Data Breach Impacts Records of 200,000 Military Veterans
May14

Data Breach Impacts Records of 200,000 Military Veterans

Online security expert Jeremiah Fowler has discovered an online database holding the protected health information (PHI) of approximately 200,000 U.S. military veterans was accessible until the issue was mitigated on April 18 of this year. The database was being used to store veterans’ identities, birth dates, contact details, medical data, appointment dates, unencrypted password details, and billing information. Access could be gained...

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GDPR Penalties of €30m Sanctioned in Q1 2021
Apr30

GDPR Penalties of €30m Sanctioned in Q1 2021

European Union data protection agencies have sanctioned a total of €33.61 million in General Data Protection Regulation fines (GDPR) during the first quarter of 2021 according to a report produced by Finbold. During the period from January 1 to March 31, January recorded the highest number of fines at €17.5m.  There was a 90.28% fall off during February to €1.7 million, with a rise to €14.29m in March. The report outlined the...

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How to Create the Perfect Master Password
Apr25

How to Create the Perfect Master Password

Password managers can greatly improve security, but you must ensure that you create a very strong master password to reduce the risk of cybercriminals infiltrating your network. Here we explain how to create the perfect master password and the criteria for doing so in your chosen password manager solution. In 2019, the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report revealed over 80% of data breaches were a direct result of poor password...

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Why Passwords are Important
Apr20

Why Passwords are Important

The importance of a secure and easy to use password management system cannot be overestimated. Password management systems will help to ensure that your employees create strong and secure passwords that will not be guessable using brute force automated tactics and dictionary attacks. A good password management system will also be easy to use and will not negatively impact workflows, and can help to improve efficiency and even...

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HHS Information Blocking Regulations Now in Effect
Apr16

HHS Information Blocking Regulations Now in Effect

Created by the Department of Health and Human Services as part of the 21st Century Cures Act, the information blocking regulations are now in effect and are enforceable. The final rule described information blocking and introduced penalties for providers and certified health IT vendors who participate in activities that interfere with the access, transfer, and use of electronic health information (EHI). The final rule also established...

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