Warning: Medical data breaches are on the rise

Posted on Sep 07 2010 by

According to a recent study by the Identity Theft Resource Center, data breaches in the healthcare sector are occurring at a higher rate than in other industries. The study found that of the 385 data breaches that occurred in the U.S. in the first half of 2010, 30% of those affected were healthcare providers. In comparison, data breaches reported in banking and other financial institutions for the same time period totaled 10%.What is the cause of this large discrepancy between industries?


Do you know the real threat to your customer data?

Posted on Sep 07 2010 by

A big fear of business leaders and privacy professionals alike is the accidental breach of customer personally identifiable information (PII) either through the loss or destruction of company property, such as a laptop, by an employee. However, the 2010 Verizon Data Breach Investigations report points to a different data privacy threat that is farther reaching than that of a laptop left on a plane.


Does your company have a wireless device data policy in place?

Posted on Sep 07 2010 by

As more business users work remotely and travel the use of wireless devices has become a necessity in the workplace to access data. However, using wireless devices presents new challenges to keep transmitted and stored data secure.