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The True Cost of Data Breach Response

When a data breach happens the first thing you think about is what you are going to do next – the next hour, the next day, the next week.  Understandably time is of the essence.  Digital Forensics, state, federal, AG and victim notifications, PR efforts are all put on timelines.  Do this first, this second, […]

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Compliance as a False Security Strategy

Dr. Cris Ewell, who we’ve talked  about before and before, has a great profile in the recent Data Breach Examiner.  In it, he talks about the need to look past “compliance” as the end all of security and privacy strategies in healthcare organizations. “Breach happens. That’s the operative assumption that Dr. Cris Ewell lives by. […]

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Creating a Culture of HIPAA Privacy and Security – Now With Tips!

A while back I wrote about creating a culture of privacy and security within an organization.  ID Experts, with the help of other industry experts, has just released “Five Tips to Make Patient Privacy Part of Your Organizational DNA” and it’s a great list.  The most recent trend has been towards making HIPAA privacy and […]

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VA Computers Lack Encryption Years After Data Breach

In 2006 the VA experienced one of the largest data breaches ever when 26 million veterans records were stolen from an external hard drive.  After the event VA officials called for the installation of encryption software on all of VA’s hardware.  6 years later how are they doing? “In the report, which is dated Oct. […]

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You Are Your Own Worst Security

Social engineering has been around for a while and has been apart of some of the most well known data breaches in the history of the internet.  Kevin Mitnick’s social engineering is now a source of internet legend and Defcon now has a contest dedicated to it.  If you haven’t ever read about their exploits […]

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Security and Privacy Challenges Facing Education

Piggybacking on yesterdays data breach / data dump by TeamGhostShell & ProjectWestWind, SC Magazine has a great interview with Sanjeev Sah, the CISO of UNC-Charlotte.  Only 4 months into his job he was faced with a 350,000 person breach. “In May, the 50-year-old university provided the unsavory details of what happened: The Social Security numbers […]

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Identity Theft Myths

Article by Rachel James from ID Experts, reprinted in its entirety. Thanks to identity theft awareness programs, many people are now exercising increased caution when online. Most folks understand the danger in revealing too much personal information on the Internet, or falling for phishing scams. However, there are still some persistent myths that may be […]

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