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Healthcare Data Breaches

Once Again, Healthcare Is the Winner – Coming in at $380 per Stolen Record

I’m really not sure why the healthcare industry doesn’t seem to be able to get a handle on cybersecurity.  Following the healthcare industry, with its individual stolen record cost of $380 per record, the education industry had the second stolen record cost last year, averaging $246 per record.…

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Records Management

Records Management and Cybersecurity – Is This a Match Made in Heaven?

I just read an article about information governance and security, and I didn’t agree with most of it so I won’t share the link. My colleagues have been presenting on records management at several events recently, so this subject is on my mind.…

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GDPR

GDPR: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, and Depression – Take Your Pick

You know, I think many data managers are acting like little kids, and believe that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was put in place to punish them. It is what it is.

According to surveys, the majority of companies have not yet started addressing the compliance requirements.…

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GDPR

A GDPR Approach – Makes You Want to Laugh or Cry?

I happened to read this article about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Lots of talk about GDPR but not a lot of action. So in terms of action, when do the worker bees start to make the required changes?…

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GDPR

Useful Information about GDPR for US Companies

I recently I read an article about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I’m getting to sound like a broken record. Anyway, it brought up some interesting tidbits that I had not come across before.…

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Don’t you wish everyone had a data breach?

What a terrible title. If I read one more article about a data breach, and the sometimes enormous costs associated with remediation, I just cringe. I just read one now. The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCD), governing board has approved an additional $300,000 for records management and $2.3 million in lawyers’ fees to deal with last year’s data breach that exposed 2.4 million current and former MCCCD students’ and employees’ personal information.” They had estimated the costs at $7 million and it’s now up to $17.1 million.

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Do we need a Hans Brinker for Office 365 Security or is the flood unstoppable?

As a matter of fact, the story of the little boy who stopped a leaking dyke and saved the town from a flood, wasn’t really named Hans Brinker. The poor little guy was never given a name in the story, and readers got confused and called him Hans Brinker (of the silver skate’s fame).…

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What do Barclay’s Bank, Target, Drupal, the Federal Reserve, Disney, and Apple all have in common?

Not exactly a brain teaser. I think we all know, it’s the insidious data breach. Cyber security, data breaches (either internal or external) should be a top priority in every CTO’s playbook.…

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Is your organization a digital hoarder?

I am always appalled when I somehow get roped into watching a show on a hoarder. I do realize it is a sickness, but it always amazes me that people can live like that. But, on the other hand, I think my husband has the beginning of the disease as he saves everything ‘just in case’ he will need it (think a street sewer cover!).…

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Bloomberg was wrong. Encryption would not have stopped Snowden.

CipherPoint is a partner of Concept Searching. This blog is well worth the read and provides value to any organization concerned with security.

The following blog was posted on the CipherPoint web site.

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