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Stumbling Through Secure Document Transmission

Over on the ArmoredEnvoy blog, Luis Rivera had some interesting things to say about the problems of passing data securely through email. I thought it was worth repeating. Here is Luis (reproduced with permission): Over the years we have all

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Has Your Adobe Password Been Compromised? Here’s What You Can Do About It

The Adobe data breach just keeps taking and taking. Was your password one of those that was leaked, or do you even know? If you received an email from Adobe, chances are you may not have opened it, thinking it was

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New Study Shows Consumers Don’t Want to Buy What You Are Selling After a Data Breach

Cintas recently released a study they commissioned by Harris Interactive, showing that customers are reluctant to do business with companies after their information has been compromised. That shouldn’t be a surprise, as a data breach is a public relations nightmare. By

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Will Data Breaches Be the Cancer That Weakens Healthcare.gov?

Just as cancer spreads through the lymphatic system, data security issues can spread from one entity to another through digital channels. Will the connected partners of Healthcare.gov realize that every entity has a part to play in data security before

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How To Recover From a Public Relations Disaster After a Data Breach

When a data breach happens, most companies would be happy to bury the news. If they were as concerned about hiding their sensitive data from prying eyes, maybe a breach wouldn’t happen! However, sometimes security incidents can’t be prevented. Regardless of the cause, it’s

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LexisNexis, Dun & Bradstreet, and Kroll Background America Get Hacked: Is This The Worst Data Breach Of All Time?

Cyber security blogger Brian Krebs has broken one of the biggest data breach stories of the year, if not the biggest of all time. Krebs reports on the hacking incident that affected the big data brokers on his website Krebs

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I’ve Got A Bad Case of Data Breach News: Does The FTC Have the Cure?

Every single day there is a news story about a data breach in the U.S. Do a quick check on Google and there are bound to be reports of a couple of data breaches. Usually, one of those stories involves

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Why Your Clinic Needs to Practice Good Medicine and Better Data Security: Important Tip to Avoid Class Action Lawsuits

“I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know.” These are words from the modern Hippocratic Oath, written by Louis Lasagna, M.D,  Academic Dean of the School of

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Lack of Data Encryption Causes Shocking Data Breach That Affects Four Million Patients

Another massive data breach has affected a healthcare organization. Four million Americans had their information compromised after a security breach at Advocate Medical Group. The cause – unencrypted data.

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1.5 Million Reasons Your Healthcare Facility Needs Cyber Insurance

Insurance companies manage risk by pooling funds to compensate entities in the event of a loss. It’s a business, so it only makes sense that the insurance industry would come up with a solution for losses caused by data breaches.

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