Breach Prevention

‘Security 500’ Report: Catching Up on Cyber Crime

Posted on Nov 19 2013 by

Big or small, every American company needs to think about security. Security Magazine’s recently released 2013 “Security 500” report is a good indicator that companies across the country are broadening how they view security, and looking for new ways to ensure their businesses are as secure as possible. While the report focuses largely on physical […]

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Cyber Security Month: Are You Helping Raise Awareness?

Posted on Oct 31 2013 by

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security’s October Cyber Security Awareness Month, aiming to raise consumer awareness of cyber risks and safety measures. Whether you’re a small business owner, health care provider, financial services commpany or technology executive, your own awareness of cyber security and data breach prevention is, hopefully, high. […]

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Are Employee Errors Elevating Your Data Breach Risk?

Posted on Aug 15 2013 by

People make mistakes and the results can be catastrophic. A new study by the Ponemon Institute and Symantec now tells us employee error is more often to blame for the catastrophe of a data breach than hackers, malware or other malicious acts. The 2013 Ponemon Cost of a Data Breach Report found that two-thirds of […]

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California Takes a Hard Look at Data Breaches

Posted on Jul 31 2013 by

Recently, California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris released a first-of-its-kind report, detailing the 2012 data breaches from her state. The report has generated strong conversation throughout the industry, as it rightly should, in the name of transparency. This move comes as she continues to push companies in her state to improve their security practices. What caught […]

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Breach Prevention Planning is Key to Data Security

Posted on Jul 09 2013 by

No matter how popular or successful a brand is, recent data breaches occurring at several well-known consumer and social networking sites have demonstrated that no company is immune from a breach of data. These incidents caused concern not only for consumers but it can potentially also create data security issues for their employers. Although no […]

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Cyber Security Requires a Three-stage Approach to Data Breach Prevention

Posted on Jun 25 2013 by

Private and public businesses are favored targets for hackers; in fact, in 2012, businesses accounted for more than a third of all data breaches in the U.S., according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). Perpetrated against companies large and small, these breaches compromised more than 4.6 million records. Research by the Ponemon Institute indicates […]

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Reborn CISPA cyber security bill experiences déjà vu

Posted on Jun 12 2013 by

Backed by the momentum created by the signing of President Obama’s Executive Order earlier this year regarding the U.S. national cyber security policies, the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was reintroduced to the House by its authors Reps. Mike Rogers and Dutch Ruppersberger, heads of the House Intelligence Committee. CISPA focuses on improving […]

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Tips to save your reputation following a big data breach

Posted on Apr 23 2013 by

The advent of big data and consequently, the task of collecting and analyzing it, can reap many benefits for organizations looking for deeper insight. We create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data daily1 in all aspects of everyday life.  Organizations can use this data to increase productivity, provide more value to customers, or patients and make […]

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Data breach numbers are up worldwide

Posted on Mar 26 2013 by

In 2012, data breaches spanned multiple countries across a wide variety of industries. As cloud storage, user mobility and virtualization become more prevalent in business and IT practices, cyber security threats have become equally prevalent.  Safeguarding data has become a top priority and is now mandatory for organizations of all sizes from small businesses to […]

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Final ruling for HIPAA/HITECH Act protects patients from data breaches

Posted on Mar 12 2013 by

By now you are aware that the much anticipated final ruling from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding regulations implementing the security, privacy, and data breach notification provisions of the HITECH Act were released on January 17, 2013.  The HHS’s hope in issuing this final rule is to strengthen the data and […]

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