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Social Engineering In The Healthcare Industry

Social Engineering In The Healthcare Industry

| May 15, 2015

According to a recent study, for the first time criminal and state sponsored hacking has surpassed human error as the main cause of healthcare data breaches. These breaches are reported to be costing the industry as much as $6 billion. There is an average organizational cost of $2.1 million for each breach, which involved incidents […]

Calculating ROI For Data Security

Calculating ROI For Data Security

| May 12, 2015

It can be difficult to try to persuade upper management and the executive in the need to invest in more IT security, especially when you are taking a 3-5 year outlook in the argument, but return on investment (ROI) can play a very positive role in building your case. Its important that you approach your […]

How Organizations Are Approaching New Payment Systems

How Organizations Are Approaching New Payment Systems

| May 9, 2015

Sponsored by Experian and conducted by Ponemon Institute, the study of the Data Security in the Evolving Payments Ecosystem seeked to learn what individuals had to say about the new payments systems that are beginning to make it through to public use such as contactless smartphone point of sale (POS). Nearly 70% of the individuals […]

Data Security And The REIT Industry

Data Security And The REIT Industry

| May 6, 2015

There have been many reported data breaches in the retail industry, but that isn’t the only industry facing cyber attacks. The Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) industry is also a vulnerable target for cyber criminals. Due to the nature of the nature of security breaches, event eh REIT’s should put in place as much security […]

3 Data Security Policies You Can’t Afford To Forget

3 Data Security Policies You Can’t Afford To Forget

| May 3, 2015

Data security is becoming one of the important issues of the 21st century. As technology advances, so does the risk to companies data, with retail giants such as Target, Michaels, and Home Depot already experiencing high profile data breaches. They haven’t only been caught out by criminal hackers, they have unwittingly left themselves vulnerable. Most […]

Defeating Cyber Crime In The Retail Industry

Defeating Cyber Crime In The Retail Industry

| April 29, 2015

The retail sector is one of the most fertile when it comes to cyber criminals committing crimes. Experienced hackers know that retail has never taken IT security seriously. This is in direct contrast to connecting parts of the retail industry such as banking, and payment processing that directly handle customer payment card data. IT security […]

Australian Cyber Security Measures

Australian Cyber Security Measures

| April 27, 2015

Australian business face the threat of constant cyber attacks and security breaches from criminals. The rate of these attacks is increasing at an alarming rate. This has all been highlighted in a report from the Australian Signals Directive (ASD), who are an intelligence agency in the Defence department of the Australian Government. The most common […]

PCI Compliance Measures with Data in the Smartphone Era

PCI Compliance Measures with Data in the Smartphone Era

| April 24, 2015

Every year data security breaches reach new all time record highs in the US. The threat of cyber security and the vulnerability of our data in the hands of business is reaching ever more critical levels. Estimations at the total number of individually affected records across all industries has reached 675 million. Over 30% of […]

Key Lessons To Learn on NHS Data Protection

Key Lessons To Learn on NHS Data Protection

| April 22, 2015

The NHS is increasingly at risk of data breaches with its accumulation of patient records, and digital security risks. What are some of the approaches that IT staff, and Healthcare administrators can take to keep the risk as low as possible that data breaches occur? Its a difficult proposition. As records become ever more accessible […]

Modern Healthcare Privacy & Security with Patient Data

Modern Healthcare Privacy & Security with Patient Data

| April 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Healthcare is an important part of our lives, and as the sophistication of treatments increases, so does the complexity of our records and the data that is created around that. The data in healthcare is becoming more and more open to vulnerabilities. There is not only an over reliance on IT technology without proper security […]