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HIPAA Cartoon on Social Media Use

HIPAA Cartoon Social Media

Here’s a cartoon on HIPAA and social media use to jump start your week.  You can’t think enough about HIPAA these days.  HIPAA audits are back, and OCR is having a vigorous enforcement year this year, something I plan to post about soon. […]

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Phishing Cartoon: Why Do Phishers Keep Sending Obvious Scam Emails?

Phishing Cartoon

Why do phishers waste their time with such obvious phishing scams when they can do so much better? One possible answer: They don’t have to do better.  They send out so many emails that they only need a very low percentage of people to click.  And people always do.  In fact, if phishing emails became […]

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GDPR Cartoon: Taking Privacy Seriously

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I created this cartoon to illustrate the fact that despite the increasing risk that privacy violations pose to an organization, many organizations are not increasing the funding and resources devoted to privacy.  More work gets thrown onto the shoulders of under-resourced privacy departments. It is time that the C-Suite (upper management) wakes up to the […]

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The Funniest Password Recovery Questions and Why Even These Don’t Work

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  A recent article in Wired argues that it is time to kill password recovery questions. Password recovery questions are those questions that you set up in case you forget your password. Common questions are: In what city were you born? What is your mother’s maiden name? Where did you go to high school? […]

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HIPAA Cartoon on HIPAA’s Jargon

HIPAA Cartoon - TeachPrivacy HIPAA Training

HIPAA is famously impenetrable, with so many special terms and definitions.  I wrote this cartoon to capture the wonderful world of HIPAA jargon, which I hope fellow lovers of HIPAA can appreciate. I have another HIPAA cartoon here. […]

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Privacy Cartoon: Know Your Data

Privacy Awareness Training Cartoon

Here’s a cartoon I created.  It involves several Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs) and privacy best practices.  The ones involved (and not heeded) in this cartoon are doing a data inventory, informing people about the purposes of the collection of their data, using data for only those purposes, and not keeping data longer than necessary […]

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Ransomware: A Cartoon to Brighten More Bad News

Ransomware cartoon

I have good news and bad news about ransomware.  First, the good news — here’s a cartoon I created.  I hope you enjoy it, because that’s the only good news i have.  Now, for the bad news . . . The Bad News: Be Afraid, Very Afraid Everyone seems to be afraid of ransomware these […]

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HIPAA Cartoon – HIPAA Compliance Program

HIPAA Training - Cartoon HIPAA Compliance

Recently, HIPAA celebrated its 20th birthday.  HHS issued a celebratory blog post.  HIPAA is 20 years old if you start counting from the date the statute was passed (1996).  If we measure HIPAA’s age from the date that the HIPAA Privacy Rule became effective (2003), then HIPAA is 13. So HIPAA could be 20 years […]

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Passwords Cartoon – Security Awareness Training

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Here’s a cartoon I created to illustrate the importance of security awareness training.  I hope you find it amusing. […]

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