29 October 2014
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ARTICLE: TLS, SSL and the POODLE vulnerability – implications for Healthcare and other web sites

OCTOBER 29, 2014 – A vulnerability in SSL 3.0 was announced recently (October 2014), called by the name POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) (see the Security Advisory here). Vulnerabilities are announced and patched regularly, but there are important security implications, particularly for healthcare websites that should be considered. First, understand that SSL 3.0 […]


10 June 2014
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ARTICLE: What time does an Apple Provisioning Profile expire?

For those of you that do not get the challenges of living in the Apple Developer world, a bit of background: To deploy an iOS app outside of the Apple App Store, either as a “beta” with an Ad-Hoc Distribution profile, or as an Enterprise with an Apple Enterprise Developer account, a Provisioning Profile is required. […]


1 June 2014
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ARTICLE: Multi-step Verification

  Recently, several Apple device users who were caught in a phishing scam learned about the benefits of two-step authentication. These users had their Apple ID and password stolen when they went to a bogus website, and their devices were locked and held for ransom. More details here. Two-step (and multi-step) verification and authentication is […]


1 October 2013
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ARTICLE: HIPAA Omnibus Rule

HIPAA’s Omnibus rule has a compliance date of September 23. This article reviews current state of enforcement and that rule. From the article: Of the some 80,000 HIPAA breach cases OCR has received since 2003, only 16 of those have resulted in fines, Rodriguez pointed out in an interview with Healthcare IT News. “It’s a […]


24 September 2013
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ARTICLE: FDA issues final guidance on mobile medical apps

In a press release from September 23, 2013, the FDA announced its “final guidance for developers of mobile medical applications, or apps, which are software programs that run on mobile communication devices and perform the same functions as traditional medical devices. The guidance outlines the FDA’s tailored approach to mobile apps. From the release: “Some […]


15 September 2010

Odyssey Healthcare ranked #78 in Information Week 500

September 15, 2010 – Odyssey Healthcare (now Gentiva), a large customer of Media Sourcery’s AppMobilizer product, was announced as #78 in the 2010 Information Week 500 list yesterday. Odyssey was the number #1 Healthcare company in the Dallas area on the list, and the #3 company with revenues under $1.5 billion on the list. The photo […]


1 April 2010

RIM Case Study on Odyssey Healthcare

March 30, 2010 — RIM has released a case study on Odyssey Healthcare’s implementation of Media Sourcery’s AppMobilizer. Titled “BlackBerry Solution Helps Hospice Provider Gather Patient Information at Point of Care“, the case study can be found on RIM’s web site, or downloaded via the form at the end of this post. From the case […]


4 February 2010

Eating our own secure dog food

Media Sourcery CEO Larry Ketchersid writes on Infosec Island how the company uses its own products in working with its partners and customers: Similar to security assessments, network architecture designs and other projects, a development project, such as this one involves the exchange of confidential data, including in this case, intellectual property designs, requirements documents, […]


14 December 2009

Mobile Monday Austin

AUSTIN, TX – December 7, 2009 – Media Sourcery was one of several companies invited to demo and present our mobile solution at the Austin Chapter of Mobile Monday. The agenda (which can be found here) reviewed incubators and funding sources, and the turnout was excellent. Thanks to C. Enrique Ortiz for inviting us and […]


9 November 2009
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HIPAA enforcement strengthened by HHS

Healthcare IT News is reporting that the US Department of Health and Human Services has issued an interim final rule to strengthen enforcement and increase penalties for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known as HIPAA. From the article: Prior to the HITECH Act, the penalty could be no more than $100 […]