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How to Respond to a Data Breach in the Cloud

A data breach at your cloud storage provider is a serious breach response challenge.  As more and more organizations more data to the decentralized places like cloud storage, the implications on data breach response are enormous.  One of the first pieces of data breach response, digital forensics investigation, becomes a huge technical issue.  Seth Berman, […]

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SSN Data Breach hits University of Virgina

A data breach at the University of Virgina was recently caused by a mailing mistake, exposing the social security numbers of 18,700 students – the university lists 21,000 students total.  The mailing mistake came when Aetna Student Health, which provides health insurance to the school and students, sent out brochure with students SSN printed on […]

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Devleoping a data breach informational website that helps people become more self-sufficient

This “Data Breach Response – How To” article is part of our larger series by Heather Noonan. Informational website? What is that? Well, if you don’t mind, I’m going to recommend it.  It’s a definite must have for any data breach response. You will find that most people today turn to the internet to find […]

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State Requirements in the Data Breach Notification Letter: Don’t forget to include tips

This “Data Breach Response – How To” article is part of our larger series by Heather Noonan.  This was originally posted here. Maryland? California? New York or was it Nebraska? Maybe it was Florida? Keeping data breach laws and regulations organized by state can be a very daunting and confusing task. For example in Massachusetts, […]

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Champlain College Hit By Flash Drive Data Breach

A flash drive containing sensitive information of Champlain College students was found in a computer lab on campus exposing over 14,000.  The breached information, including social security numbers, belonged to students who applied for admission as far back as 2010.  The flash drive was inadvertently left in a computer lab on campus and it is […]

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University of Florida Notifies Patients after Healthcare Data Breach

University of Florida notified over 5,500 patients (and parents of) after an employee working at the medical center may have compromised PHI and PII.  The employee was discovered to have ties with an ID theft ring.  The healthcare breach happened at the UF Pediatric Primary Care Clinic and involved minors, hence the parents being notified.  […]

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How to work with multiple language populations after a healthcare data breach?

This “Data Breach Response – How To” article is part of our larger series by Heather Noonan. Working with multiple languages after a data breach can be fairly simple if you remember a couple important things and remember that you may run into some obstacles along the way. Think of it as an adventure and […]

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Breach Notification – Face Palm Edition

When a company loses your information, especially when it’s sensitive information like your credit card information, you expect a level of seriousness to the response.  What you don’t expect is  “We believe the risk of harm to you is low.”  Believe?  You don’t know? Did you do forensics? Did you investigate?  I “believe” your explanation […]

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How to Inform Internal Teams of a Data Breach?

This “Data Breach Response – How To” article is part of our larger series by Heather Noonan.  This post is also available on the ID Experts Data Breach Blog. What is the best way to tell your internal teams that your company has had a data breach? A data breach isn’t unlike any other public […]

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University Data Breaches on the Rise

About five minutes after writing my post about the Salem State University data breach that hit 25k people, I ran across this story.  2012 saw a dramatic increase in records breached at colleges and universities but less institutions breached.  Less incidents but larger breaches. TeamSHATTER reports on data breaches in the higher education vertical throughout […]

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