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March 28, 2014
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Many companies are taking advantage of cyber insurance to ease the blow of security breaches by hackers, according to The Wall Street Journal. Ever since Target was hacked, sales of these insurance policies...

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March 26, 2014
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Customers should ensure the mobile apps they get from companies like Wal-Mart or Starbucks are secure. In fact, a recent investigation showed Starbucks's app left data about customer usernames and passwords in plain text, according to...

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March 25, 2014
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Since news outlets have reported the extent of the National Security Agency's surveillance activity monitoring U.S. citizens, some consumers may be uneasy about the thought of agents looking over their emails. However, many tech companies have begun to fight back with added encryption techniques. Google, for example, has begun to encrypt all of its traffic...

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March 25, 2014
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The topic: SCAMS. They’re everywhere – your smartphone, email inbox, and mail slot, and...

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March 21, 2014
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Only about one out of every three companies report data breaches, according to Dark Reading. Additionally, nearly two-thirds (57 percent) would not voluntarily give out information about...

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March 12, 2014
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Consumers are less and less confident about using their credit cards to pay for things ever since some major retailers like Target reported security breaches, according to...

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March 7, 2014
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Businesses that are overly confident about the cybersecurity of their systems, believing they are adequately prepared for data breaches, may be putting their sensitive corporate and customer data at...

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March 7, 2014
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Data breaches are serious concerns for any company, but this especially true in the health care industry. Data breaches in the past few years have climbed 138 percent, according to Healthcare IT News. That...

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February 26, 2014
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Hospitals may be putting themselves at risk for legal and compliance violations with their lax data security policies, according to a survey of health IT security professionals. The survey conducted by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's HIMSS Analytics shows hospitals may be unprepared for...

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February 21, 2014
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The health care industry is one of the most targeted sectors of the U.S. economy as hospitals, insurance providers and other organizations contain valuable personal and financial information. With access to the protected health information of patients, thieves could commit medical identity theft, endangering the...

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