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TO DO: Change Your Passwords

“Without a doubt, 2015 will see more massive takedowns, hacks, and exposure of sensitive personal information like we have witnessed in years past. Medical...

Theft Prevention Checklist

If you are on any of the forums on Facebook, there has been a spate of optical theft. Optical Illusion got hit in under...

It Won’t Happen To Me: National Disaster Preparedness Month

Most of us think it will never happen to us. Disaster! When and if it comes are you and staff prepared?  There are an...

Credit Card Fraud Up 11%

With last year's Target, Neiman Marcus and Michaels, credit card breach, online security is becoming increasingly more important. Hopefully if banks and credit cards...

5 Things You Need to Do to Keep Your Optical Software Secure

Many eyecare practices today are using client-server practice management and EHR software to run their practice. And with any optical software there are high...

Eyecare Security Updates 2014

Part II in our series of HIPAA and Security Updates from guest author Van Rue: Anti-Virus & Firewall:  Popular freeware anti-virus programs like Avast!, Avira...

2014 HiPPAA Security Updates

Computer “stuff” incites yawns and involves a barrage of new acronyms but you have to compare that with the excitement of not getting paid...

No Hats, No Hoodies, No Sunglasses

A new type of safety protection, normally you are supposed to wear safety eyewear or goggles unless walking into a bank, in which case,...

Dealing With Employee Theft

'More than $800,000 swindled from White County Memorial Hospital — a crime reportedly orchestrated by its former chief executive officer. At least $50,000 plundered...

Online Scams

This post is not about online optical retailers. They are, for the most part, honest entrepreneurs using the internet to sell their wares as...

Cloud Security

Remember when you were a kid and you thought how cool it would be to walk atop the clouds like the giant in Jack...

Hurricane Sandy – Beware of Scammers

We have been very concerned about everyone, but especially our optical friends and family, this last week during the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. We...

Phishing Season

If you are like me (and millions of others) you receive your fair share of junk emails. Some are obvious ads for products to...

12345: Best Password Ever

Recently a friend told me their colleague’s email had been hacked, or compromised. It seems every week there are news stories of this website...

Vermont Optometrist Office Manager Pleads Guilty To Taking $360,000

This came across our google alerts - Vt. office manager pleads guilty to taking $360000 The Republic AP BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — The former office manager of a...

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