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Must-Dos to Improve Your Business’ Cyber Security...

As the year begins to ramp up, small business owners juggle a host of operational and financial objectives. Resolving to improve cyber security should be paramount among them. Cyber security risks continue to grow across all industries, regardless of an organization’s size. Data shows that being small won’t protect...

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Is Your Data Secure for Small Business Saturday?...

Small Business Saturday – the Saturday immediately following Black Friday – is meant to encourage consumers to patronize small businesses across the country during a season that is make or break for many of them. Like many small businesses, you probably hope the day will be an opportunity to...

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‘Security 500’ Report: Catching Up on Cyber Crime...

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...

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Cyber Security Month: Are You Helping Raise Awareness?...

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...

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Are Employee Errors Elevating Your Data Breach Risk?...

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...

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California Takes a Hard Look at Data Breaches...

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...

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Breach Prevention Planning is Key to Data Security...

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...

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Cyber Security Requires a Three-stage Approach to Data...

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....

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Reborn CISPA cyber security bill experiences déjà vu...

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...

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Tips to save your reputation following a big data brea...

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...

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Data breach numbers are up worldwide...

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...

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Final ruling for HIPAA/HITECH Act protects patients fr...

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...

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