Finding the balance between social networking and data privacy has taken center stage lately with news of the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation of Facebook and its relationship with Cambridge Analytica. (more…)
Knowing how to stay safe online shouldn’t be restricted to your home or office. You should practice good cyber hygiene while traveling, too. This will keep your mobile devices safe, and it will help ensure you don’t bring any unwanted malware or viruses back into your home or work environment. Here are a few simple tips you can follow to stay safe when traveling. (more…)
Most HIPAA breaches making headlines these days are the result of ransomware or cyberattacks. But, Aetna has been embroiled in controversy recently due to a HIPAA breach involving snail mail. The breach touches on several issues, including the type of data breached, the way that data was breached, and the multiple organizations and various ways in which the data may have been mishandled along the way. (more…)
This Sunday, January 28th, is Data Privacy Day. Data Privacy Day is an internationally recognized day dedicated to creating awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information.
Check out the National Cyber Security Alliance, a non-profit organization working with government, businesses and academic institutions to help everyone stay safe online. The NCSA is the official US leader of the STOP.THINK.CONNECT.™ global safety campaign. The goal of the campaign is to provide simple, actionable advice you can follow and use to educate others about data privacy at home, work and in the community.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). This campaign, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is focused on raising awareness about cyber security, and providing tools and resources to help everyone stay safe online. (more…)
Pennsylvania has the dubious distinction of leading the country in health care data breaches for the first half of 2017, with two of the five largest breaches occurring in our state. These two breaches have affected about 400,000 people. (more…)
This week a new cyberattack, dubbed NotPetya, emerged. Ukraine was the main target of the attack, with the Ukrainian accounting software company, MEDoc, identified as the probable source. As of today, it is confirmed that NotPetya has spread to 65 countries, including the U.S., Belgium, Germany, Brazil and Russia. (more…)