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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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A Look Back at HIPAA’s Data Breach Security and Protec...

For healthcare businesses, the wait is over. When the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) released its Omnibus Rule on January 17, 2013 amending the HIPAA privacy and data breach protection laws, it capped a 17 year evolution of medical cyber security regulations. In 1996 The Health Insurance...

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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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Advances in Cyber Insurance Risk Management Services H...

Written by: Rick Betterley, President, Betterley Risk Consultants Insurance against data loss has developed rapidly to protect organizations from the economic consequences of a data breach. Insurance companies have broadened their coverage to include not only the cost of notifying and monitoring affected persons, but also costs such as...

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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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Cyber Insurance Adds to Cyber Security...

The purpose of any type of insurance is to protect your most valuable assets so in order to combat the prevalence of cyber attacks and data breaches, an increasing number of businesses in the health-care, financial services and technology industries have purchased cyber insurance policies to protect themselves from...

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Get up to speed on cyber insurance and breach response...

How does cyber insurance factor into data breach response? Get the answer – and many more insights – at the NetDiligence® 2013 Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum on June 6-7 in Philadelphia. We’ll see you there! During the forum, be sure to visit Experian® to see everything we...

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IAPP Panel Discusses BYOD and the “Technology Divorce”...

As mobile technology continues to dominate the workplace, look for more organizations to adopt “bring your own device” programs to stay competitive.  If your organization falls into this category, how will you protect your data? And just as importantly, how will you control your employees’ activities on their devices?...

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Controversial Cyber Security Bill Passes The House...

Despite President Obama’s January signing of an Executive Order (EO) which outlines national cyber security policies in protecting U.S. companies and government agencies against cyber threats, the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was passed in a 288-127 House vote sending it now to the Senate.¹ CISPA...

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Medical Data Breaches: A Source of Chronic Pain...

With over 870,000 medical records exposed in data breaches in just the first quarter of 2013, medical data breaches have become a source of chronic pain for healthcare organizations   Adding to this complexity is the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule.  For additional resources to help you accelerate your healthcare data breach resolution,...

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What’s In Your Data Breach Toolbox?...

Our latest Ponemon Institute study suggests many companies are not adequately prepared to mitigate damages associated with a data breach. If you find your organization represented in the summary-findings below, click the image to download the...

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Cyber security: a key topic at 2013 HCCA Conference...

The 17th annual Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Compliance Institute Conference took place in National Harbor, MD and was attended by healthcare personnel and data protection and security professionals.  Key topics covered in various panels related to cyber security issues including medical identity theft, data breaches and patient health...

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