Data-Centric Approach Starves Data-Hungry Cybercriminals

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In a slideshow recently published in IT Business Edge, breaches within healthcare organizations hit an all-time high in 2015. With healthcare records growing in value, cybercriminals have realized they can get a quick payout by hacking this confidential information and selling it to other malicious actors or groups. Healthcare organizations have become easy targets because they tend to place more …

Concerned about Print Security?

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Information security is a tough business.  As technologies evolve and businesses seek to use technology advancements as a competitive edge to be more productive, more efficient and to provide better service to their customers, the bad guys are also innovating with more ingenious ways to get at valuable digital business information.  Security postures are often re-evaluated to add new layers …

EU-US Privacy Shield and the Future of Data Protection

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The European Commission adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield on July 12, 2016 as a replacement for the Safe Harbor rules that were overturned by the European Court of Justice in October 2015.  This new framework protects the fundamental rights of anyone in the EU whose personal data is transferred to the United States as well as bringing legal clarity for …

Seven Employees at ProMedica Hospitals Breach Patient Information

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Recently ProMedica Bixby and Herrick Hospitals contacted 3,472 patients informing them that their private medical records had been improperly accessed by seven employees.  As is standard practice with the breach of patient information, patients received letters from ProMedica explaining the situation, the hospital’s action plan to prevent additional breaches and offering a full year of free credit protection monitoring. The hospital …

FDIC is Adding Digital Rights Management to Arsenal for Data-Centric Security

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On Thursday May 12, 2016, the Congressional Subcommittee on Science, Space and Technology held a special hearing in Room 2318 of the Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing addressed if Americans can trust their private banking information is secure by relying on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). During the session, lawmakers stated that the FDIC has a long history …

Healthcare Data Breach – Unauthorized Access for Seven Years

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UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital has made the news very recently as one of the latest healthcare environments that had a data breach. While on the surface this news appears to be just another healthcare data breach, there is something very different about it; the breach occurred over a span of seven years and was only recently discovered and reported. A “former employee” …

Blueprint for Healthcare Data Protection

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Protected Health Information (PHI) security and patient privacy are major areas of concern for today’s health care providers, insurers, and their business partners. With each passing month, we are witnessing major new data breach incidents in the news that continually increase the number of individuals whose PHI is exposed. Protected Health Information is an attractive target for the bad guys …

Strengthen Your Security On World Password Day 2016

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Today is World Password Day 2016 and it’s a great time to take a look at how you use, manage and protect your work and online identity.  Many of the data breaches you read about in the headlines, like the recent Reuters breach, are the results of exposed or compromised passwords.  While better identity and authentication systems exist using biometrics, …

Data-Centric Security in the Boardroom

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With so many high profile data breaches in the public eye recently, cyber security is now front and center in many organizations.  Globally cyber attacks and data leaks are daily threats to organizations, reminding everyone that we are all potential targets. Attorneys are warning about potential individual liability for corporate directors who do not take appropriate responsibility for oversight of …

Big Data and Data Analytics Need Data-Centric Security

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Big Data and Data Analytics are changing the way the world uses business information. The amount of data that’s created and stored daily on a global level is almost inconceivable as with each passing hour, the data grows at an amazing pace. Everything from the most trivial details of our personal lives to highly sensitive information at work is now …