Breach Prevention

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Cyber thieves target retailers during the shop ‘til you dr...

Breach Prevention

Nov 20 2012 by
As we approach another season of shopping and consumerism, the retail industry should pay strict attention to the findings in the latest Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), an annual data breach information study conducted by the Verizon RISK Team (VERIS) with participation from the U.S. Secret Service and international national cyber security agencies in Australia, Holland, Ireland, and Britain. The study...

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Feds seek remedies for medical identity theft...

Breach Prevention

Nov 13 2012 by
As medical data breaches continue to spike, the federal government is seeking remedies to try and prevent medical identity theft.   Nearly 21 million Americans are at risk of having their medical identities stolen after having their healthcare records exposed in data breaches.1 And that’s just since September 2009, when a new breach notification rule took effect and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...

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Superstorm Sandy’s wake-up call: Is your data protected fr...

Breach Prevention

Nov 07 2012 by
As Superstorm Sandy demonstrated to the East Coast during the last week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month; life happens so do you know where your data is? Data breach protection is of such national critical importance, the effects of Sandy prompted Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano to emphasize the need for more national cyber security protection at an event in Washington.  During her speech, Napolitano...

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BYOD leads to data breaches in the workplace...

Breach Prevention

Nov 01 2012 by
  While technology undoubtedly has made accessing medical information much easier and faster, it also has also provided an increased potential for medical data breaches especially as health personnel begin to use unsecure mobile devices for personal and work use.  With an increase in health care employees using their own tablets and smartphones in the workplace, many healthcare companies are considering adopting a Bring...

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Three tips for choosing a cloud provider...

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Oct 23 2012 by
To cloud or not to cloud? That is the question. And while there’s no questioning the convenience and benefits of cloud storage – you can access your data from multiple devices and save space on your own servers – there are questions regarding how secure cloud storage really is. Given recent hacking incidents at bigger-than-big companies and popular cloud services, here are a few things you need to consider when...

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Companies Beware: Cyber security escalates in importance...

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Oct 09 2012 by
How important is cyber security? October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month for the ninth consecutive year and each year, the designation seems to become more important. So important that a top U.S. cyber warrior is recommending that his cyber command division be elevated into a top-level military unit under the Department of Defense. The Cyber Command, created two years ago, is currently under the U.S....

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IAPP Privacy Academy: Will you be there?...

Breach Prevention

Sep 25 2012 by
  You see stories about data breaches all the time. Earlier this month, in fact, a small medical facility was fined $1.5 million following a data breach that resulted from a stolen, unencrypted laptop. News like that makes security, legal and compliance professionals shudder. But could the medical facility have avoided that fine? Absolutely. What about after a data breach? What happens during the recovery and remediation...

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What does increased enforcement mean to you?...

Breach Prevention

Sep 18 2012 by
  Health care fraud and abuse has been in the national spotlight for years. But now that the Affordable Care Act is coming into play, it’s taking center stage. The Affordable Care Act gives officials tough tools to crack down on groups and individuals who try to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and other types of insurance plans. These tools include technology that’s being used to spot fraud and suspicious activity...

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When are small businesses too small for data breach? Never...

Breach Prevention

Sep 11 2012 by
Many small business owners believe that their companies are too small to be victims of data breach. When in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the latest Verizon data breach study “Verizon 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report” found that nearly 75 percent of the data breaches analyzed last year involved businesses with less than 100 employees. Disturbing Data Breach Trend And, these...

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