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, …

Fasoo is a Proud Champion of Data Privacy Day

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Fasoo attended “The State of Privacy” event at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, DC on January 28, 2016 as part of Data Privacy Day. The luncheon and event was sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to help raise awareness and dialogue on managing privacy in the US and internationally. On January 27, 2014, the 113th U.S. Congress …

Will Healthcare Data Breaches Increase In 2016?

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A recent article in Forbes addresses the massive healthcare data breaches in 2015 where over 112 million records were lost, stolen or inappropriately accessed.  The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) under the department of Health and Human Services publishes these data breaches as reported to it and required by HIPAA.  The numbers are a bit staggering.  The top ten data …

Protect Your Privacy and Data During Online Holiday Shopping

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Today is the last shopping day before Christmas, although I would bet a few of you will somehow buy something on Christmas morning; thank goodness for 24-hour minimarts.  A lot of us are doing more of our shopping online, which is both convenient and prone to abuse.  Protect your privacy by taking precautions and only shopping at retailers you trust. …

4 Reasons You Need Enterprise Digital Rights Management

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In today’s business world, information security, regulatory compliance and data governance requirements are driving a top to bottom change in how we manage corporate data.  As the walls of an organization blur, new business models make the definition of employee, business partner and corporate information difficult to define. Many companies allow employees to work from any location at anytime using …

10 Tips To Make You A Cyber Smart Holiday Shopper

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As we move into the week of Thanksgiving in the US, some of us start thinking about eating, family and football; not necessarily in that order.  Others start thinking about shopping for the holidays. Next week is Cyber Monday and I think it’s a little easier on the feet and constitution than Black Friday.  I would rather go online and …

Stay One Step Ahead Of The App Hackers

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I recently wrote an article about hackers getting iOS App developers to use a bogus Xcode development kit downloaded from a Chinese site to create applications.  The development kit contained malicious code that caused all types of security problems in iPhone and iPad apps.  Read the entire article here. This is a new frontier for hackers.  Rather than attacking perimeter …