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California Takes a Hard Look at Data Breaches...

Recently, California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris released a first-of-its-kind report, detailing the 2012 data breaches from her state. The report has generated strong conversation throughout the industry, as it rightly should, in the name of transparency. This move comes as she continues to push companies in her state to...

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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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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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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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Tips to save your reputation following a big data brea...

The advent of big data and consequently, the task of collecting and analyzing it, can reap many benefits for organizations looking for deeper insight. We create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data daily1 in all aspects of everyday life.  Organizations can use this data to increase productivity, provide more value...

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Secure your outsourcing practices to prevent data brea...

Outsourcing can be risky business. The Ponemon Institute reports that 65% of companies who outsourced work to a vendor have had a data breach involving consumer data and 64% say it has happened more than once.  Their study, Securing Outsourced Consumer Data, sponsored by Experian® Data Breach Resolution also...

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5th Annual HIMSS Survey reports progress in medical da...

The recently released 2012 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Security Survey reports a notable increase in security measures undertaken by U.S.hospitals to protect their electronic records from data breaches.  However, their counterparts in healthcare, private physician practices have not been as diligent in implementing cyber security measures...

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Little progress made in the prevention of medical data...

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...

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