2013 Data Breaches: A Year in Review

  This year saw its fair share of data breaches, but the number of actual breaches was surprisingly less than in 2012. However, the number of records reported stolen continues to rise. In 2012, according to Privacy Rights Clearninghouse, all major organization types (healthcare, retail, financial, etc.) reported 684 breaches affecting nearly 28 million records. […]

Data Security Predictions for 2014

  With the Target breach closing out the year with a bang, specialists have put together some predictions for the year to come. The theme for 2014 is heightened expectations. Consumers and regulators are expected to put more pressure on organizations to step up their security measures throughout 2014. Kroll Advisory Solutions recently released its […]

Data Loss Prevention Best Practices

  Data loss prevention (DLP) is going to become even more important now that BYOD policies are taking over. It is important to understand what steps need to be taken and what considerations need to be made in order to protect your organization and its brand. We have touched on this subject before but its […]

Point of Sale Machines are Potential Cause of Another Data Breach

  Neiman Marcus is the latest victim of a data breach caused by credit card hackers. Brian Krebs reported last week that the upscale department store had its database of customer information hacked last month. This comes in the wake of Targets historic breach of over 40 million credit card numbers and an additional 70 […]

Intense Expectations for Healthcare Security Predicted in 2014

  In 2013, 45% of data breaches were in the healthcare industry. Because of this, compliance and regulations in healthcare are expected to intensify throughout this calender year. This will not bode well for what healthcare privacy, information security, and compliance officers were wishing for this year. In a recent survey performed by ID experts […]

Mobile Malware Provides Serious Threat in 2014

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New U.S. data breach laws met by problems from the past

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Target analysts warned of security weaknesses well before data breach

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Data breaches in Healthcare remain a big concern in 2014

[vc_row type=”grid” video_bg=”” css=”.vc_custom_1644068011317{padding-top: 80px !important;padding-bottom: 40px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ dp_animation=””][vc_column_text dp_animation=””]Last month we discussed the high expectations that would be put on healthcare IT this year. Only 2 months into the year and we are already starting to see signs of this, coming after the release of the 2013 HIMSS Security Survey. Our government has […]

Indiana University reports potential data breach

[vc_row type=”grid” video_bg=”” css=”.vc_custom_1644067917220{padding-top: 80px !important;padding-bottom: 40px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ dp_animation=””][vc_column_text dp_animation=””]Indiana University notified Indiana’s attorney general’s office this week of the exposure of approximately 146,000 records. These records included PII such as name, address, and Social Security numbers of students across 7 campuses, who attended from 2011-2014. However, this instance is different from what we […]