Tag: mobile data security

News of major retail data breaches are becoming commonplace – Home Depot being the latest in a long line – but consumers don’t appear to be changing their behaviors in response. A report by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of RSA was released Tuesday showing half of the 1,000 consumers surveyed had been the victim of a breach, but only 14 percent say a data breach would affect their shopping or banking behavior. The study suggests consumers have become desensitized …

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 and Data Security, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs usage continues to rise despite concerns about employee negligence and the use of insecure mobile devices. According to the study: “…88 percent of organizations permit employees and medical staff to use …

With smartphones and social media platforms becoming a major means of communication between friends, family and co-workers, we have come to appreciate the evolution of mobile applications. With over 500,000 apps on iPhone, 350,000 on Android and thousands more on other operating systems, there are many different apps out there that offer many different services and solutions to its users. In order for these apps to work, they require permissions to use certain features of your phone in order to …

Preventing a HIPAA Violation in 2012

Posted on January 12, 2012 by

The government’s HIPAA Audit Program has been underway since November 2011, but it is scheduled to continue through the end of 2012. With more awareness and data breaches reported than ever, here are a few areas your company should be sure to evaluate this year in order to reduce your risk of a HIPAA violation. Mobile Device Security The infamous Ponemon Institute study on data breaches reports that 81 percent of healthcare organizations use mobile devices to collect, store and …

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