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January 27, 2015
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Small and medium-size businesses outsource a number of IT functions to improve operations and reduce costs. As they face growing data security threats—employee error or theft, cyber attacks, and more—it’s critical for SMBs to develop robust information security programs.

While it may not make financial sense for SMBs to bring a chief information security officer on board, the organizational need for this resource is clear. A surprising 77 percent of SMBs...

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July 8, 2014
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Healthcare organizations can save time and money by taking steps to comply with government regulations such as HIPAA and HITECH before a data breach happens. Learn how to get your security program in line with these tips assembled by CyberScout Consulting.

 

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April 4, 2014
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Employee error

Hackers may dominate conversations about data security, but many data breaches have more humble beginnings: a laptop is stolen at an airport; sensitive information is emailed to the wrong...

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March 19, 2014
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Tax season is here, and identity thieves are targeting the millions of Americans filling out their tax forms. One thing consumers ought to be wary of is online tax fraud. Identify theft as a result of criminals obtaining tax information illegally is on the rise. In 2011, only 276 people were charged with tax identity...

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February 10, 2014
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Infographic Tracking

Ever wonder how to keep companies from tracking what you do online?

The folks over at Backgroundcheck.org put together this useful infographic to answer just that...

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February 10, 2014
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Visitors arriving at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics held in Russia anticipate cheering for the athletes that represent their country, but they may be unprepared for cyber-related risks that come with this high-profile event. With major hacking incidents originating in Russia in the past, Sochi visitors could have...

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January 2, 2014
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shutterstock_121559476Snapchat users face another potential threat to their privacy: online tools designed to help users determine if their name and phone number was among the 4.6 million compromised in... Read More
December 23, 2013
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Google is in a bit of hot water after it was fined by a Spanish privacy watchdog on Dec. 19. The fine stemmed from the search engine breaking the country's data protection laws regarding collecting personal information from consumers and failing to inform consumers the purpose of the collection.

The fine,...

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December 20, 2013
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A new report released by the Senate Commerce Committee highlighted privacy protection concerns regarding the unregulated methods private data collection companies use to obtain the public's information, Time magazine...

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December 9, 2013
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Year in Review

This has been a supremely active year in the data privacy sector. NSA spying regularly captured headlines as new details emerged about the agency’s dragnet. The British phone hacking scandal continued to unfold as trials...

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