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October 1, 2017 |
HHS Points to Ways to Improve Compliance With HIPAA Requirements Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, patients and their authorized representatives have the right to access their electronic or paper health records. Unfortunately it’s often easier said than done, and federal regulators want that to change. Complaints from patients about the lack of access to their records have remained consistently among the top five issues in HIPAA cases that are investigated and closed with corrective action by HHS’ Office for Civil Rights. In order to help address the issue leaders at HHS have issued a new training module and a research report. Patient access can be a tricky issue. The policy is straightforward – give the patient his or her information....
October 1, 2017 |
Attackers are increasingly hacking into banks’ networks to gain access to the IT infrastructure connected to their ATMs. They then push malware onto the ATMs that allows a low-level gang member to walk up and enter a preset numerical sequence into the ATM to make it dispense all of its money in what’s known as a “jackpotting” or “cashing out” attack. Such attacks also allow them to steal card data from ATM machines. For attackers, the appeal is simple: It’s safer and easier than walking into a bank with a gun and trying to rob it. Many remote attacks that install malware on ATMs begin with a phishing attack against a bank employee. Network-based...
August 1, 2017 |
The business world continues to evolve and banking is no different. There are two new rule changes being implemented in September this year. Beginning September 15, 2017, Same Day ACH will be available for debit entries, enabling the same-day processing of virtually any ACH payment. The Rule enables the option for same-day ACH payments through additional ACH Network functionality, without affecting previously available ACH schedules and capabilities: Originating financial institutions (ODFIs) are able to submit files of same-day ACH payments through two additional clearing windows provided by the ACH Operators. The actual ACH Operator schedules are not determined by the NACHA Operating Rules. A morning submission deadline at 10:30 AM ET, with settlement occurring...