Right now the headlines in the security world are on fire with hacks and breaches. There is a nasty number brewing at DHS involving federal employees, and there is the alleged largest hack of username and password data ever as well. I say “alleged” because some in the security world have called some of the […]
Days later, after New York-Presbyterian agreed to pay out the largest settlement ever in a HIPAA violation case ($4.8M), the only thing we can ask ourselves is, “Why did this happen, and how could this have been prevented?” The breach was ultimately discovered by an external entity of the hospital when they found a deceased […]
Data security is an information technology topic that has moved beyond the walls of IT engineers and their peers to – well everyone else. Take for instance the recent security hole reported by Indiana University that resulted in an estimated 146,000 Indiana University students’ “personal data…inadvertently exposed to webcrawling programs since last March” per CNN. […]
Three months after the massive Target attack that resulted in 110 million consumers’ credit card and personal data being stolen; we are finding out that company size is irrelevant in the data breach conversation; as consumer confidence, market presence, and brand recognition are absolutely critical to an organizations bottom line – profitability. Since customer confidence, […]
Four years; yes, you read that correctly, four years later approximately one thousand patients of Riverside Health System of Virginia were notified they were victims of a privacy breach. The fact that a healthcare provider was breached seems to be a common headline in the news these days. Personally what makes this breach even more […]
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