Category Archives: Privacy

Government Back Doors to Data: Not the Final Answer

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The federal government has the difficult task of balancing the protection of consumer privacy while also aiding law enforcement in the fight against criminal behavior, spying, and terrorism. Earlier this month, the Obama administration announced that they will not call for legislation requiring companies to provide law enforcement with a “back door” to encrypted communications. Major tech companies like Apple…

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US Secret Service Warns of Mobile Payment Fraud

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You know there’s a major problem with mobile security when the United States Secret Service starts talking about it. Last week, the Secret Service issued a warning about a recent wave of identity theft incidents involving mobile payment systems. According to the Secret Service’s advisory, a growing number of criminals are exploiting vulnerabilities in near-field communication (NFC)-based mobile payment systems…

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What You Need to Know about CISA

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Over the past couple of weeks, political blogs have been abuzz over rumors that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) would be moving to vote on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act before the summer recess (which starts August 8). Advocates of the bill panicked about whether the vote could be hurried and whether it would have enough support when it…

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Dropbox and HIPAA Compliance – How to Protect Your Organization from Liability

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Implementing security standards for electronic systems has never been more important for companies working with medical data. From insurance providers to hospital systems, protecting patient information in an increasingly complex environment is an uphill battle. The rise in popularity amongst individual users of simple, cloud-based file collaboration and backup platforms like Dropbox poses a serious threat to compliance. Dropbox notes…

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