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Sen. Elizabeth Warren v.s. Equifax

Why is Senator Elizabeth Warren fired up over Equifax? The Senator’s office recently released a 15-page report highlighting all the ways in which Equifax went wrong, from ignoring notifications of issues in their systems to delaying before making consumers aware of the issues. But, what was the most alarming aspect of the Equifax Breach? What […]

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Identity Theft Protection for Tennessee Farm Bureau Members

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States – over 15.4 million adults were affected in 2015 alone. More and more organizations are seeing the value of providing identity protection services to their members and employees. The Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation, the nation’s largest Farm Bureau organization with over 600,000 members, has […]

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Get the Equi-Facts on Equifax

The Equifax breach is all anyone can talk about lately, and rightly so. With over 143 million Americans affected and the most sensitive information compromised, it’s likely we’ll continue to see consequences from this breach for years to come. Let’s look at what we know about this breach now and what’s likely to happen in the […]

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What’s the Deal with Healthcare & Blockchains?

There’s a lot of talk as to who owns your medical identity, how electronic health records are handled, remediation of healthcare data breaches, etc, but the next big topic of discussion are blockchains. What are blockchains? Can healthcare data truly be secure with them? Imagine if all electronic medical records (EMRs) and other electronic health […]

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Lack of US Cybersecurity: One-Way Ticket to Cyber Pearl Harbor

Nation-state cyber attacks and data breaches are showing no signs of stopping; and if 2016 proved anything, it’s that the United States has some serious cybersecurity gaps. Whether it be the federal government, critical infrastructure or businesses, there are gaps in cybersecurity that need to be filled ASAP. The U.S. has a pressing need to […]

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What Scams Are We Expecting to See in 2017?

Every new year holds new and different scams than the year before it. In 2017, MyIDCare has predicted a handful of scams that will come about in 2017; some new, some old. Read on and learn how to protect yourself in the coming year. Every new year brings with it new hope, new plans … […]

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Business associate’s average cost from a data breach is $1 million

Are you a business associate?  Well if you are you better take notice.  The OCR now audits healthcare business associates and between the possible fines and costs of responding to a data breach, business associates need to be prepared. How to be a successful business associate HIPAA (and your BA agreements) will require your organization […]

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Navigating the Rough Waters of a Being a HIPAA Business Associate

One the most frequently asked question of organizations in the healthcare universe (anyone who manages PHI) is “Am I a HIPAA Business Associate?”  The second most frequent question, “what is a HIPAA Business Associate?” Are We a Business Associate? Chances are, you are a business associate. In all likelihood, when you set up your business […]

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Did the St. Louis Cardinals Hack the Houston Astros?

File this one in “unexpected data breaches,” the FBI is currently investigating the St. Louis Cardinals for hacking into the internal networks of the Houston Astros. “The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors are investigating whether front-office officials for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful teams in baseball over the past two decades, […]

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Ponemon Releases Fifth Annual Study on Healthcare Data Breaches

Ponemon has release it’s fifth annual study on healthcare data breaches and it has some interesting data. The Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data, sponsored by ID Experts, shows that, for the first time, criminal attacks are the number-one root cause of healthcare data breaches. We calculated a 125 percent […]

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