Browsing Category: SMB Security

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is warning that the U.S. government hasn’t lived up to promises to protect the privacy of Medicare patients who use the federal government’s Prescription Drug Benefit and not following through on promises to audit organizations that store patient health information.

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This week’s revelations about leaks of user passwords from the professional networking site LinkedIn, dating Web site eHarmony.com and music site Last.fm suggest that even tech-savvy firms are slow to accept that hashes -a once-reliable technology for storing data online – now offer scant protection for sensitive data.

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Categories: SMB Security

If a newly released survey is any indication, publicized data breaches aren’t enough to prompt small businesses to better protect their customer or employee data.

A survey released this week by The Hartford found 85 percent of small business owners believe a data breach is unlikely and often lacked even basic measures to secure sensitive data.

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Categories: Government, SMB Security

Regulation is not the answer. That’s what the CISO of Regions Bank, Michele B. Cantley repeatedly responded with when asked what the government can do to improve the financial sector’s current security climate in a hearing hosted by the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises this morning.

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The first annual Index of Cyber Security finds that senior security officers are more concerned than at this time last year about the risk of cyber attack and other online risks, with concerns about ideologically-motivated hacktivists and the threats posed by business partners and other “counter parties” topping the list.

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