Category Archive for "Data Breach"

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Email Security Still the Achilles Heel of Business

If the recent Facebook privacy policy hoax – which filled news feeds everywhere with self-proclaimed privacy-protection notices – achieved anything, it was a message loud and clear that organizations need to take privacy and security extremely seriously. The loss of

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Make Email Security a Good-Tasting Medicine

Scan any security news site and it’s clear that there’s a neck-and-neck race to keep up with the ever-increasing threat of a security breach. Arguably it is because of these threats that technology has advanced to the state it is

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Perception vs Reality

The Perceptions Versus the Reality of IT Security Threats

When it comes to IT security, perceptions don’t always match reality. Many businesses believe that the biggest IT security threats to data are those caused by malicious outside forces attacking the organization. While there’s no question that external threats are

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Data Breaches: Calculating Their Cost is a Complex Conundrum

We often talk about the risk of a data breach and how to prevent it, but one area that still offers much room for discussion is around calculating the true cost of a breach. This is by no means an

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Secure Messaging is Far More than Email Encryption

Picture a scenario where a healthcare professional accidentally emails Patient A the medical history of Patient B. While the email may be encrypted it still ends up in the inbox of the wrong person who now has access to it.

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Data Not Hardware is More Often the Target in Cybercrime

A recent healthcare report issued by Surfwatch Labs identifies that patient data is more than twice as likely as hardware including desktops and laptops to be the target of cybercrime (64.4% for data versus 28.8% for hardware). It’s no secret

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Secure Messaging

Leveraging Secure Messaging in the Fight Against Ransomware

It is labeled the “Threat of the Month” in SC Magazine UK. In a recent FBI press release it is called “the most current and significant ransomware threat targeting U.S. individuals and businesses” with victims reporting losses of more than

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The Value of Secure Messaging: Lessons from the OPM Data Breach

It is now known that there was a significant lack of encryption and other safeguards that could have prevented the compromise of personal information in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach made public in June. Social Security

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Healthcare IT Outcomes

Cirius in Healthcare IT Outcomes – Our Take on Anthem’s Data Breach

Published today: Cirius’ guest column in Heathcare IT Outcomes. In it we offer our thoughts on Anthem Inc.’s data breach – the largest ever in healthcare – where 80 million people had their personal data exposed. As the title suggests, we think

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Healthcare Professionals: Working Efficiently While Protecting Patient Data

There is no question that public and regulatory pressure on healthcare providers to protect and secure patient information is continuing to increase. Fuelled by high profile data breaches, such as Anthem’s that continue to generate coverage and analysis in the

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