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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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When are small businesses too small for data breach? N...

Many small business owners believe that their companies are too small to be victims of data breach. When in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the latest Verizon data breach study “Verizon 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report” found that nearly 75 percent of the data...

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Congress fails to reach agreement on cybersecurity leg...

Our guest blogger this week is Zachary Smith, a legislative analyst for the Experian Government Affairs team. Despite being a top priority for the Administration and leadership in Congress for much of the past year, the Senate failed to reach agreement on a comprehensive cybersecurity bill before adjourning for...

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Report gives readers the latest inside(r) scoop...

Today, those who steal data from the outside also usually steal the headlines. Witness recent mega-hacks at some very well-known firms: Electronics corporation: criminals accessed, stole and reused usernames and passwords from nearly 100,000 accounts stored on third-party servers Social media site: encoded passwords for 6.5 million (one out...

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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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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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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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5 Differentiating factors of a healthcare breach...

Data breaches occur in every industry, but, in healthcare, they’re a whole different ballgame. Black market prices and mobile devices drive data theft and loss. Federal regulations govern breach reporting. With breaches of medical records increasing 97% from 2010 to 2011, the medical field has been especially hard hit....

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The RX for medical breaches...

It’s no secret that healthcare data breaches are steadily on the rise.  As technology has modernized healthcare, it has also made healthcare more vulnerable to hackers, fraudsters, and costly bad luck (such as when a lost portable hard drive exposes the personal health records of thousands of patients.) The...

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Big data can mean big breaches...

As companies accumulate vast amount of data to improve their business intelligence, the risks of data breaches accumulate accordingly.  While organizations are rapidly increasing their ability to store, process and analyze huge amount of information collected from social networks, sensors, IT systems and other sources, they’re often failing to...

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Infographic: Unlock data breach facts...

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