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 …

You Can Stop Authorized User Data Breaches

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With news of data breaches every other day, many companies are now turning their attention to where sensitive files reside, who has access to the sensitive information, how this information is being used and securing it. The cyber criminals’ techniques for breaking through perimeter defenses are always getting more sophisticated. Everyone realizes that network security alone is no longer a …

Data-Centric Security and Pulaski County Special School District Data Breach

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This week news broke about a data breach within the Pulaski County Special School District. The breach resulted in more than 3,000 employee’s personal information being compromised. It is reported that a PCSSD employee was responsible for the compromise of thousands of current and former employees’ personal information and she has resigned from her position as of February 2016. Notices …

Is the FBI Request to Unlock an iPhone a Good Idea?

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On February 16, 2016, a US judge ordered Apple to help the FBI search an iPhone belonging to the man responsible for the recent mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.  The shooting, which the FBI has classified as a terrorist attack, is under investigation and the agency is trying to understand details that they are hoping to find on the …

Lock Your Healthcare Data, Stat

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Will the healthcare industry finally move towards the use of encryption in hospitals and other healthcare facilities to protect vulnerable patient and hospital data?  More and more preventable incidents keep occurring that put patient information at risk. A 2015 data breach study estimated that breaches cost the healthcare industry about $5.6 billion annually.  As healthcare moves toward more connected care, …