Archive | March, 2014

CIO vs CSO: Allies or Enemies

Whenever a breach occurs it reveals weaknesses in how an organization approached security.  Compromises are a great way to reveal the hidden sins organizations are committing.  In the case of the Target breach, it is a gift that keeps on giving.  While the initial breach report came out in December, it seems every week there […]

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Defending Against the APT

Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Introduction APT, formerly known as the Advanced Persistent Threat, is the buzz word that everyone is using. Companies are concerned about it, the government is being compromised by it and consultants are using it in every presentation they give.   One of the main reasons organizations are broken into today is because […]

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HIPAA Audits Are Coming – Are you ready? – HHS has announced a plan to survey 1200 covered entities and business associates in preparation for audits

photo credit: Jamiesrabbits via photopin cc After the 2013 HIPAA Omnibus rules went into effect, there was a delay as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) brought their auditing program in line with the new requirements. Based on last month’s announcement in the Federal Register, it seems like […]

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Healthcare Industry Under Siege – Increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks are compromising healthcare organizations, and many remain unaware that their network is already compromised.

photo credit: lydia_shiningbrightly via photopin cc Much of the focus in recent news is on attacks on retailers and the financial industry. It is easy to see the results of these money-motivated attacks in the form of large thefts of money or credit cards. As a result, it may surprise you to know your health […]

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Security Table Stakes – Recent events demonstrate that security is no longer optional. What is the minimum ante to even get into the game?

Business leaders and gamblers know risk. Success means managing risks effectively. The better they do, the better the returns. Often overlooked is another similarity: table stakes. Gamblers have to pay to play, certain games have minimum table stakes you must ante to participate. For business, the ante is investing enough time, money, and effort in […]

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