third-party data breaches

Third-Party Data Breaches: Weakest Link in Cybersecurity

One problem that many companies discover as they develop cybersecurity measures is that third-party data breaches is the weakest link in its data management chain. Many companies find it a business necessity to outsource some, if not all, data management, storage, and processing activities to third-party vendors. These vendors mayOne problem that many companies discover as they develop cybersecurity measures is that third-party data breaches is the weakest link in its data management chain. Many companies find it a business necessity to outsource some, if not all, data management, storage, and processing activities to third-party vendors. These vendors may

Healthcare Ransomware

Are Healthcare Systems Being Held Hostage by Ransomware?

Healthcare ransomware is one of the biggest cybersecurity concerns in existence and it may have particularly serious implications for healthcare systems. Ransomware is a form of malicious software code that is somehow installed on a computer or provided access to vulnerable system network where the data on the computer orHealthcare ransomware is one of the biggest cybersecurity concerns in existence and it may have particularly serious implications for healthcare systems. Ransomware is a form of malicious software code that is somehow installed on a computer or provided access to vulnerable system network where the data on the computer or

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Going Phishing: Malware and It’s Role in Data Breaches

Malware is a malicious type of software code that plays a significant role in data security breaches. Malware is typically deployed through a phishing email message scam. This involves an unsuspecting victim receiving an email message from a fraudulent source, a victim clicks on a nefarious link or opens an attachment ofMalware is a malicious type of software code that plays a significant role in data security breaches. Malware is typically deployed through a phishing email message scam. This involves an unsuspecting victim receiving an email message from a fraudulent source, a victim clicks on a nefarious link or opens an attachment of

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OPM and U.S. Military Data Breaches

In the hacking world, a few of the most favored data breach targets include governmental agencies and militaries. Whether it is the challenge of hacking these presumably highly secure entities, or the thrill and notoriety associated with a successful hack, governments and militaries are constantly subjected to cyber threats. InIn the hacking world, a few of the most favored data breach targets include governmental agencies and militaries. Whether it is the challenge of hacking these presumably highly secure entities, or the thrill and notoriety associated with a successful hack, governments and militaries are constantly subjected to cyber threats. In

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General Data Protection Regulation

Ever since people have started putting information on social media, in the protection of companies, or on their own protected online server, there have been groups of people who attempt to hack this information and use it with ill intentions. Because of the great weight held by the United StatesEver since people have started putting information on social media, in the protection of companies, or on their own protected online server, there have been groups of people who attempt to hack this information and use it with ill intentions. Because of the great weight held by the United States

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What are Data Breach Notification Laws?

What are data breach notification laws? Many people have heard about, or have themselves been potentially victimized by a data breach. Your credit card information might have been hacked, or your personal identifying information might have been exposed in a data security breach. But many people do not realize thatWhat are data breach notification laws? Many people have heard about, or have themselves been potentially victimized by a data breach. Your credit card information might have been hacked, or your personal identifying information might have been exposed in a data security breach. But many people do not realize that

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Businesses Must Prepare for Data Breaches

Data breaches involving businesses are happening all the time. The best way for a company to deal with a hack is to prepare for data breaches before it happens. It does not matter what size your business is, if hackers can easily access personal information stored in your company’s system, they willData breaches involving businesses are happening all the time. The best way for a company to deal with a hack is to prepare for data breaches before it happens. It does not matter what size your business is, if hackers can easily access personal information stored in your company’s system, they will

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Latest Credit Card Breach: Madison Square Gardens

Madison Square Garden and a small number of other major entertainment venues owned by Madison Square Garden Co. recently announced that their payment systems were hacked for a year-long period. Credit card information of customers who visited the affected establishments may have been breached. According to Gizmodo.com, Madison Square Garden,Madison Square Garden and a small number of other major entertainment venues owned by Madison Square Garden Co. recently announced that their payment systems were hacked for a year-long period. Credit card information of customers who visited the affected establishments may have been breached. According to Gizmodo.com, Madison Square Garden,

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Healthcare Security Breach: $650,000 HIPAA Settlement

University of Massachusetts Amherst was recently hit with a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance settlement by federal regulators after suffering an healthcare security breach in 2013, according to DataBreachToday.com. The school had failed to include its Language, Speech, and Hearing Healthcare Services as part of a HIPAA-coveredUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst was recently hit with a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance settlement by federal regulators after suffering an healthcare security breach in 2013, according to DataBreachToday.com. The school had failed to include its Language, Speech, and Hearing Healthcare Services as part of a HIPAA-covered

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How to Respond to a Breach of Customer Data

How do you respond to a breach of customer data? If you operate an ecommerce store, you need to know. Revision Legal partner John DiGiacomo has published another article on Practical Ecommerce: How to Respond to a Breach of Customer Data. Data breaches seem to be the norm these days, whetherHow do you respond to a breach of customer data? If you operate an ecommerce store, you need to know. Revision Legal partner John DiGiacomo has published another article on Practical Ecommerce: How to Respond to a Breach of Customer Data. Data breaches seem to be the norm these days, whether