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How to avoid to being manipulated by social engineering hacks?

16Jan 2019

Hello again, I’m Alicia Kay Social Media Analyst here at VMRacks and this is Gil Vidals CTO. Today’s topic is social engineering hacks. So I know what a hack is. It’s when someone goes into your system and takes information from your system, bu hat exactly is social engineering? That is a good question. Social engineering is when you are using deceptive techniques to manipulate somebody to do something to gain access to information. Basically, using non technicals means to extract unauthorized information? That is part of it and manipulation and deception is a big part of it too. Do you have an…

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Fundamentals of EPHI

16Jan 2019

Hi. I’m Gil Vidals, CEO of VMRacks a Managed Security Service Provider focused on hosting medical data in the cloud. I’m Alicia Kay, Social Media Analyst at VMRacks. Today we are going to start a series on the fundamentals of EPHI (Eletronic Protective Health Information). What would you say is a good start for a corporation that plans on hosting a PHI in the cloud. That is a good question and fortunately it’s not too hard to find a data center that is certified to host HIPAA data. There are many many providers including Google, Amazon and many other private data centers. Besides the physical…

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What is an Automation or Orchestration Engineer ?

16Jan 2019

Hello, I’m Alicia Kay the Social Media Analyst here at VMRacks, an MSP that specializes in PHI. Today we have Josh Vidals, Orchestration Engineer. Can you tell me a little bit about Automation or Orchestration Engineer does on a daily basis? Definitely. As the Automation Engineer, I automate our customer deployments, which consists of several servers and doing that by hand would just take too long. So, with automation we are able to take that down from a process that could take days to just a few hours. What is the importance of having an Automation Engineer? It is important to have an Automation Engineer because…

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Important factors to Consider when looking for a HIPAA Compliant Cloud Solution

15Jan 2019

Hi I am Gil Vidals from VM Racks, we are a leading cloud provider for hosting Hipaa solutions.

Alicia: My name is Alicia, I’m the social media analyst for VM Racks. So my first question for you today Gil is, What is the single most important factor to consider when looking for a Hipaa compliant cloud solution?

Gil: Well, after finding a cloud provider that is secure, the next thing to find out is, How reachable are they? Can you get a hold of them on the cell phone? Can you get the engineer to respond via text? We have a 15 minute turn-around time, and our clients appreciate…

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Gil Vidals’ Security Tips: Top Reasons Why to Use Encrypted Email – Part 2

15Jan 2019

I am Gil Vidals from VM Racks, secure cloud provider. Today’s short video is going to be focused on encrypted email. You made the decision: you need encrypted email to protect sensitive data. The question is, What solution do you use? I’m going to focus on two solutions, one from Microsoft, and the other from Google. They are both web-based and they both work well in protecting your data. Here is the key point you have to focus on, and that is that Google has a licensed model from a 3rd party called Virtru that provides encryption. And that model is expensive. So imagine if you have a small…

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Gil Vidals’ Security Tips: Top Reasons Why to Use Encrypted Email

15Jan 2019

Hi, I’m Gil Vidals of VMRacks. Today, I am going to talk briefly about encrypted email and really, whether you need to use it or not. And the answer to that question is: if you are sending sensitive information then you better use encrypted email. Sensitive information is in 3 categories: Personal, Financial and Health. Personal would be a birthday or social security number. Financial is like a credit card. Health would be like someone’s blood pressure or medical records. If you are going to be communicating any of that information via email, you better use an encrypted email client.

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Gil Vidals’ Security Tips: Importance of using 2-Factor Authentication:

15Jan 2019

2 factor authentication- it’s a hot topic. Why? Because the bad guys are trying to steal your data. So, turn on to factor authentication. Don’t put it off. Go home this evening, after dinner, get your laptop and turn it on. Turn it on in your bank, your credit union, your health insurance app. Come on guys, turn it on. A year ago when I said 2FA (2 factor authentication) people looked at me like, “what is that?” Now everyone’s heard about it but they’re not turning it on! It’s not a big hassle. It’s simple. It’s like another password that is sent to you to your cell phone….

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