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Newly Released Ponemon Report: Healthcare Data Breach on the Rise

It’s that time of year again, where we look back at 2012 and assess the damage.  Last week saw the release of the Third Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security by Ponemon Institute, sponsored by ID Experts.  The report has some interesting findings about the state of healthcare patient privacy and frequency […]

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All Things Data Breach Launched

LinkedIn groups have become important places for professionals to meet, network and interact online.  All Things HITECH was launched over a year ago and has had great success, amassing over 850 members.  But All Things HITECH is focused on healthcare data breaches.  In a push to be focus more broadly and be more inclusive to […]

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ID Experts Announces YourResponse Data Breach Response Method

Today ID Experts announced YourResponseTM – including a fancy image – a four part work flow used for data breach response. YourResponse is a four stage methodlogy that takes a structured approach to breach response. Each stage — Discover, Analyze, Formulate and Respond — have specific tasks and goals that in combination are intended to help […]

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New software tool for healthcare data breach risk assessments

ID Experts today announced RADAR (HITECH Data Breach Risk Assessment, Documentation and Reporting), the industry’s first expert software tool to measure a data breach incident’s risk index (IRI) by combining the severity of the episode and the sensitivity of the exposed data to quantify the incident’s overall harm threshold.  Designed for healthcare providers, HIPAA covered […]

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HITECH Breach Risk Assessment Webinar

Healthcare organizations that fall under the definition of HIPAA covered entities should be very aware of their obligations under the data breach provisions of the HITECH Act. The reason being that there are now very substantial penalties for disregarding the security and privacy regulations, for lax detection of data breach incidents and for failing to […]

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Symantec Report Highlights Hacking as Cause for Majority of Data Breach Records

Symantec released their Global Internet Security Report for 2009 which explores in great detail the causes of data breach incidents. It finds that hacking attacks are responsible for the majority of personal identity records exposed in 2009. “In 2009, 60 percent of identities exposed were compromised by hacking attacks, which are another form of targeted […]

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Financial Management of Cyber Risk

This past week, the Internet Security Alliance (ISA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) released a groundbreaking document that is aimed at assisting the Chief Financial Officer of major corporations and organizations in managing the financial risks inherent in protecting an organization from cybercrime. Titled “The Financial Management of Cyber Risk: An Implementation Framework […]

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LifeLock Settles with FTC for $12MM

Federal agencies and regulators announced this week that LifeLock will pay $12 million to settle a complaint that it used false and misleading claims in its advertising. $11 million of the settlement will be paid to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and $1 million to 35 state attorneys general, all of whom worked together on […]

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Old Scam Making Alarming Comeback on Facebook

Remember the classic “Nigerian 419” scam; where a rich Prince or Bank Executive from a foreign country just needed your banking information to facilitate a transfer of funds? In exchange for your help, you would receive a percentage of those funds; Gratis. And just like that, you could make a profit. Unfortunately, the only ones […]

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DataLossDB Site Beta

The Attrition.org site has now re-emerged as DataLossDB. Their mission is described as follows on their site: “DataLossDB, formerly the Attrition.org, Data Loss Database Open Source, is an research project aimed at documenting known and reported data loss incidents world-wide. The effort is now a community one, with the move to OSF, and relies on […]

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