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advocacy community education
CSCPA Education Center, 716 Brook Street, Rocky Hill
Visit or
contact Phyllis Roche at
Free. Open only to CSCPA members in good standing.
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
CPE Credit:
2 hours
Tech Tuesdays
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
"HIPAA is Not Just for Healthcare"
John Koliani, CPA, General Partner,
Kostin, Ruffkess & Company, LLC and
Michelle Syc, Information Security
Analyst and Certified Hacker,
Kostin, Ruffkess & Company, LLC
There are many misconceptions about
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability
Accountability Act), including the assump-
tion that HIPAA only applies to healthcare
providers. In fact, many professional serv-
ices firms may be considered a Business
Associate as defined by the HIPAA regu-
lations and just don't know it. If your
organization provides service to any entity
covered under HIPAA or has access to
any protected health information, you may
be considered a Business Associate and
be bound by the same standards and
fines as a covered entity is under HIPAA.
This seminar will help you understand
how HIPAA applies to professional servic-
es firms, what your risk might be, and how
to protect your organization. You'll learn
how to determine if your organization is
considered a Business Associate and if
you are in compliance with HIPAA regula-
tions, how HIPAA defines secure and
unsecure information and what impact
that has on you, what you could be doing
that might be increasing your risk of a
security breach, what the penalties are for
Business Associates that have a security
breach, and how the regulations are dif-
ferent state-to-state (we'll specifically
examine Connecticut, Massachusetts,
and New York).
This session is generously sponsored
by ADNET Technologies, LLC.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
"Portal Shoot-Out: Find Your Perfect Fit"
Speakers: Francis Rooney, CPA, CITP, Partner, Germain and Rooney, LLC
and Tom Amann, ProSystem fx Software Sales Consultant, CCH
Moderated by Mark Torello,
Chief Executive Officer, The Technology Group, LLC
A recent survey revealed 77 percent of firms emailed their clients' confiden-
tial documents, but only 41 percent used any kind of encryption or passwords.
Are you risking legal action, fines, reputation damage, and public embarrass-
ment while putting your clients at risk? If your office fits into that 41 percent,
a portal may be your solution. Join us for a "show-and-tell" demonstration of
secure client portals showcasing several solutions including Creative
Solutions, CCH, and Sharefile.