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Citibank Data Security Breach, credit cards stolen

Healthcare HIPAA Identity Theft

Employers are constantly hearing of social media this and social media that. When your employees go on break or eat lunch, they are usually on their cell phones talking. But, now there are also applications on phones like Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare and others where an employee can actually send photo uploads while being mobile and [...]

Image via CrunchBase Is there such a thing as Social Media Warfare? We have had cyber warfare going on for years now. So it should be an obvious “YES” that Social Media warfare exists. But is that true?  To get to a full blown war opposing sides go through an escalation process. Where are we [...]

Image by ivanpw via Flickr Social Media Policy Social Media has become part of the user community several years ago. Today we have social media in the corporate environment. The main problem we have is how social media has evolved. It has been a bottom up approach. By bottom up I mean that the consumer [...]

The Data Lifecycle goes through 5 steps: creation, usage, transport, storage and destruction.

Image via Wikipedia PCI laws are expanding around the country. Washington State is the latest to add a law to their books. Washington state follows Nevada and Minnesota in implementing Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI), the law is HB 1149. It changes the breach notification law they already had on the books. The [...]

Image via Wikipedia We have seen a lot of problems with Adobe vulnerabilities. Adobe has been getting beat up with all the negative publicity in the past few months. Apple is restricting access to Adobe on their devices. Has anyone tried their remote desktop sharing? I wonder if some vulnerability will be release in that [...]

Image via CrunchBase  The trends in Social Media are heading towards more sharing of information. But sharing of information has moved beyond your circle of friends and family. Social media is becoming less social and more… well more corporate. Or more like many people shouting in a bar, you are all in close proximity, but [...]

Image via Wikipedia Vendor risk assessment are not part of everyday corporate managememnt but it should be. If you drive a car and every week you have to get something fixed it would prove pretty annoying, disgusting, outrageous and you probably you would never buy that model again and probably wouldn’t by from that manufacturer [...]

Image by Getty Images via Daylife SC magazine just reported that the Ponemon Institute has determined the cost of a data breach is $204 per record. “Data breaches last year cost organizations $204 per exposed record on average, which represents an almost two percent increase over 2008, according to the fifth annual “Cost of  Data [...]

FTC’s Additonal Rules for HIPAA Security The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a rule which gives more scope to the data breach notification rules as part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The addition targets companies that provide health info in an online storage facitlity. Things like Google Health or Healthvault [...]

Data Loss, this time with Network Solution Network Solutions, one of the largest domain registrars recently announced a data breach. Malicious code was found on its e-commerce server which may have captured transactions from thousands of websites and capturing half a million or more credit cards. The company said they found the code during a [...]

The Ponemon Institute and Ounce Labs (www.ouncelabs.com) released a study on the view CEOs have regarding data protection in their environment. In the study of 213 CEOs and other senior executives, CEOs did not share the same view on how secure their organization is with their executives. 92 percent of respondents said they were attacks. [...]

In February, CVS was ordered to pay a fine of 2.5million dollars by the FTC. This fine was because their employees threw out personal information about patients. Who knew poor recycling programs could cost so much? HIPAA has been around for a number of years but not until recently did we see that it has [...]

I spoke yesterday at the Vanguard Security Conference (http://www.go2vanguard.com) Vanguard has been doing this conference for a number of years. The focus is on Mainframe security. Most security professionals these days have never worked on MF security. I am proud to say I have back in the mid-90′s. We perhaps I shouldnt be do happy, [...]