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Ponemon Report on Patient Privacy and Data Security

The Ponemon Institute just released their 4th Annual Report on Patient Privacy and Data Security sponsored by ID Experts.  The report has some surprising and interesting findings as to the state of healthcare privacy and security: Employee negligence: 75 percent reported employee negligence as their biggest worry, and insider negligence was the root of most […]

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Data Breach Exposes 42 Million Plaintext Passwords – Really?

First Adobe, then PR Newswire, and now Cupid Media… but this time in plaintext.  Found in the same cache of records from the first two breaches Cupid Media had over 42 Million plaintext passwords exposed – and we thought the Adobe data breach was bad. Plaintext… really?  Information Security 101: encrypt your passwords. “The compromise […]

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University-College Data Breach Strikes Again

Tallahassee Community College was the latest victim of a university-college data breach.  What’s interesting about this case is the college was notified by federal authorities, not through their own security processes.  From what was reported it sounds like after uncovering a tax fraud ring, they back tracked the stolen information to the college. CC Police […]

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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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Cyber Data Risk Managers Releases “2013 Data Privacy, Information Security and Cyber Insurance Trends Report”

Just like it’s long title suggest, the “2013 Data Privacy, Information Security and Cyber Insurance Trends Report” released this week by the Cyber Data Risk Managers is an extensive list of industry experts offering thoughts on all things data privacy, information security, cyber insurance and data breach trends.  Both Rick Kam, President and co-founder of […]

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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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HIPAA Security and Privacy Risk caused by HIEs and EHRs

There are a lot of unknown issue around Health Information Exchanges when it comes to HIPAA security and privacy.  A recent whitepaper by ID Experts and the American Hospital Association explores a lot of these still grey areas. We know that electronic health records (EHR) and health information exchanges (HIE) offer new ways to collaborate […]

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Data Security Hits the Mainstream Media

  After some high profile data breaches and the most recent HHS fine, mainstream media is now turning its attention to healthcare data breach and patient privacy.  The USA Today, the main’st of mainstream publications, just ran a Snapshot on the recent Third Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security. As evidenced in […]

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2012 Data Breaches: A Look Back

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to look back and play Monday Morning Quarterback.  In 2012 we saw the rise of the hackivist, major college breaches, and two states learning a valuable lesson on data security.  Rick Kam has another look at 2012. “From my perspective, there were three important things to […]

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