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California Records Management Laws, 2019 Update

California Records Management Laws, 2019 Update

These are the five most important records management laws affecting California businesses in 2019. One of the more significant media threads of the last couple of years in America is consumer privacy—who has access to our data and how they use it. This desire for consumer privacy also comes with a desire for greater transparency […]
2019 Data Security Trends

2019 Data Security Trends

It’s 2019, and businesses small and large are on the lookout of potential data security threats. With the rapid development of new technology comes the risks and potential problems it brings, including data breaches and ransomware. With all the buzz about consumer data security and privacy, we predict that 2019 will bring new trends in […]
Top 6 Data Protection Statistics of 2018

Top 6 Data Protection Statistics of 2018

We’ve pulled together six of the most important, informative and astonishing data protection statistics of 2018. These shocking statistics show just how important data protection really is and the effect on companies. From staggering losses caused by ransomware and cybersecurity attacks to the pennies we spend on tape storage, our top statistics of 2018 will […]
Top 10 Jaw-Dropping Records Management Statistics of 2018

Top 10 Jaw-Dropping Records Management Statistics of 2018

It’s hard to overstate just how seismic a year 2018 was for consumer privacy. The European Union passed its GDPR regulations, making sure companies give consumers a choice in how their data is collected and stored, and California passed a similar consumer privacy act. All this action took place against a backdrop of nightmarishly large […]
Cloud Storage is Not Backup: Find out why your business data may be at risk

Cloud Storage is Not Backup: Find out why your business data may be at risk

Many people and even businesses use cloud storage because it’s convenient, easy to use and often free. Small businesses learn the hard way that cloud storage does not offer the same protection from accidental and costly disruptions as cloud backup. Businesses could be at risk for using cloud storage to protect business data. Learn how […]
Know Your Legal Duties During Open Enrollment

Know Your Legal Duties During Open Enrollment

Editor’s Note: Open Enrollment is upon us once more, and with it come potential HIPAA violations. Here is our guide to survival this Open Enrollment season, our more popular post at this time of year for three years running. This post, originally published on November 18, 2015, has been updated with the latest in HIPAA […]
HIPAA Violation Horror Story Hour

HIPAA Violation Horror Story Hour

Editor’s Note: Now that we’re in Open Enrollment season, the risk of HIPAA violations is much higher. This post, originally published on October 18, 2015, offers you insight into what can go wrong, and has been updated for accuracy and up-to-date stories & stats. HIPAA compliance is hardly a breeze. It requires storing your physical […]
Ransomware Protection [Case study]

Ransomware Protection [Case study]

In 2017, 184,000,000 devices were attacked by ransomware worldwide. Companies and individuals on average paid between $500 to $2,000 to attackers to unlock files. However, in one out of four cases, attackers received the money and did not unlock their victim’s files. No one wants to experience the frustration, loss of productivity, and loss of […]
Document Shredding Crash Course for Employees

Document Shredding Crash Course for Employees

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on June 22, 2015 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. In many businesses, most employees have no idea about the security risks in every stack of papers that crosses their desks. A company-wide document shredding policy is your first line of defense against data breaches. To […]
Clean Desk Policy to Beat Business Spies

Clean Desk Policy to Beat Business Spies

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Aug. 28, 2017 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. You’ve studied up on malware and hackers. Maybe you’ve beefed up the IT department and designed a fierce cybersecurity program with firewalls and multiple backups. Perhaps you’ve even educated your team, warning them about opening unfamiliar […]