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Memorial Hermann Selects CynergisTek’s CAPP and Phishing Assessment Service to Manage Security

CynergisTek announced that Memorial Hermann Health System (Memorial Hermann), an integrated health system serving Southeast Texas and the Greater Houston community, has selected its Compliance Assist Partner Program (CAPP) to take a proactive approach to privacy and security amidst increased regulatory scrutiny in healthcare. The health system has also added CynergisTek’s Social Engineering and Phishing Assessment services for enhanced protection from external threats and continued awareness and training.

With CynergisTek’s CAPP, Memorial Hermann will benefit from ongoing technical testing, advisory services, and independent reviews of its privacy and security practices, assessing all assets for security and compliance with industry regulations. In addition, CynergisTek’s Social Engineering and Phishing Assessment services will help identify potential attack vectors, while experienced consultants provide valuable insight the health system needs to manage prospective incidents and educate employees on healthcare specific threats.

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FERPA Guidance on Disclosing Students’ Health Records


The US Department of Education (DoE) released draft Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) guidance for higher education institutions to address how student medical records (and student mental health records) can be disclosed in the event that there is a lawsuit or other legal action with a student. The guidance comes after a recent case where a student filed a lawsuit against a university because of how it handled an assault complaint.

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CynergisTek Ranks in Top 20% on Inc. Magazine’s 5000

CynergisTek Ranks No. 941 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of metal_rising_chart472% 

CynergisTek™ today announced that Inc. Magazine ranked the company No. 941 on the 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. CynergisTek is ranked for the second year in a row, rising to the top 20 percent, from No. 2252 in 2014.

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Infographic: HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey

HIMSS recently released the results of their 2015 Cybersecurity Survey, which surveyed healthcare leaders across the country on key topics related to their awareness and readiness for cyber attacks. You can view or download the full infographic below, but here are a few points we wanted to highlight:

  • Two-thirds of respondents reported that their organization had recently experienced a “significant” cyber event.
  • A large majority of respondents lack confidence in their organization’s ability to defend against zero-day attacks, with only 17% expressing confidence.
  • Nearly 70% of respondents rated phishing attacks as their top future threat of concern.
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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.”

What Our Customers Are Saying


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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