With the recent spike in cybersecurity breaches rippling through all corners of the global business landscape, the surging interest in data protection has caused even the highest departments of state to take note and weigh in. In April 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration issued a cybersecurity guidance to help […]
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It’s not a matter of who will be affected by a data breach but when. The COVID-19 pandemic has awakened a Pandora’s box of data predators. For a company, the breaches can be costly, both financially and in other ways, including the devastating toll they can take on your reputation. Many breaches occur because of […]
Health insurer Premera Blue Cross agreed to pay $6.85 million to settle alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) related to a major data breach that the company reported in 2015.
Most employers are already taking steps to ensure employee data are kept safe. Employees want assurance that their personal data are being secured. Here are a few tips for employers to help keep employee data safe.
Sometimes the school-teacher refrains “everyone be quiet” or “back to your corners” can feel like an excellent tool for managing employees. Be aware of the possible pitfalls, however, when you ask them to avoid certain topics of conversation or behave in a particular way.
In our highly digitized world, the potential for theft, fraud, and other crimes is often greater through a computer than it is in person. The amount of information and access controlled in the cyber realm, as well as the ability to strike anonymously from anywhere around the globe, means hacking, phishing, and other cybercrimes are […]
Are you ready for a data breach? Is your business prepared to address the potential data loss if a hacker infiltrates the network server housing your customers’ personal information?
There are broad impacts when a major retail business moves to shutter its operations, especially when that business is the size of Circuit City, Borders Books and Music, or Toys “R” Us. In the case of the latter, the rapid closing of the toy giant left 31,000 employees without work and almost 800 properties vacant. […]
A data breach poses a severe threat to any company, whether it’s still developing or fairly established in the industry. Anyone can be the target of hackers—especially those companies who don’t take the necessary measures to protect their assets. Unfortunately, you can’t unscramble an egg: once a data breach happens, your company is compromised. However, […]
An administrative law judge (ALJ) upheld the imposition of $4,348,000 in monetary penalties against The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).