Little progress made in the prevention of medical data breaches

Posted on Jan 01 2013 by

Since stricter regulations were imposed in 2009, the healthcare industry’s track record on patient data protection and security has made very little improvement according to the latest study from Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST)1.  The study reports that from 2009 to the first half of 2012, there have been 495 medical data breaches involving 21 […]

When it comes to data breach, hackers are not the biggest threat

Posted on Dec 27 2012 by

Human errors are the most common threats to exposing a person’s personal information to data breaches according to an analysis of reported data breaches by Rapid7, a security intelligence company. Rapid7 compiled the data breach information for the report based on the number of reported public information data breaches from January 2009 to May 2012 […]

Online holiday shopping is also big business for fraudsters

Posted on Dec 18 2012 by

According to EMC’s November 2012 fraud report, online holiday shopping is projected to account for 24% of the year’s total  e-commerce sales which is good news for retailers and unfortunately, it can also be good news for online con artists.  If 2012 is anything like 2011, retailers will need to increase their data protection and security […]

Infographic: The security of patient data in a virtual universe

Posted on Dec 13 2012 by

7 Things you should think about when you audit your response plan

Posted on Dec 13 2012 by

Now that your data breach response plan is in place and you’re confident that your company is safeguarded from malicious  data breach attempts, what can possibly be still the biggest threat to your data breach protection plan?  Answer: the plan itself. All the planning and preparation in the world won’t protect your business from a […]

‘Tis the season for National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness

Posted on Dec 04 2012 by

December is not only the shop ‘til you drop season, it’s also National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness month, reminding retailers and businesses that they need to not only protect themselves from a data breach but also make their employees aware of identity fraud scammers who target seasonal help.  According to the Federal Trade Commission, […]

The next big cyber security threat: Your fingers

Posted on Nov 27 2012 by

We’re all familiar with well-known causes of data security breaches and identity fraud; phishing, malware attacks, and lack of cyber security protection are some of the most popular.  A lesser-known but just as lethal culprit in the world of data breaches is surprisingly, a person’s typing skills due to the fact that a simple typo […]

Cyber thieves target retailers during the shop ‘til you drop season

Posted on 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 […]

Feds seek remedies for medical identity theft

Posted on 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 […]

Superstorm Sandy’s wake-up call: Is your data protected from Mother Nature?

Posted on 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 […]