Category Archive for "Data Breach"

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Human Error: The Greatest Threat to Data Security

Much of the buzz around cybersecurity issues faced by SMBs and enterprises is related to the idea of an obscure shadowy figure hidden in a basement somewhere typing madly on a keyword. While the external threat of criminal activity should

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Cirius Blog in CanadianHealthcareNetwork.ca

Update: For our readers who have a subscription, an adapted version of this article was recently published on CanadianHealthcareNetwork.ca. ****** Closing the Door on Patient Data Breaches – One Email Message at a Time Sometimes million dollar problems can be

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Email Mistake Causes Breach of 10,000 Records

On the Cirius Blog, we like to document breaches caused by email as a reminder about the security risk of email that needs to be controlled. The latest email related breach to make headlines affected the Prince George’s County Public

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Third-Party Security Risk Moves To The Top Of The List

When considering the top information security risks facing financial services, advanced hacking threats are probably top of mind. The best example is probably, the 2014 J.P. Morgan Chase breach w impacted 76 million households and 7 million small businesses., It

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Closing the Door on Patient Data Breaches

Sometimes million dollar problems can be solved with simple solutions. As one of the most common collaboration tools available today, email also represents a huge Achilles heel for healthcare organizations who may find themselves under investigation for inadvertently leaking patient

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5 tips for securing your data on Data Privacy Day

January 28 is Data Privacy Day, a day recognized by the United States, Canada and 27 countries in Europe as a way to build greater awareness around data security and data protection best practices. In honor of today, we’re sharing some

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Lost thumb drive causes breach at California Credit Union

The Palm Springs Federal Credit Union recently notified an undisclosed number of members that a thumb drive containing their names, social security numbers and account numbers was lost.  The information was on a thumb drive as part of an audit

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Northwest FCS Prevents Security Breach

Security breaches are occurring so regularly that we may be soon approaching  the point of desensitization. Will anyone be shocked when the next large breach happens? Probably not. That’s why it was very refreshing to come across this story about how a company actually prevented a breach from happening. Northwest

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The Security Breach Blame Game

Over the last couple of years, a constant barrage of security breach stories have been filling up the headlines. Now, we’re starting to see a different kind of security breach story appear more frequently – the story about a victim

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Undetected Breaches Instill False Sense of Security

Speak No Evil, See No Evil, Hear No Evil by Allson Curtis 5.5.09 If a security breach happens, but no one knows about, is it still a breach? According to a study of small to mid-sized Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firms, a lack of detection appears

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