By: Jamie Herzlich
Securing corporate and client data can be a hefty task, considering all the potential threats from outside hackers. Creating secure passwords is a critical part in helping to protect a company’s proprietary information and needs to be… Content …
By: Allan Turner
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center officials Friday began notifying 2200 patients that a computer flash drive containing their names and health information had been lost in the institution’s second security breach in less than three months.
Employees may be using their own phones or tablets due to the BYOD (bring your own device to work) trend, and it can be difficult for companies to control data that is accessible by mobile devices. In an earlier report, we learned that the average loss for small businesses that experience a mobile security breach is $126,000. Using remote wipe or lock-down capabilities over mobile devices is something more small businesses should be doing.
By: Charles Arthur
Hackers have claimed responsibility for the spread of a computer virus that forced the world’s largest oil company, Saudi Aramco, to isolate its production systems from infected PC workstations inside the company. It is still unclear whether the …
By: Patrick Ouellette
PHIprivacy.net brought forward some interesting data protection information this week in digging up the details surrounding two apparent data breaches at Kindred Healthcare Inc. in the span of six months. It took some quality reporting to learn about …
BERLIN – A German data protection official called Wednesday for social networking site Facebook to delete biometric profiles of people stored without their explicit consent, saying they breach European privacy rules. In other words, he wants Facebook …
By: Kyle Murphy, PhD
However, this practice should carry with it special procedures and protocols to ensure that PHI in physical transit is not unnecessarily exposed to a health data breach. Hopefully, fewer covered entities will avoid doing the bare minimum to safeguard …