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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
You're leaking data every day, from the moment you wake up—and hit snooze on your smartphone alarm—to the moment you turn on the heat—and Smart Grid knows your home for the night.
As thieves become craftier, identity theft can take on many forms, but medical identity theft can be the deadliest. Medical staff who rely on accurate information to perform their duties may treat the wrong patient and record incorrect data that could endanger real patients. While there are multiple sources of...Read More
Multiple state attorneys general are working to fight child identity theft as fraudsters increasingly target young people with clean credit histories. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is expected to speak to Congress on Feb. 5 to discuss the prevalence of child identity theft,...Read More
When hospitals find themselves in the middle of a breach, they usually prioritize improving their security to prevent further security breach incidents. In addition to defending themselves against data breaches, health systems also need to find the right balance to adequately protect their patients' privacy. Since...Read More