Archive for October, 2016

5 Ways to Stand Out On LinkedIn

Posted by Julia Foster on October 10, 2016 in Blog

5 Ways to Stand Out On LinkedIn


In most cases, the first thing a recruiter or potential employer will do after seeing a qualified resume is look up the candidate on LinkedIn. With the job market being so competitive it is important that you shine on every level of candidate screening. A strong LinkedIn profile is a great way to start!


Say Cheese

Studies show your profile is 14 times more likely to be viewed if you have a profile picture. Profile pictures help recruiters/potential employers put a face to a name and see candidates as real people opposed to just resumes. However, having the wrong picture can hurt you, so make sure that you picture is professional. It is best to have a headshot taken in professional clothing against a plain background.


Create a Catchy Headline

This is the first thing that recruiters and potential employers will see when they view your profile. This is your opportunity to list a catchy, yet professional, description of yourself that will make recruiter/potential employers want to keep reading.


Include Key Words in Your Profile

This is important.  When potential employers, especially recruiters, are looking for candidates they will use LinkedIn, as they would use any other search engine, to perform mass searches for candidates. If you do not have the correct key words in your profile you will not show up in their search results.

Make sure to carefully think of words that will be searched in your industry and make a point to add them into your profile. Tip: Always make sure you have your credentials listed at least once in your profile.



This is your place to shine. Think about who will bel reading your LinkedIn profile most often and what they will want to see. In your summary you can include things such as accomplishments, areas you excel, and important facts or stats. Note: This is a great place to add some of those key words to your profile!


Join Groups

There is a group for everything on LinkedIn. Joining groups is a great way to strengthen connections with other like-minded people. Groups make it easy to connect by sharing relevant topics with and directly messaging other members. Tip: Don’t know where to star? Search by your industry and educational background.




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September 2016 Cyber Security Summary

Posted by Julia Foster on October 6, 2016 in Blog


September 2016 Cyber Security Summary

September, yet again, turned out to be an eventful month when it comes to Cyber Security. There were many notable breaches including a ransomware attack, a twitter leak, and a facility that was forced to shut down their computers for 3 weeks.


Cyber Security since the Beginning of 2016:

Since the beginning of 2016, 725 data breaches have occurred, 223 of which were healthcare related. There has also been almost 14,000,000 healthcare records compromised during this time!


Healthcare Data Breach Highlights from September 2106:


Political Attack

A Ukrainian hacker going by the name of Pravyy Sector hacked into the systems of one of the largest urology groups in Ohio. They are thought to be part of a radical right-wing Ukrainian group. The group posted a screenshot containing patient information on their twitter account, along with access to a Google Drive account containing the information from over 300,000 patients. When speaking with different sources, Pravyy Sector states that this attack was politically motivated and they have plans for more attacks in the future.



A spine center in New Jersey fell victim to a ransomware attack effecting almost 28,000 patients. CryptoWall, the ransomware used the in the attack, locked providers out of patient’s records, and disabled the facility’s phone system. The ransomware had access to patient demographics, medical history, and even credit card information. Although there is no evidence suggesting that the information was being used in a harmful way, the facility saw no other option and agreed to pay the ransom.


Virus Attack

A large health system based in West Virginia suffered from a virus attacking their computer system. In order to stop the spread of the virus throughout the system, they shut down their computer system for three weeks. During this time, facilities remained open however, they were required to do everything manually, and had limited access to patient medical history. So far, there is no evidence of misuse of any patient information, and the system is back up and running.


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