Welcome Joe DeSimone to Umbrella

By Trent Peters, Principal and Chief Technology Officer at Umbrella Managed Systems

A few months ago, Umbrella announced that it is continuing to grow and focus on implementing our ITMS 3.0 program. Part of that development means we need the right resources on the bus.

Ransomware Attack Disrupts U.S. News Media Outlets

Ransomware Attack Disrupts U.S. News Media Outlets

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems

Everyone is at risk…even the news.
What Happened
Over the holiday weekend, news broke that the Tribune News company had been hit by a serious Ransomware attack – impacting the printing of several newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and several more.

Employee Spotlight: Arash Kamwand

Employee Spotlight: Arash Kamwand

By Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems

Umbrella has continued to grow, bringing on seven new employees over the past few months. With an infusion of new blood, we thought it was a good idea to introduce Arash Kamwand, a member of our Reactive Operations team - and you may have seen him on-site.

A Very Christmas Carnival

A Very Christmas Carnival

By Roxanne Rabich, Service Coordinator at Umbrella Managed Systems

Christmas cheer was abundant at this year's annual Umbrella Christmas party. The newly remodeled office space (more on that in the new year) left us with plenty of seating and room to accommodate our growing team.

Data Breach Leads to First Multi-State Lawsuit

Data Breach Leads to First Multi-State Lawsuit

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems

Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE), a healthcare technology solutions provider, was named in a multi-State lawsuit filed earlier this month. Servers used by WebChart, an EHR solution offered by MIE, was breached in 2015. The security compromise included the release of personal information, date of birth, social security numbers, health insurance details, and medical information.

Holiday Hugs Toy Drive

Holiday Hugs Toy Drive

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems

With the blizzard conditions last week, the team at Umbrella went into ‘holiday mode’ a bit early this year. In years past, we have participated in a variety of charities that allow us to give back to the community we love.

Faxploit – Are You Vulnerable?

Faxploit – Are You Vulnerable?

By Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems
Faxing Is Out
Fax machines have suffered much negative press recently. News articles highlighting the aging technology have pointed to faxing as a culprit to the delay of Healthcare Interoperability.

That Time HIPAA Had a Breach

That Time HIPAA Had a Breach

By Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems

CMS, the division of the HHS which provides “education and complaint-driven enforcement” of HIPAA regulations, announced suspicious activity in one of its systems this month. Unfortunately, information of approximately 75,000 individuals was accessed.