UVA forms data breach taskforce; IN hospital apologizes for error 
HealthITSecurity.comThe University of Virginia’s Chief Operating Officer, Pat Hogan, will lead a task force to review the policies that led to 18,700 student social security numbers to be printed on the outside of health insurance enrollment fliers sent to their homes …

OHSU breach triggers sufficient risk assessment questions
HealthITSecurity.com

As data breaches become a fact of life in the age of cloud computing, new evidence suggests that consumers are seeking out companies that protect their privacy. According to Forrester Research (FORR), people will choose to give their business to firms …

Ponemon Institute Study: New Security Training Yields Increase In 
Dark Reading

Ponemon’s 2013 Cost of a Data Breach: Global Analysis study shows that 35% of global data breaches concerned a negligent employee or contractor (human factor). In light of these statistics, it is important that organizations have access to training …

Cell Phones and the Expectation of Privacy 
New York Times (blog)

… the financial data we give to banks or the phone numbers we dial. As Justice Thurgood Marshall wrote at the time, “Privacy is not a discrete commodity, possessed absolutely or not at all.” In other words, you shouldn’t lose every last shred of …

Survey Finds CPAs in Dark on Cyber Threats 
Fox Business

Though they may seem like unimportant targets compared to major companies like Apple and Facebook, small businesses make up 20% of all cyber-attacks, according to the U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology. And the pros …

Your location history is like a fingerprint. And cops can get it without a … 

Washington Post (blog)

The U.S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that individuals have no reasonable expectation of privacy over the location data collected by cellphone companies. Civil liberties groups had argued that information about your location was protected …

Hackers steal identity info of 72000 at U of Delaware 
USA TODAY

A cyberattack on a University of Delaware computer system exposed more than 72,000 people to identity theft and could cost the school millions of dollars – and the full extent of the security breach hasn’t been determined. Hackers exploited a security …