Data Security

June 21, 2013
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A number of serious data breaches and identity protection issues made the news this week - from the city of Houston potentially leaking personal information of 1,300 of its police officers and other government workers to 7-Eleven allegedly using stolen...

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June 18, 2013
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Small Business It's National Small Business Week—the perfect opportunity to evaluate your data security health.

The week-long celebration of...

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June 18, 2013
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061913_SantosA bill up for consideration in New Jersey would give police the right to review cellphone call logs of a person involved in an accident, if authorities believe talking or texting on the phone played a role in the crash. While supporters of the legislation say it could... Read More
June 14, 2013
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061413_RoundupThis week's news once again highlighted the growing issue of data breaches at healthcare organizations. It also showed how some specific groups of consumers, including travelers and senior citizens, face high risks of identity theft.

X-Rays Become New...

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June 12, 2013
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6_NSA BMcG

Americans were taken aback recently when it was announced that the National Security Agency had obtained years of electronic data from calls made by cell phone customers. The person allegedly behind the leak has been identified as 29-...

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May 13, 2013
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3_Zendesk

Zendesk, a company that offers online tech support to more than 25,000 clients, announced a security breach on Feb. 21. Hackers accessed support records for three of its customers: Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr, according to...

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May 13, 2013
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3_Data Diet

Losing some excess flab should be at the top of the list of New Year’s resolutions for your small to medium-sized business.

Not you, owner and proprietor. You look great. I's the reams of data...

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May 12, 2013
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Data breaches happen with startling regularity, but they rarely occur on the scale of the 2011 Sony PlayStation breach. When hackers cracked open the PlayStation Network, 77 million users were affected-their passwords, credit card information, security answers, physical addresses and more were all in the hands of thieves. It was a nightmarish scenario for those users and for Sony, but it...

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May 5, 2013
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Because most people now spend an enormous amount of time online, businesses and organizations are eager to find ways to use that activity to their advantage. In many cases, that means tracking user habits, which they use to tailor and target advertisements. On social media sites and even some retail sites, user information is logged and tracked, which has led to increased concern about...

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April 8, 2013
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Anyone who has logged into a financial institution's website in the last few years knows the drill. Enter an ID, a password and then answer a range of questions, ranging from the basic ("What's your mother's maiden name?") to the silly ("What was the name of your...

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