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5 Differentiating factors of a healthcare breach...

Data breaches occur in every industry, but, in healthcare, they’re a whole different ballgame. Black market prices and mobile devices drive data theft and loss. Federal regulations govern breach reporting. With breaches of medical records increasing 97% from 2010 to 2011, the medical field has been especially hard hit....

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The RX for medical breaches...

It’s no secret that healthcare data breaches are steadily on the rise.  As technology has modernized healthcare, it has also made healthcare more vulnerable to hackers, fraudsters, and costly bad luck (such as when a lost portable hard drive exposes the personal health records of thousands of patients.) The...

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Big data can mean big breaches...

As companies accumulate vast amount of data to improve their business intelligence, the risks of data breaches accumulate accordingly.  While organizations are rapidly increasing their ability to store, process and analyze huge amount of information collected from social networks, sensors, IT systems and other sources, they’re often failing to...

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Trends in healthcare data breaches...

As far as data security goes, 2011 was a dismal year.  Relentless, high-profile breaches punctured any sense that hack attacks are a remote threat, and by year’s end it was clear (if it wasn’t before) that protection against security disaster can only come from the most rigorous breach defense....

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Infographic: Unlock data breach facts...

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Extended fraud resolution is the new standard...

Customers see a data breach and the loss of their personal data as a threat to their security and finances, and with good reason. Identity theft occurs every four seconds in the United States, according to figures from the Federal Trade Commission. As consumers become savvier about protecting their...

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The data breach reporting landscape – part 1...

Our guest blogger this week is Karen Barney of the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). As an organization specializing in monitoring and tracking data breaches, the ITRC has come across varying degrees of breaches and reasons for notification due to the varying types of compromised information. We would like...

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When data recovery becomes a data disaster...

Your server crashed. You dropped your storage device. Your computer drive failed. And there’s no back-up in sight. Who ya gonna call? A data recovery vendor, of course. Not so fast. Before you madly dial for help, beware of unscrupulous providers who turn data recovery services into data breach...

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Expanding the scope of security testing...

Continual testing is one of the main tenants of data breach prevention. Your network has to remain secure to ward off attacks. The typical security test, known as a penetration test, provides a point-in-time view of your security, limiting your scope of...

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Students and cyber defense...

This vulnerability, combined with the fact that stealing personal information from minors can go undetected for years, is just part of the reason why minors are 51 times more likely to suffer from identity theft than...

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Are you in hiding after a data breach? Watch our new v...

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Five top trends in security threats...

Just as technology is continuously evolving, so are the wily ways in which fraudsters circumvent the safeguards for changing technologies. Symantec’s study Internet Security Threat Report offers a review of where cyber thieves are finding new opportunities and, accordingly, where experts believe the thorniest security trouble spots lie....

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