released in May 2014. For further details, visit KLAS online at and view “Security and Privacy Perception 2014: High Stakes, Big Challenges.”

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“CynergisTek is a trusted partner and provides exceptional service, offering the expert guidance on risk management that we need to sustain and improve our overall security posture.” –Chuck Podesta, Former Chief Information Officer, University of Vermont Medical Center



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“We decided to use CynergisTek’s VSM program because it goes way beyond other BAA management solutions. CynergisTek reviews my vendors’ risks and helps us ensure due diligence managing that risk.” Francois Bodhuin, Technology Director – ISO Information Systems, Inspira Health Network