Kathryn Drake

About Kathryn Drake

Kathryn is Marketing Program Manager for CynergisTek, Inc.

CynergisTek Announces New Compliance Program Effectiveness Assessment

CynergisTek announced its new Compliance Program Effectiveness Assessment (CPEA) service, which provides a comprehensive evaluation of healthcare organizations’ regulatory compliance programs. CynergisTek’s CPEA is conducted by a team of experienced consultants in accordance with rigorous procedures outlined by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and the Health & Human Resources Office of Inspector General (OIG), as well as industry best practices.

March 22nd, 2017|

HIMSS17 Preview: Hacker Demos

CynergisTek's Senior Penetration Tester John Nye provides a preview of his HIMSS17 hacker demos, "Wireless Worries", "Mobile Devices and Portable Hacks", and "The Problem with Wetware."

February 8th, 2017|

CynergisTek Wins 2017 Best in KLAS Award in Cyber Security Category

CynergisTek™, an Auxilio company (OTCQB: AUXOD), an industry leader in health information privacy, compliance and cyber security, today announced that it was ranked Best in KLAS in the Cyber Security Advisory Services category in the 2017 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report. This is the first time this category has been included in the Best in KLAS rankings.

January 31st, 2017|

Auxilio has Acquired Healthcare IT Security Solutions Leader, CynergisTek for up to $34.3 Million

Auxilio, Inc. (OTCQB: AUXOD), a leading provider of complete document workflow solutions and IT security services for the healthcare industry, announced today that it will acquire Austin, TX based CynergisTek, an industry leader in health information privacy, compliance and cybersecurity consulting, for initial consideration of approximately $26.8 million in combined cash, stock, and seller debt. Additional “earn outs” may be paid of up to $7.5 million over the next five years based on certain financial criteria being met. The acquisition will enable the Company to meet growing demand from healthcare customers for comprehensive IT security solutions that reduce risk and deliver long-term value.

January 17th, 2017|

CynergisTek Grows Client Base Over 25 Percent in 2016

CynergisTek, an authority in health information security, privacy and compliance, today announced exceptional growth in 2016, with a 27 percent increase in client projects. Notably, the company signed Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Baptist Health and Faith Regional Health Services; and expanded existing relationships with Asante Health System and Gibson Area Health System. The company also closed several deals with business associates in 2016, including Clearsense, DataFile Technologies and SI-BONE.

January 4th, 2017|

2016 HIPAA Privacy & Security Workshop Recap

2016 was a very busy year for healthcare IT professionals. Cyberattacks targeted at provider organizations proved that they have the capability to disrupt operations for prolonged periods of time. These attacks not only cost money to the institutions affected, but also disrupted their ability to treat and serve patients. OCR issued nearly $30M in fines during 2016 and kicked off the next round of HIPAA compliance audits for both covered entities and business associates. To help address these challenges, CynergisTek hosted 27 HIPAA Privacy and Security Workshops in various cities throughout the country.

December 19th, 2016|

Benefits of Hiring Veterans in the Healthcare Industry

Our company has many ties to the military and veterans. CynergisTek’s co-founder and CEO Mac McMillan, himself a 21 year veteran of the Marine Corps and former Director of Defense for two Defense Agencies, recently told HealthLeaders Media that veterans often bring many strengths from their time of service to the private sector workforce. “…We look for … people that can operate independently, that are responsible, that we can trust, that we can expect to do the right thing. What we’ve witnessed with many former military folks is that they bring all those things that they learned in military with them to the private sector. The discipline, organization, the leadership, the commitment.” He also estimates that about 40% of our employees are veterans, and states that the other 60% of us learn a lot from the strengths that the veterans bring to the table.

November 11th, 2016|

CynergisTek Rated Above All Vendors in KLAS Security Advisory Services Report

Company Outpaced IT Consulting Giants to Set Bar for Highest Performance and Impact Austin, TX, October 18, 2016 – CynergisTek, an authority in health information security, privacy and compliance, today announced that it was the highest-rated firm healthcare providers rely on for security consulting and services in the KLAS report entitled, Security Advisory Services: Which Firms Are Helping Providers Sleep at Night?, released in October, 2016. According to the report, CynergisTek’s clients report the highest overall satisfaction and has the most clients who say the firm’s work had a significant impact on security preparedness. Since 2004, CynergisTek has built a reputation for providing superior security support, and this KLAS report suggests that CynergisTek has successfully set itself apart from much larger firms with specialized healthcare knowledge and multiyear partnership agreements.

October 19th, 2016|

CynergisTek Ranks #512 on Inc. 5000; Number One Healthcare Security Vendor on List

Healthcare IT Privacy and Security Firm is Included on List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies for Third Consecutive Year Austin, Texas, August 24, 2016 — CynergisTek, an authority in health information security, privacy and compliance, today announced it was ranked as the 512th fastest-growing private company in the U.S. on the annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking published by Inc. Magazine. This marks the third consecutive year the company has made this list, rising from number 941 in 2015 and 2252 in 2014. This year, CynergisTek is the highest ranked healthcare security company on the list, and is the eighth highest overall security vendor.

August 24th, 2016|