Tag Archives | data breach prevention

What IoT Devices Mean for InfoSec

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been a boon to our society, connecting individuals regardless of time zones and distance, but did we ever stop to think about the privacy and security risks? When last month’s DDoS attacks hit Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, etc., no one would’ve thought to look at connected printers, VoIP phones, webcams, […]

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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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Is Data Breach Prevention Dead?

It sounds silly, and might be a bit over dramatic, but is data breach prevention dead?  That’s the question being raised by several information security professionals and although the statement seems absurd, the logic isn’t. “In the past few years, we have experienced a lot more sophisticated, targeted attack activity that is a lot more […]

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Colleges and Universities Are Putting Private Financial Data at Risk

A new study, released by cyber security firm HALOCK Security Labs, has some interesting, but not surprising, stats behind data security at Colleges and Universities. HALOCK found that over 50% of the colleges and universities investigated allow for the transmission of sensitive information over unencrypted (and therefore unprotected) email as an option without directly promoting […]

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Idaho State University Hit With $400k HIPAA Fine

HHS hit Idaho State University with a $400,000 fine this week over HIPAA security violations.  The fine comes because of a healthcare data breach involving 17,500 patients where a firewall was disabled for 10 months.  Overall HHS listed a incomplete/inadequate risk assessment/analysis as one of the major factors in their decision. “Idaho State University (ISU) […]

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High Profile Data Breach hits Experian, Equifax & Trans Union

Experian, Equifax and TransUnion, the three top credit agencies have confirmed the data breach that exposed information on the previously doxed celebrities.  Using previously known information, hackers were able to use those credit agencies to gain access to celebrity accounts including Michelle Obama and Joe Biden. It’s all coming together! Yesterday an article was posted […]

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Learning From Your HIPAA Mistakes

Now that the new HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule is written in stone Federal Register, our friend Leon Rodriguez has been on a mini speaking tour talking about the new changes.  He is echoing a lot of the things written here, HIPAA data breach prevention and learning from your mistakes – being proactive will help you […]

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dBCS Orange Bowl: University of South Carolina vs. University of Texas

In 2012 we learned that university data breaches are a real and growing threat. In honor of this week’s bowl games we decided to unscientifically match two large university data breaches in a comparative discussion. With 2013 being the year of prevention, we hope that both teams walk away with good ideas on how to […]

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dBCS Sugar Bowl: Western Connecticut State vs. University of North Florida

In 2012 we learned that university data breaches are a real and growing threat. In honor of this week’s bowl games we decided to unscientifically match two large university data breaches in a comparative discussion. With 2013 being the year of prevention, we hope that both teams walk away with good ideas on how to […]

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dBCS Fiesta Bowl: UNC-Charlotte vs. Northwest Florida

In 2012 we learned that university data breaches are a real and growing threat. In honor of this week’s bowl games we decided to unscientifically match two large university data breaches in a comparative discussion. With 2013 being the year of prevention, we hope that both teams walk away with good ideas on how to […]

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