Data Breach

July 27, 2015
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By Robert Lemos

Protecting sensitive data and systems is a tough job for large companies, even for those firms with a dedicated information security manager or team of skilled professionals.

For the numerous smaller firms and less-affluent larger companies, it’s a Sisyphean effort, made worse by the current...

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July 17, 2015
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By Byron Acohido, ThirdCertainty

Google won the dismissal of a lawsuit by Android users who said the company violated its privacy policy by disclosing their names, email addresses and account locations to third parties without permission, to boost ad revenue. Judge Paul Grewal said the users failed to show that Google transmitted their own personal data or that they would suffer economic harm if it occurred. Grewal had allowed plaintiffs to pursue breach of contract...

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June 17, 2015
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Data breaches are happening with greater frequency, impacting businesses of all sizes. No company is immune, with data loss and attacks reported in the financial, healthcare, retail, and education industries, as well as the public sector. While Congress debates pending federal legislation, state legislatures are taking steps to pass laws that protect citizens' personally identifiable information. Connecticut is the most recent state to pass a data breach notification law. For an overview of...

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June 4, 2015
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Law firms may unwittingly place clients at risk by failing to dispose of their records in a responsible manner once they’re no longer useful.

Law firms can eliminate client exposure by developing information governance programs that reduce the risks of unwanted exposure of sensitive, protected and confidential information.

Learn more in “Are You the Weak Link in Your Client’s IG Program...

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June 4, 2015
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Small and mid-sized companies are confronting the same information security exposures as large organizations, with smaller budgets and, often, less focus on locking down their business data. Cybercriminals recognize the opportunity, not just to breach small companies, but also to use smaller companies as a foothold to penetrate networks of the big corporations they do business with. ThirdCertainty.com asked Raj Dodhiawala...

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June 1, 2015
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A new report released by Ponemon Institute paints a dismaying picture in healthcare data security. It reveals an industry that’s not only under increasing attack by cyber criminals and malicious insiders, but also a sector populated by organizations without the funding, resources, and preparation necessary to prevent security incidents and properly protect patients’ sensitive information.

Unlike previous studies, which focused solely on covered entities,...

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May 29, 2015
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From the consumer perspective, finding out your information has been compromised in a data breach is an annoying and costly interruption, but the business side is pretty unpleasant, too. The average data breach now costs the targeted company $3.8 million, or $154 per stolen record containing sensitive information,...

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May 18, 2015
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For the first time, according to a recent study, criminal and state-sponsored hacks have surpassed human error as the leading cause of health care data breaches, and it could be costing the industry as much as $6 billion. With an average organization cost of $2.1 million per breach, the results of the study give rise...

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May 15, 2015
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Don’t be at ease: A Federal Trade Commission study found that military members are victims of ID theft at twice the normal rate. As deployments last longer, experts advise troops to put an active-duty alert on their accounts. Potential lenders will know that there’s the...

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