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Webinar: Data breaches can happen anytime, anywhere...

Can you imagine losing backup disks containing information for 300,000 patients? Or having computer back-up tapes stolen? What if someone hacked into your network servers or lost important laptops? These aren’t hypothetical scenarios. They’re real data breach cases that have occurred in recent years. Can this happen to you?...

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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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Cyber insurance: the risk-reduction remedy some compan...

  Unfettered mayhem, raining down from cyberspace, has birthed the need for new protection few would have envisioned just a few years ago: cyber insurance coverage. As coverage goes, cyber insurance is still a relatively new and emerging option that, despite its newness, is rapidly gaining traction among threat-weary...

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Protecting high-risk information in EHRs...

Our guest blogger this week is Karen Barney of the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). According to one recent study, more than 19 million health records have been compromised since August 2009.  As the health care industry moves into the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), medical breaches have...

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Vigilance is still the best medicine for avoiding medi...

  The latest Ponemon Institute Medical Identity Theft survey reflects the classic good news, bad news scenario. The good news is that more consumers understand how medical identity theft happens, and the importance of checking healthcare invoices and records for accuracy. The bad news is that the victim count...

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Password management...

Our guest blogger this week is Karen Barney of the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). The rise of online functionality and connectivity has in turn given rise to online security issues, which create the need for passwords and other defenses against information theft.  Most people today have multiple online...

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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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Infographic: The state of identity theft...

A nationwide look at consumers’ identity theft complaints based on FTC...

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Three reasons your breach notices are flawed...

Still using the less-is-more approach to notification letters? As it turns out, consumers want more – much more than they’re getting. In a new study, 72% of consumers who recall receiving a notification letter express disappointment. The Ponemon Institute explores why in the 2012 Consumer Study on Data Breach...

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The compliance risks of social media...

Organizations are adopting social media tools within their networks at increasing rates, yet the legal and compliance risks are often not fully understood or addressed.  A recent Forrester report noted that more than half of security decision-makers and influencers at enterprises reported that they were “concerned” or “very concerned”...

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Case closed: 8 Things you didn’t know about data breac...

As data breaches have exploded in frequency and scale, it’s no surprise that corresponding lawsuits have also flourished.  Do these lawsuits have a common pattern?  A recent draft research paper, Empirical Analysis of Data Breach Litigation, takes a look at federal data breach lawsuits to assess the common characteristics....

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Healthcare breaches & fraud are here to stay...

Don’t expect medical breaches and healthcare fraud to drop off the radar anytime soon. Here’s why. First, the number of breaches in the industry is still escalating. In 2011, healthcare breaches occurred 32% more frequently than in 2010.1 Second, the profitably of medical records on the black market is...

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