Tag: data security

Experts: Be fast and forthcoming with details of a data breach

After the recent rash of high-profile data breaches, the Internet is ripe with tips for handling a breach at your organization. The standard experts’ message: Notify consumers immediately and don’t downplay the impact. The Dallas Morning News has a keen … Continue reading

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Friend or foe? Cybersecurity risks for shared data and a few precautions

Mom always said to choose your friends wisely. Maybe she was trying to protect you from a data breach. AT&T learned that lesson the hard way. From a statement released by the company : “We recently learned that three employees … Continue reading

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Patient data collection and analytics are key to success in an accountable care organization environment

There’s a fundamental change underway in the healthcare system, which is shifting away from a traditional fee-for-service model toward a more accountable, patient-centered model of care. Accountable care organizations (ACO) are popping up across the country with what’s being referred … Continue reading

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Bridging the software and infosec professional chasm

In contrast to the unseasonably cold weather Columbus, Ohio, has experienced of late, this week’s InfoSec Summit kicked off in bright purple ‘Aloha’ style with Jim Manico’s recommendations for improving web application security. Only one other attendee could match his … Continue reading

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Is the FTC enforcing better cybersecurity for data protection in non-regulated industries?

Those of us working in the security and compliance world are very aware of the data privacy rules and enforcement in different regulated industries: Health and Human Services (HHS) and its Office of Civil Rights (OCR) have broad authority over … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity tip: Homeland Security says stop using Internet Explorer until bug is fixed

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a vulnerability note stating Microsoft Internet Explorer “contains a use-after-free vulnerability” that can “allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.” The security flaw was first detected by … Continue reading

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Is the FTC coming after your company next? Learn how to avoid it during our next ‘Tuesdays at 2′ webinar series

HIPAA. PCI. SOX. All very familiar, but rather industry-specific, acronyms in the world of regulating data security. A recent court decision confirmed the authority of another powerful player – the FTC – to be the omnibus data security enforcer of … Continue reading

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Federal court upholds FTC’s authority to penalize lax cyber security measures protecting personal information and credit card numbers

The Federal Trade Commission has taken new assertive action to protect consumer data privacy interests, this time relating to breaches of payment card information, and other consumer personal information by Wyndham Worldwide, a company which owns and manages hotels. Just … Continue reading

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Online Tech one of CIOReview magazine’s 20 Most Promising Enterprise Security Companies

Online Tech was named to CIOReview magazine’s list of the 20 Most Promising Enterprise Security Companies released in its April issue. The magazine reports the purpose of compiling the list is “to help CIOs navigate and find the right enterprise … Continue reading

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BYOD continues to grow, continues to be a security concern

More and more healthcare organizations are allowing employees to connect their own mobile devices to their network, but more than half are not confident those devices are secure. According to the Ponemon Institute’s fourth annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy … Continue reading

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