Stress, Apathy and Winning by Default: How Consumers Respond...

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Jun 26 2014 by
Data breach notification letters serve multiple purposes. They ensure a breached company is compliant with data breach notification laws, they alert consumers to the breach and their involvement in it, they can warn customers of potential identity theft risks and educate them on how to cope with those risks. The one thing no company wants its notification letter to do, however, is make the recipients any more upset than they...

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3 Steps To Ease Your Cyber Security Spring Cleaning Efforts...

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May 28 2014 by
No matter how diligent your organization is about cyber security, it never hurts to take a second – or even third and fourth – look at what you’re doing to secure vital data and systems. With so many of us in a spring cleaning mindset at this time of year, now is a good time to review your cyber security measures. Of course, larger companies entrust their IT teams to take care of hardware and software, firewalls and...

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The Worst Things You can Say or Do in a Breach Notification ...

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May 06 2014 by
When a data breach occurs, laws and industry regulations, dictate when and if you need to notify consumers whose data might have been compromised. However, many consumers would also probably argue that you’re morally obligated, to notify them of data loss; they want you to tell them of the breach and to do so in a courteous, straightforward manner. Because of this, notification letters are an integral piece of a firm’s...

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

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Apr 26 2013 by
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 information (PHI) protection as dictated in the recently released HIPAA...

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Final ruling for HIPAA/HITECH Act protects patients from dat...

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Mar 12 2013 by
By now you are aware that the much anticipated final ruling from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding regulations implementing the security, privacy, and data breach notification provisions of the HITECH Act were released on January 17, 2013.  The HHS’s hope in issuing this final rule is to strengthen the data and security protection for individuals’ health information. This ruling finalizes an...

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Five Tips to Combat a Denial of Service Cyber Attack...

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Feb 26 2013 by
Who’s next? That’s a question probably lingering on the minds of many American banking executives these days. After all, eight U.S. banks were hammered by distributed denial of service (DDoS) cyber attacks in recent weeks and more could be in the works. A DDoS attack typically floods a website or network with so much traffic that it shuts down. The attack can last anywhere from hours to days, depending on how long it...

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Want to learn how you can save millions? Tune into our “An...

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Feb 22 2013 by
Do you want to save millions – or in some cases – tens of millions of dollars? In the first of our new podcast series, Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman of The Ponemon Institute, explains how.  Experian Data Breach Vice President Michael Bruemmer, one of our “Answer Men,” interviews Dr. Ponemon on the cost effectiveness of being prepared for a data breach. Dr. Ponemon offers tips on how you can save millions or tens...

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Small to medium-sized businesses face a long recovery road a...

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Feb 21 2013 by
Understanding why data breach preparedness is a priority is key. According to the latest Ponemon Institute Study, State of SMB Cyber Security Readiness: US Study, the road to recovery is long and hard for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) after a data breach.  Not only did the SMBs lose customers, costs to acquire new customers went up significantly, some organizations had to lay off employees and it took almost a...

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