Posted on October 13th, 2010 No comments
Research by the Open Security Foundation shows more than 275,000 incidents where medical information theft occurred in the U.S. last year. Past breaches in electronic health record security have resulted in identity theft, false medicare and medicaid claims, and credit card scams.
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The Truth about Electronic Medical Records
Posted on October 9th, 2010 1 comment
Verizon finds organizations suffering losses are 50% less likely to have Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards compliance.
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Financial Data Breaches Linked To Poor Security Compliance
Posted on October 4th, 2010 No comments
The U.S. Social Security Administration will pay Accenture $2.8 billion to serve as main contractor for acquiring IT systems and modernization services. The scope of the contract underscores SSA's increasing need for health information technology, officials say, as the data contained in electronic health records will enable disability claims and other entitlement program determinations.
SSA taps Accenture for health IT work
Posted on September 24th, 2010 No comments
Data Security and Breach Notification Act would require businesses and nonprofits to adopt security practices that protect stored information from unauthorized access.
Posted on September 22nd, 2010 No comments
Privacy concerns remain the key obstacle in the widespread adoption of electronic health records in the U.S., according to researchers from the North Carolina State University. The paper, “Privacy and Security in the Implementation of Health Information Technology (Electronic Health Records): U.S. and EU Compared,” outlines steps that could be taken to boost privacy and promote the use of EHRs.
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Privacy hindering EHR progress, say researchers
Posted on November 12th, 2009 No comments
With all of the recent fuss about PCI requirements and how to protect payment cards, many companies have opted to take a far too narrow view of data protection. The PCI rules are absolutely designed to only apply to payment cards, but the same common-sense security guidelines will also dramatically help the security of CRM databases, personnel files, E-mail servers, payroll details, and even the full contents of your Web site.
Posted on November 11th, 2009 No comments
Recent Assessments Find Flawed Security PracticesSince the Heartland data breach was announced in January, there’s been no shortage of discussion about the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard(PCI DSS) and its requirements of merchants and payments processors. But what about financial institutions? Banks and credit unions store large amounts of cardholder data, but often show little awareness of PCI requirements, say security experts, including the Qualified Security Assessors (QSA) who test for PCI compliance.
PCI: Is Your Institution Compliant?
Posted on November 11th, 2009 No comments
Many consumers are still afraid of shopping online, and it’s not hard to see why, with reports of fraud, identity theft, data loss and other security breaches regularly making the news. The fact is, though, online shopping is safer than ever before, and new and emerging security technologies, methods and standards are being implemented every day.
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Drawing Security-Spooked Customers Into the E-Commerce Fold
Posted on October 22nd, 2009 No comments
One of the longstanding problems with retail security is that the best advice for retailers comes from experts in the field. And those people often work for the vendors that sell security products and services
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Retail Data Breach Victim Rolls Back The Tech Clock
FCC and FTC Chairmen Jointly Encourage The Public to Take Safeguards to Protect Themselves, The Privacy, and Their Personal Information OnlinePosted on October 9th, 2009 No comments
Washington, D.C. – As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Federal Communications (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Jon Leibowitz today encouraged the public to take steps to protect themselves, their privacy, and their personal information online.