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The Aftermath of the Kroger/Equifax W-2 Breach

On May 6, 2016, Kroger had to notify 430,000+ current employees and former employees that their W-2 information had been breached. Unfortunately, the breach took place through a third party vendor, Equifax W-2 eXpress site. Three parties are involved in and affected by this breach: Kroger, Equifax, and Kroger’s current and past employees. All the […]

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How to Choose the Right Data Breach Response Vendor

When it comes to selecting a breach response vendor, there’s a few things to keep in mind that your selected vendor must have in order to lead and execute a successful response. How to choose the right data breach response vendor: Data breaches have become an everyday cost of doing business. A proper response can […]

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Millennials – Tech Savvy & Lazy With Security

Millennials have officially surpassed baby boomers as the largest generation in the workforce, and were practically born with technology in their hands. Millennials have been connected from a very young age and are incredibly technology savvy – but why are they the laziest when it comes to security of their devices and data? Here are […]

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The Top 10 Worst Data Breaches of 2015

In 2015, we saw some of the worst data breaches in history. From Anthem and Ashley Madison, to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and Harvard, millions upon millions of records compromised. In other sad news, those were only data breaches that affected the United States; Russia and Turkey both suffered massive data breaches, exposing […]

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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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Malicious Attacks now Leading Cause of Healthcare Data Breaches

A new study by the Ponemon Institute and ID Experts reveals a trend that has the Healthcare industry on edge. For the first year in it’s five years of reporting, malicious criminal attacks now lead the pack for healthcare data breach causes – previously, unintentional events/accidents were the leading cause of healthcare breaches. This comes […]

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Software for Privacy & Security Incident Response

More and more organization are turning to software platforms to address the increasing burden privacy and security incidents create for companies that hold or process regulated data – data regulated by federal laws (HIPAA/HITECH) or regulated by numerous and varying state data breach laws. “Organizations are increasingly turning to RADAR®, patented privacy & security incident […]

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Auburn Data Breach Exposes SSN Numbers

A large data breach at Auburn University exposed, among other sensitive information, the Social Security Numbers of about 364,012 current, former and prospective students.  This breach includes information of those prospective students who never even applied to Auburn.  How is that?  Universities can purchase the information of students who have complete standardize tests, ACTs & […]

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Big Breach Targets: Why Healthcare, Why Now?

In early February, Anthem Healthcare reported a data breach that may have affected up to 80 million customers, as many as 1 in 4 Americans. The estimates dwarf last year’s Community Health Systems breach by an order of magnitude. Last year’s litany of history-making breaches involved retail companies—Target, Home Depot, K-Mart, and the list goes […]

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2014 Medical Identity Theft Report Released – Increases 21% Year Over Year

The Fifth Annual Study on Medical Identity Theft by Ponemon Institute (2014) has just been released and has plenty of interesting data points… Medical identity theft is costly to consumers Unlike credit card fraud, victims of medical identity theft can suffer significant financial consequences. Sixty-five percent of medical identity theft victims surveyed paid more than […]

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