The Delicate OpSecs needed to secure Supply Chains

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OPSEC is a pretty familiar term in this industry, but reviewing its fundamental meaning and what it implies for us today in our current threat landscape is a useful exercise.

After all, being able to secure our systems and information from prying eyes from the likes of cyber thieves, scammers, ransomers, and so on, is a key priority for most businesses today.

OPSEC is the term the industry uses to talk about operational security. ...

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Supply Chain attacks: 80% of senior IT professionals say it’s fastest growing cyberthreat

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Earlier this year, we wrote about supply chain risk, warning organizations to be more wary, especially since GDPR has come into full effect. That said, GDPR is by no means the only privacy regulation out there (consider Massachusetts’ CMR 17.00  or California’s 2018 Consumer Privacy Act. No longer can we assume little to no liability when it comes to third party processing or handling of sensitive data.

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Three BIG security threat predictions for 2016: Make sure you are covered!

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With many security companies pushing out their threat predictions for 2016, we thought it best to review as many as we could in order to compile a definitive list of what to look out for in this coming year.

And, as independent consultants without any direct or indirect ties to specific security providers, we are well placed to provide an product-agnostic perspective on the state of security in 2016.

More importantly, we wanted to give you expert advice on how you can ...

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The Top Healthcare Breaches of 2014 – Infographic

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Learning From Healthcare Beaches 2014

Sure there was the recent Sony breach, & Chick-Fil-A breach, before that Home Depot and countless other breaches of personal information and credit card info.   But the largest health data breaches in the US listed on the federal tally so far demonstrate that security incidents are stemming from a variety of causes, from hacker attacks to missteps by business associates.

The top health care breaches offer important lessons that go beyond the usual message about the importance of encrypting ...

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OCR Fines Two Organizations Nearly $2M Over Health Data Breaches

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HIPAA Fines

Encryption Is Your Best Defense

Concentra Health Services and QCA Health Plan have agreed to pay HHS’ Office of Civil Rights settlements over separate data breaches, Health IT Security reports (Ouellette, Health IT Security, 4/22).
In November 2009, Concentra — a subsidiary of Humana — reported a data breach in Fort Worth, Texas, after an unencrypted laptop was stolen. Medical records of more ...

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Massachusetts group to pay $1.5M HIPAA settlement

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WASHINGTON – Another HIPAA data breach settlement has been reached, this time with the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates Inc. (MEEI), which will pay $1.5 million to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for potential violations of the HIPAA Security Rule.

For more details check out the article in Healthcare IT News

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