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US health insurer fined $1.5m over 2009 data breach

Posted  March 15, 2012 I know doctors who roll their eyes at the idea of HIPAA. They resent the way the legislation slows down the delivery of care to their patients. I can sympathize, but this $1.5m fine, the first ever to be carried out under HIPAA/HITECH, should make it clear: The onus is on […]

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Symantec: Stop using pcAnywhere, right now

Posted January 25, 2012 Symantec has admitted that blueprints for current versions of its pcAnywhere software were stolen in 2006 and that all users are at risk of attack and should pull the plug. Here’s the article. 

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Lax security blamed for 100,000+ sensitive files found on Manning’s PC

Posted December 20, 2011 The fourth pretrial hearing for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning put the spotlight on more than 100,000 sensitive documents and conversation logs between Manning and a former hacker. This case raises a core question: How can organisations contain the considerable risk presented by rogue employees? Here’s the story.

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Visa looks into Eastern European security breach

Posted December 17, 2011 Romanian state-owned CEC Bank has blocked and reissued 17,000 credit cards on suspicion that they had been compromised, and a security blogger warns of loopholes in the security of “Verified by Visa.” For more, see the full story at Naked Security.

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