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Topic: Data Breach

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 […]
Data Breaches Hit California Small Businesses, Too

Data Breaches Hit California Small Businesses, Too

Learn why these companies fell prey to breaches and how you can avoid their mistakes. National Fraud Awareness Week is the perfect opportunity for professionals and business owners to reflect on the far-reaching impact of fraud. It’s coming up later this year, beginning November 11 and lasting until the 17th. During this week-long conversation, one […]
IT Risk Management

IT Risk Management

Malware, ransomware, natural disasters; the threats to your network are growing daily. Developing an IT risk management plan can mean the difference between the smooth continuation of business and total collapse. Review these 3 tips to learn how you can proactively protect your business against these mounting dangers. What is IT Risk Management? IT Risk […]
California Updates Its Data Breach Notification Law

California Updates Its Data Breach Notification Law

Over the past four years, California’s Attorney General has received reports of 657 data breaches affecting more than 49 million records. In 2015 alone, nearly three in five Californians were victims of some kind of data leak. If it hasn’t yet happened to your business, it’s probably just a matter of time.The sectors with the […]
Five steps to protect your business from data leaks

Five steps to protect your business from data leaks

In the predawn hours of June 30th, a burglar broke into a San Francisco dental office (twice within 3 hours!). He made off with some cash, several thousand dollars’ worth of equipment and a tablet computer.

4 Things You Can Do At Work To Prevent ID Theft

Don’t Use Social Security Numbers While most operations have stopped referring to employees, patients, and clients by their Social Security Number all together; these most valuable digits are still required on many forms, sitting in lots of files, entered into many databases or otherwise exposed. If you need this information, get it once, put it […]

Do’s & Dont’s For Electronic Media Storage And Rotation

Dos And Don’ts of Proper Electronic Media Storage And Rotation Successfully managing the modern world of risk means that vital information must be protected and accessible at a moment’s notice. Use the following dos and don’ts as a planning guide for electronic media storage.

The Truth About Data Breaches

A recent report in the New York Times indicates that the data breach which occurred at Target last year ultimately cost the company around $148 million. The story made headlines in part because so many average consumers shop at Target, many of which didn’t even think it was possible for their information to be compromised in […]

Even Lawyers Can Get Hacked: Infamous Law Firm Data Breaches

How many data breaches occurred in 2013? Writer John Hawes reports, “In 2,164 separate incidents, over 822 million records were exposed…Four of those breaches made the all-time top ten and almost half involved the loss of password data. Hacking accounted for almost 60% of incidents, and over 70% of leaked records.” With the overwhelming amount […]

Worst Data Breaches in Healthcare

If you are in the medical field, you understand that there are laws in place to protect your client’s information. After a data breach occurs, it is difficult to recuperate patient trust, and if a lawsuit is filed against your medical business, the financial losses can be devastating. Just the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability […]