Data breaches, including those originating inside and outside of the organization, continue to affect companies at an alarming rate. Nearly half a billion electronic records in the United States have been compromised over the last six years
Fraudulent accounts range from a low of 5 percent to an astonishing 40 percent of users. Scammers are registering accounts by the millions as they perpetrate fake “friend requests,” deceptive tweets, and the like, while the black market for bulk social networking accounts is growing exponentially.
“I don’t know what HIPAA stands for, but I believe in it and I practice it,” Manning said, joking, referring to the federal law protecting medical privacy. “So, uh, I’ll leave it at that.”
Security company McAfee released its second quarter threat report today and the language in it is quite frank, “the security industry may need to reconsider some of its fundamental assumptions, including ‘Are we really protecting users and companies?'”
Another week, another data breach at a major university. This week it’s Yale, which announced Friday that the names and Social Security numbers of 43,000 people affiliated with the university had been publicly viewable on Google for the past 10 months.
If you have an account with Bank of America or Chase, two of the nation’s largest banks, a major security flaw has been exposed that could make your information vulnerable to an Internet crook – or even a nosy neighbor.
A Qualified Security Assessor Company (QSAC) has finally had their status revoked by the PCI SSC. In a little noticed release dated August 4, 2011, the PCI SSC announced through an FAQ that as of August 3, 2011, Chief Security Officers (CSO) of Scottsdale, Arizona is no longer a QSAC.
Responding to the theft of 57 hard drives in 2009 , BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has completed a $6 million project to encrypt all of its at-rest data.
The company announced late last month that it spent more than 5,000 man-hours on the encryption effort, which encompassed about 885TB of data.
A judge in a murder trial in June wanted to see the medical records of a woman whose husband was charged with killing her.
Rhode Island Hospital’s records department rejected the court order –– and answered the subsequent subpoena by saying the law allowed 20 days to respond.
LinkedIn will make changes to a “social advertising” feature that sparked criticism for using members’ names and photographs in advertisements on its website.
After a day of mounting criticism, the social networking service said in a blog post Thursday that it had been “listening” to its users and “could have communicated” its intentions with the new ad feature more clearly. As a result, it said, it will change how the advertisements appear.