Three tips for choosing a cloud provider...

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Oct 23 2012 by
To cloud or not to cloud? That is the question. And while there’s no questioning the convenience and benefits of cloud storage – you can access your data from multiple devices and save space on your own servers – there are questions regarding how secure cloud storage really is. Given recent hacking incidents at bigger-than-big companies and popular cloud services, here are a few things you need to consider when...

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Federal breach notice: A view worth the climb?...

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Oct 16 2012 by
  Our guest blogger this week is Gant Redmon, General Counsel & Vice President of Business Development at Co3 Systems. Working for a company that navigates 46 different state breach notice laws and a plethora of sector based federal breach notice laws, I’m often asked what I think the likelihood is that the Federal Government will pass a comprehensive data breach notification law that supersedes all the...

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Companies Beware: Cyber security escalates in importance...

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Oct 09 2012 by
How important is cyber security? October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month for the ninth consecutive year and each year, the designation seems to become more important. So important that a top U.S. cyber warrior is recommending that his cyber command division be elevated into a top-level military unit under the Department of Defense. The Cyber Command, created two years ago, is currently under the U.S....

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Connecticut gets serious about breach reporting...

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Oct 02 2012 by
Get ready, Connecticut. A new data breach law is now in effect that brings the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) into the reporting loop. The new law requires notifying the OAG by email no later than when affected consumers are notified. Previously, businesses were only required to report a breach to consumers. Yet Attorney General George Jepsen and his office were tasked with enforcing state breach laws – hard to...

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Share National Internet Safety Month with every employee...

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Jun 12 2012 by
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 organizations had experienced at least one data breach due to the actions of a careless or malicious employee.1 It’s important to...

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Resources for managing your enterprise security and privacy ...

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Jan 03 2012 by
Our guest blogger this week is Tom Bowers. While well-known for years as the Managing Director of Security Constructs LLC, he is now the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Virginia Community College System. I've been actively involved in InfraGard for many years. InfraGard is a public/FBI partnership with a primary mission of protecting critical infrastructure.  Because of this partnership, I began to...

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Phishing attacks threaten your business...

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Nov 16 2010 by
Hopefully very few us have fallen victim to a phishing scam, but we’ve come across these scams or heard about them in the media. Fortunately, because of this awareness, less than 1% of customers are being foiled by these nefarious attempts, according to a recent report that focused on customers of major US and European banks. However, of those who were lured to these phishing sites, 45% entered in their personal...

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Learn how to minimize the risk of a data breach...

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Nov 09 2010 by
Despite stringent new breach notification laws, the number of reported data breaches has sharply increased. According to the Open Security Foundation, the number of reported breaches shot up from 141 in 2005 to over 500 each year since 2006. These breaches not only result in a loss of customer trust, but also have a significant financial impact as well.  The average cost per company record has increased by over 45% to $204...

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Help your customers protect their PHI...

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Sep 21 2010 by
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 rise. A recent Javelin Strategy and Research study noted that fraud resulting from exposed health data has more than doubled over the past...

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