Free eBooks

Cybersecurity for Grandparents

While some seniors are quite savvy when it comes to protecting their online security, others may not be as security or privacy savvy for all aspects of technology use.

This set of free ebooks provides easy-to-understand guidance and information which can help anyone raise their awareness of proper data security and privacy practices.

We hope you find these 3-volume sets of flipbooks useful. Each flipbook can be downloaded as a PDF of using the flipbook navigation bar at the bottom of the flipbook pages.

We welcome your feedback! info@privacysecuritybrainiacs.com.

Q3 2021 Edition: Credit Reports, Device Updates, and Social Media

Cybersecurity for Grandparents Q3 2021 Edition is now available in print form from Amazon! Consider purchasing a copy if you want to help your family, friends, or coworkers improve their privacy and security practices.

Cybersecurity for Grandparents Volume 1 – Get Yer Free Credit Reports Here!

This 18-page flipbook discusses the importance of regularly checking credit reports, and provides advice and directions for how to obtain free credit reports, what to look for within the credit reports, and how to correct errors. It also provides pointers to useful online websites to use.

Cybersecurity for Grandparents Volume 2 – Keep Your Computing Devices Updated!

This 20-page flipbook discusses the importance of keeping all types of computing devices, and associated software, updated. It also provides tips to most easily and efficiently do this, and provides pointers to websites with more information about updating specific types of devices.

Cybersecurity for Grandparents Volume 3 – Protect Privacy and Security on Social Media Sites!

This 16-page flipbook discusses the importance of being careful on social media. It describes the types of actions to take to secure information posted there, and to keep from being tricked into providing personal data that may then be taken and used for identity fraud, to catphish others, or even to physically target someone for a home invasion.

Q4 2021 Edition

Cybersecurity for Grandparents Volume 4 – Securing Smart Homes

This 28-page flipbook describes the security and privacy risks that the most common types of technologies within a smart home bring to those in the smart homes, and discusses the importance of securing the wide range of technologies and devices used. It also provides many lists of actions smart home occupants can take, and security must-haves that they can implement, to significantly mitigate the risks, strengthen the security of their smart home network and devices, and protect their privacy.

Cybersecurity for Grandparents Volume 5 – Securing IoT On the Go

In this 32-page we list high-level security tools and actions that can dramatically and effectively reduce the security and privacy risks related to using mobile IoT products, as well as those commonly used in situations where people are mobile. For example, fitness trackers, drones, smart highways, and many others.

HIPAA Enforcement Summary Q2 2021

The number of resolution agreements released were noticeably down in Q2. However, that does not mean that the HHS OCR is not doing investigations and compliance audits. They are doing many! Q2 just had fewer resolution agreement finalized in Q2 than in the past several other quarters.

As you will see within this complimentary flipbook, the penalties were evenly divided between Privacy Rule noncompliance (for not complying with requirements for right of access to PHI), and Security Rule noncompliance (for a wide range of noncompliance issues).

HIPAA Enforcement Summary Q1 2021

We are pleased to provide to you our next flipbook providing a succinct summary of the HIPAA penalties applied by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in Q1, 2021. As you will see within this complimentary flipbook, a large penalty was applied for a long-term hack that gave cybercriminals unauthorized access to patient records over many months. And, continuing the trend of 2020, fines and penalties continue to be applied for HIPAA non-compliance with the Right of Access requirement. As more complaints are received by the HHS OCR for non-compliance with the HIPAA requirements for allowing individuals access to their associated health data, those non-compliance penalties are also becoming more commonly applied, and associated fines are being levelled against not just large organizations, but every organization size from the largest down to one-person providers and insurers who do not follow the requirements for providing copies of PHI in a timely manner to the applicable requestors.

We hope you find this free flipbook useful. You are also able to download a PDF of the eBook through the flipbook navigation bar at the bottom of the flipbook pages.

We welcome your feedback! info@privacysecuritybrainiacs.com.

Personal Data Privacy

In honor of Data Privacy Day, January 28, 2021, Privacy & Security Brainiacs is pleased to provide you with this concise eBook describing three things to do now to dramatically improve the protection of your privacy. Certainly, everyone needs to do more than three things to protect privacy. However, if you take the three actions described in this eBook, you will dramatically improve the protection of your privacy! You can then take a few more actions next month. And the month after.

HIPAA Enforcement Summary Q4 2020

We are happy to provide our next eBook providing a succinct summary of the HIPAA penalties applied by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in Q4, 2020. As you will see within this complimentary eBook, the penalties continue to be applied not only for HIPAA Security Rule and Privacy Rule noncompliance discovered after breaches have occurred, but more are being applied for HIPAA non-compliance. As more complaints are received by the HHS OCR for non-compliance with the HIPAA requirements for allowing individuals access to their associated health data, those non-compliance penalties are also becoming more commonly applied, and associated fines are being levelled against not just large organizations, but every organization size from the largest down to one-person providers and insurers who do not follow the requirements for providing in a timely manner copies of PHI to the applicable requestors.

HIPAA Enforcement Summary Q3 2020

With over 30 years of experience in IT, specializing in information security, privacy and compliance throughout that time, we know that executives and key stakeholders want quick summaries of the impacts to organizations for non-compliance sanctions and breach penalties. We created this eBook to provide information security, privacy and compliance leaders with a concise summary of the HIPAA penalties applied by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in Q3, 2020.