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When it comes to data breach, hackers are not the bigg...

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...

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What does increased enforcement mean to you?...

Health care fraud and abuse has been in the national spotlight for years. But now that the Affordable Care Act is coming into play, it’s taking center stage. The Affordable Care Act gives officials tough tools to crack down on groups and individuals who try to defraud Medicare, Medicaid...

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World-class scammers vie for Olympic gold...

Swimmers may be stealing the spotlight, but it’s scammers who are taking home the gold–in the form of stolen credit card numbers, PINs, consumers’ personal identities. One familiar con trotted out this year (and every Olympics) is ticket fraud, including what Britons call ‘ticket touting’ (scalping) and its more...

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A mobile test of human threats...

Like Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire, we’d all like to think that we can depend upon the kindness of strangers.  Unfortunately, Symantec recently reminded us (in case there was any doubt) that strangers are bound to let you down. In its Smartphone Honey Stick Project, Symantec intentionally...

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Share National Internet Safety Month with every employ...

Internet safety isn’t just for the employees who handle your most sensitive data. It’s for each and every one. With June being National Internet Safety Month, it’s the perfect time to brush up on exactly what that means for your employees and business. In a recent study, 78% of...

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ITRC report identifies top three data breach triggers...

For a company, a data breach can seem like it comes out of the blue. Yet, according to analysis by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), the three primary causes of data breaches have remained the same since 2009: Hacking Data on the move Insider theft ITRC has been releasing...

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Holiday travel without data leaks...

The average value of a lost laptop is $49,246, a number based on several factors: replacement cost, detection, forensics, data breach, lost intellectual property costs, lost productivity and legal, consulting and regulatory expenses....

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What consumers should know about data breach notificat...

It can be unnerving to be told that your information has been compromised in a data breach. The uncertainty of not knowing all the details and the anxiety over what information has been exposed is deeply troubling to many consumers. A breach notice makes us aware of a new...

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8 insights into the underground fraud economy...

These days, the fraud economy has matured to a point where it is run like a global marketplace, with specialists for every aspect of fraud – from identity thieves to the consumers of stolen identities....

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Ensuring compliance with new healthcare legislation...

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to crack down on Medicare and Medicaid fraud. This legislation comes at a time when incidents of medical fraud are on the rise and the Obama Administration is poised to role out sweeping healthcare reform.  Medical fraud is estimated to cost the U.S....

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Help your customers protect their PHI...

Recently I addressed the importance of having plans in place to protect personal health information in light of the sharp increase in healthcare data breaches. Unfortunately, research studies are finding that incidents of fraud resulting from exposed healthcare data are on the...

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Do your business associates know how they will be affe...

Just as the healthcare industry came up to speed on the regulations defined in The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health ("HITECH") Act, additional modifications are being proposed. These proposed rules focus on expanding obligations and penalties for covered entities (CEs) to now include business associates (BAs)....

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