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Cybersecurity Risks and the Healthcare System [Report]

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When you think about online security, it’s a fair bet that the protection of your health records will be near the top of the list of the personal data that you value the most. Well, surprise: According to a new benchmark report, your personal health information would appear to be less well protected than you might imagine. The Insights Industry …

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Dell Report Reveals Iranian Hackers Used LinkedIn to Spy

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How often have you gotten a social media connection request from a person you didn’t know well, or perhaps even at all? Did you reject it immediately, accept, or do a little research first? Many people skim the profiles of potential connections to determine the validity of an unknown request—that is, the perceived validity. What if those seemingly random requesters …

Is The C-Suite Guilty of Ignoring IT Security and its Associated Risks?

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Last year, Target’s CEO stepped down after one of the worst cyber-attacks we’ve seen yet. In the massive data breach, debit and credit card details of a staggering 100-plus million customers were stolen. Unfortunately, Target is not alone. More than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies have been victims of cybercrimes, and cases of security leaks and hacks hit the …

10 questions to ask to ensure your cloud services provider is HIPAA compliant

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More companies are looking to the cloud for business and data storage solutions, especially those in the healthcare space. If your business must be HIPAA compliant, these 10 questions to ensure HIPAA compliance might save you some major headaches down the road. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is one way that security and privacy is regulated. It was …

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Five IT Security Claims You Can Quit Believing

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According to the latest annual PwC survey of the Global State of Information Security, the number of cyber security incidents detected is rising sharply, while the amount spent on security has been falling. Given the extremely high cost of a cyberattack to a businesses’ reputation and day-to-day operations, it’s a bit of an understatement to say this might be considered …

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How to Master HIPAA Compliance and Security in the Cloud

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In a world of tight healthcare budgets and increasing pressure to implement new technology, many healthcare CIOs are looking to the cloud for solutions. The flexibility and potential cost savings that cloud services can offer are obvious benefits to healthcare executives facing ever-higher costs to collect, collate, and store vast amounts of digital data. But, we’re talking healthcare here. The …

Enterprise IT Reality: Cyberthreats and Security Fears

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Today’s enterprise IT teams are largely kept awake at night focused on cyberthreats and security fears. That’s very different, though, than what tech teams have focused on in the past. Consider this: In November 1988, the world was introduced to the first widespread computer bug. The virus caused thousands of machines to crash and resulted in damage that was well …

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Four Steps to Protecting Your Utility Management System from Hackers

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Every day it seems as though there’s another hacking story in the news, the most recent of which is yet another hacking by the Chinese of the federal government’s databases, this time gaining access to personal information on some four million current and former federal employees. Troubling, to be sure. More troubling if you happen to be an IT pro …

Managing the Data Security Risks of Patient Portals

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The rapid advances of technology are affecting all areas of our lives, and in the process is throwing up new, and often unexpected challenges to our privacy, especially the security of our personal information. This is notable in the intimate realm of our health, as well as our relationships with our medical practitioners and providers. As the use of electronic …

What Is Next For Consumer Privacy As Data Continues To Proliferate

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We are inherently drawn towards things that are free. Psychologist, Dan Ariely, in his book, Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, has explained this behavior, “FREE! gives us such an emotional charge that we perceive what is being offered as immensely more valuable than it really is.” With the rise in consumerism, our needs, wants, and demands …