Each PSB Online Learning course comes with:
  • A business admin portal and a wide variety of capabilities for one (or more) of the purchased courses for each organization.
  • A variety of reports for student course progress, course results and more.
  • A quiz for each course.
  • A certificate of course completion for each student; one for passing the course exam, or one for passing with an exceptionally high score.
  • Supplemental materials for the course.
  • The ability for the business admin to upload documents into the PSB learning portal for all the associated organization learners to access. For example, security and privacy policies and procedures, forms, reference documents, and any other type of security, privacy and compliance management file that does not contain any regulated personal data, such as HIPAA protected health information (PHI).
  • Messaging capabilities within each organization’s business admin learning portal.

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Online Training

Online Learning

Privacy & Security Brainiacs (PSB) provides trusted tools to help the smallest to largest organizations effectively, efficiently and affordably meet their information security, privacy and compliance obligations in simplified ways.

PSB provides online IT, data security, cyber security, privacy, and compliance learning and other SaaS services to organizations at affordable prices, leveraging the experience, expertise and reputation of the company founder, Rebecca Herold. Also utilizing the technical expertise of Noah Herold to oversee programmers and developers, and to manage technologies involved with the services.

PSB products and services provide effective, economical and easy to use and understand online learning modules and subscription services to help organizations with direct, personal help on and ongoing basis, to support every business’s obligations and risk management needs to mitigate their data and systems risks to prevent privacy breaches and security incidents, as well as to meet the many and increasing legal requirements for education and risk management.



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Get in touch with us today and we will set you up with a free trial account, and we will also be happy to discuss how we can help you’re your organization with overall privacy, security and compliance program management. Please email sales@privacysecuritybrainiacs.com or leave a voice mail, with your name and contact information, at 515-491-1564.

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HIPAA Enforcement Summary for Second Quarter 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.

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HIPAA Enforcement Summary for First Quarter 2021

HIPAA 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 in situations where breaches were not involved. Non-compliance penalties have been given for not following requirements in the Privacy Rule, Security Rule and Breach Notification Rule. In Q1 of 2021 all but one of the non-compliance penalties were applied against entities for violation of the HIPAA Privacy Rule's right of access standard. These entities ranged from small clinics to a large health insurer that experienced a multi-year breach affecting over 9.3 million people. Multi-year corrective actions and multi-million-dollar penalties were applied by the HHS OCR for violating multiple Privacy Rule, Security Rule and Breach Notification Rule requirements. See and hear a summary of all the penalties and required actions the HHS OCR gave in Q1 2021 in this free video from Privacy & Security Brainiacs. For more information and resources on HIPAA visit https://privacysecuritybrainiacs.com/.

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HIPAA Enforcement Summary for Fourth Quarter 2020

HIPAA 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 leveled 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. This free video provides an overview of the penalties applied in Q4 2020.

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HIPAA PHI Use: Overview of When to Protect PHI, and Acceptable PHI Uses

This free training video provides a quick overview of what protected health information, or PHI, is and its importance in maintaining HIPAA compliance.

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HIPAA Enforcement Summary for Third Quarter 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) applied ten HIPAA fines with penalties against covered entities (CEs) and business associates (BAs) in Q3, 2020. This training provides details including the organizations receiving the penalties, the amounts of the penalties, the types of incidents that resulted in the penalties, and the specific protected health information (PHI) items that were involved. It also provides the total number of penalties applied since HIPAA went into effect, the most common non-compliance issues involved with al those penalties, and the total value of all HIPAA penalties applied up through the end of September, 2020.

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HIPAA Security Rule Overview

This brief overview of the HIPAA Security Rule grants students an understanding on what the Security Rule is and how it is applied in real life, including information on the different types of safeguards, implementation specifications, and the need for risk analyses.

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HIPAA Privacy Rule Overview

The HIPAA Privacy Rule gives individuals important rights with respect to their protected health information and is instrumental in protecting individuals’ privacy and their PHI. This quick training video gives an overview of the nature and importance of the Privacy Rule.

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Work From Home Security and Privacy

If you have anyone from your organization working from home, or any other remote location, occasionally or on a long-term basis, you must be aware of the related information security and privacy risks and how to mitigate them. With what may be the majority of office workers throughout the world now working from home, cybercrooks, business competitors, and nation-state hackers are actively exploiting the vulnerabilities that are present in most home and remote offices. This training video covers one of the ways that those cyber spies get into your home: through IOT devices.

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HIPAA for Business Associates Overview

This free training course designed for business associates provides a quick overview of the basic requirements that BAs are required to adhere to in order in order to maintain compliance with HIPAA. Covered topics include Security Rule requirements, Privacy Rule requirements, breach response requirements, and penalties and sanctions.

Would you like to get a feel for how our platform works? Did you see one or more courses you’d like to learn more about? Get in touch with us today and we will set you up with a free trial account, and we will also be happy to discuss how we can help you’re your organization with overall privacy, security and compliance program management. Please email sales@privacysecuritybrainiacs.com or leave a voice mail, with your name and contact information, at 515-491-1564.