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LAPTOP SECURITY TIP: Be sure your budget includes the money you need

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Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series of tips in HIPAA Update on laptop security. The excerpts are courtesy of the HCPro, Inc. newsletter, Briefings on HIPAA.

Organizations that don’t allocate money for implementation of their security policies won’t successfully secure their laptop computers and portable devices, says Ali Pabrai, CISSP, CSCS, CEO of ecfirst, Inc., and CEO and cofounder of HIPAA Academy in Newport Beach, CA. If your organization’s executives don’t provide funding, you can’t pay for encryption and authentication.

Without proper security, “you’re back to where you might be the next name on the OCR list,” he says.

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