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As cyberthreats grow, best practices are the best bet

By JOSEPH SARACINO // What better time than October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, for organizations to take steps to assure their networks are secure, to prevent cyber breaches and, for organizations in regulated industries, to avoid the hefty penalties that come with noncompliant systems. All organizations, regardless of their size or industry, should be developing and implementing sound cybersecurity strategies that encompass education, vigilance and best practices. It starts with building awareness through all…


Northwell: Blame Obamacare for CareConnect’s demise

By GREGORY ZELLER // A key component of the Northwell Health system’s core strategy to manage entire health populations is coming off the table. The health system announced late Thursday that it’s pulling the plug on its East Hills-based CareConnect Insurance Co., which has grown to cover some 125,000 customers since launching as New York State’s first provider-owned commercial insurance company in 2013. While it remains committed to “fortifying its population-health capabilities,” Northwell is “winding…