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Mike McAlpen

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Mike McAlpen is the Executive Director of Security and Compliance at 8x8, one of the largest US VoIP providers for business. Prior to this, Mike was a business leader with Visa, Inc. Global Information Security and Compliance. Before this Mike was a leader in HP Professional Services Information Security, CIO/CISO Advisory and other services for nearly 12 years. Mike is a frequent Information Security speaker, a three-term IT Services Management Foundation President, on the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley ISSA, and active in ISACA, FBI/DHS InfraGard, U.S. Secret Service’s Cyber Crime Task Force and the American Bar Association Science and Technology Section’s Information Security Committee. Read More>

Articles by: Mike McAlpen

5 Steps to Cope with Medical Wearables—the Next HIPAA Battleground

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The Internet of Things and advances in communications are fueling a revolution in healthcare that presents wondrous opportunities to improve both healthcare and create new businesses, says Dr. Chris Furmanski, director of innovation & technology at Stanford Health Care. Devices that communicate what [...]

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Apple Deal Underscores Safe Harbor’s Importance in Business Communications

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The news that Apple is going to spend nearly $2 billion on new European data centers—and the open secret that it’s doing that to assuage Europeans that their data won’t leave Europe—recently put Safe Harbor laws for privacy back in the news. $2 bi [...]

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Why Fishnet Security Moved Its Communications TO the Cloud

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When you want to find a good medical specialist, you ask a great general practitioner for a referral. When you want a great plumber, you ask the best general contractor in your area. And when you want a secure, reliable telecom provider, you ask the acknowledged information security pros at FishNet [...]

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Stemming Plagues Might Test Communications Providers’ Speed and Compliance

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If HIPAA were a teenager, the eighteen-year-old would be allowed to vote and sign contracts. That’s why it’s tough to understand why so many businesses and government agencies are still failing to implement HIPAA-compliant unified communications—and why many don’t even know they SHOULD comply, even [...]

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Reminder: Miss the Sept. 22 HIPAA Deadline at Your Own Risk!

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Fall is almost upon us, and that means that students are getting serious again. And so is the Office of Civil Rights, the arm of the government that enforces the strict HIPAA/HITECH Act and Omnibus Final Rule Regulatory Law requirements put in place last year. The OCR has set September 22 as th [...]

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Could HIPAA Make Criminals Out of People You Know?

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Nobody wants to be right at the expense of companies that are trying to improve people’s health. But this summer, lots of companies that persistently deal with Personal Health Information (PHI) have been slapped with “I-told-you-so” fines that should have been on everyone’s radar for more than a yea [...]

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