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Insurance exchanges’ IRS Publication 1075 data compliance new to many

Protecting that tax data requires more than just HIPAA compliance. Separate breach reporting and data encryption rules apply, for example, and the IRS has some fairly specific rules for physical safeguards, including a prohibition on drop ceilings and prescriptions for cubicle wall heights where FTI is handled.

via Insurance exchanges’ IRS Publication 1075 data compliance new to many.

South Korea Bank Hacks: 7 Key Facts – Security – Attacks/breaches –

The online attacks launched against multiple banks, insurance companies and television stations in South Korea Wednesday knocked targeted networks offline. But according to security experts, the attacks were relatively unsophisticated and would have required little infrastructure or expertise to launch

via South Korea Bank Hacks: 7 Key Facts – Security – Attacks/breaches –.

Feds Bust Hacker For Selling Government Supercomputer Access – Security – Attacks/breaches – Informationweek

In April 16, 2011, meanwhile, the indictment said that Miller chatted with the undercover agent and said hed accessed two nersc.gov supercomputers owned by the National Energy Research Scientific Computer Center NERSC, which provides computer resources for the U.S. Department of Energy. In July 2011, authorities said that for $50,000, he offered to sell the undercover agent “login credentials to a series of computer networks that would enable remote access to the domain nersc.gov.”

via Feds Bust Hacker For Selling Government Supercomputer Access – Security – Attacks/breaches – Informationweek.

LinkedIn Defends Security Practices, Leadership – Security – Attacks/breaches – Informationweek

many businesses see security as “an expensive add-on” and end up not paying sufficient attention to it. “So they’ll dual-hat their IT director and say he’s also doing IT security. And in some organizations–I call it the pile-on–they also pile the chief privacy officer (CPO) responsibilities onto the CIO or CISO role

via LinkedIn Defends Security Practices, Leadership – Security – Attacks/breaches – Informationweek.

More on the South Shore Hospital Health Data Breach

As a result of the state’s review of the file loss, the hospital is forced to pay a $750,000 settlement. However, the true total is $475,000, which is the balance due based on the hospital’s pre-existing investment of $275,000 in technology, particularly data-handling upgrades.  The remaining balance will go to enforcement payments ($250,000) and a data-security education fund ($225,000).

via South Shore Hospital Health Data Breach | EHRintelligence.com.