In a recent major security breach, hackers gained unauthorized access to Anthem Health’s IT system. Hackers obtained personal data such as names, addresses, Social Security numbers, birthdays, email and employment information on up to 80 million current and former customers and Anthem employees. Anthem says that attackers didn’t get any medical records, however, they did …
6 Tips to Consider When Dealing with a Data Breach
According to the Ponemon Institute report, “2016 Cost of Data Breach,” the average cost of a data breach is $4 million. For most organizations, this monetary… Read More 6 Tips to Consider When Dealing with a Data Breach
How to Avoid HIPAA-Related Data Breaches
Data breaches are as prevalent as ever, with news of large-scale breaches such as Facebook and insurance company Anthem — which recently paid out $16 million over a 2015 data breach — popping up on the news nearly every week. Medical practices, though not necessarily a large target like major corporations, are often easier targets, …
Russell Stover Chocolates hit by data breach
“Russell Stover deeply regrets that this incident occurred and for any inconvenience or concern it causes its consumers,” according to a press release.
Verizon Data Breach Digest: How to protect your business from Fraud, Doxxing & Insider Threats
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Top 5 Takeaways of Verizon's Data Breach Report
As you open Verizon's 2015 Data Breach report, you are greeted by a statistic: The estimated financial loss from 700 million compromised records is $400 million. A significant portion of that $400 million is lost because of human error - a misplaced (and unencrypted) USB drive, a lack of due diligence or outdated IT systems, just to name a couple of examples.
4 healthcare data breach lessons to take to heart
Hospitals, health systems, payers and any organization with stewardship of healthcare data are prime targets for cyberattacks. And there are plenty of cautionary tales showing just how much damage hackers can do, with the recent Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center ransomeware attack and last year's massive Anthem breach being just two incidents on a long list. While no healthcare organization will ever be completely invulnerable to such attacks, they can learn from others' mistakes.
Why You Need A Law Firm Data Breach Response Plan
Hacking was once again prominently in the news when it was announced right before the Democratic National Convention that Democratic Party emails had been compromised. This comes after an incident ear
Data Breach 101: Cyber Security Issues in Higher Education
Higher education provides a treasure chest of high value in formation for cyberattackers.
The Equifax data breach and what you should do about it
Concerned about the recent Equifax data breach? Here's what you can do about verifying your information.
How to protect yourself after Quest Diagnostics data breach
Quest Diagnostics announced a massive data breach impacting nearly 12 million patients.
What is the Likelihood That My Business Will Experience a Data Breach? [This and Other Cyber FAQs...
Article and Podcast available! We have outlined the most common questions that we hear from businesses about cybersecurity and provided the answers that can help you to think through how your company can begin to protect itself against a data breach.
Data breach of IRS student financial aid tool may have affected 100,000 taxpayers
A data breach in the Internal Revenue Service’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, tool, which the IRS was forced to shut down last month, may have affected up to 100,000 taxpayers.
Equifax data breach affected three million people in Tennessee: How to file a claim for a cash...
if you're among the millions affected by the Equifax data breach, you could be eligible to receive up to $20,000 as part of a settlement.
What is a data breach?
Learn how a data breach occurs and how to help protect your personal information.
How to Notify Customers About a Data Breach
Here is a list of the do's and don’ts about data breach notification from a customer experience standpoint. Following these best practices will ensure the best experience possible (given the situation) in order to restore your customers' trust.
LabCorp Data Breach: What We Know
Are You One Of Many Affected By The LabCorp Data Breach? Financial & Personal Information of 7.7 Million Exposed Just yesterday we wrote about the Quest Di
Not why, but when: how to get prepared to deal with data breaches
It doesn’t really matter why the data breach had happened. What’s more important is how to deal with it. In this episode we talk about data protection: what ...
What is a Data Breach Coach
As data breaches become increasingly complex, a new role has emerged to help organizations navigate their response and recovery.
Data Breach Response Guide
Response Guide is a vital tool that can be used in defense against data breaches.