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Strengthening Data Security Through Human Resources and Information Technology Teamwork

Human Resources (“HR”) and information technology (“IT”) departments play unique and important roles within an organization. With instances of data breaches on the rise, however, companies should be mindful of the importance of regular communication and collaboration between employees in these departments with respect to issues of data security. Addressing such issues should not be … Continue Reading

Healthcare Providers and Business Associates: Don’t Ignore the Insider Threats

News reports of security risks, hackings and breaches caused by individuals, terror groups or even countries around the world certainly are important and can be unsettling. But, for many organizations, including healthcare providers and business associates, a significant and perhaps more immediate area of data risk rests with an organization’s workforce members. An organization’s information … Continue Reading

The Social Media Manager/Guru/Wizard/Ninja/Diva

Have you hired a social media manager?  A social media guru/wizard/ninja/diva?  Each of these job "titles" are increasingly being used by companies to attract individuals who specialize in marketing a company’s brand and/or services in social media.  A recent article in the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times highlights just how prevalent these job titles are … Continue Reading

Blue Cross Blue Shield Data Breach Highlights Need for Employee Training/Awareness

Today, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced his office will investigate a data breach that occurred in late August that affected approximately 18,817 Connecticut health care professionals. The American Medical Association reported earlier that this breach involved the personal information, including Social Security numbers, of an estimated 850,000 physicians nationwide. What is most troubling about this … Continue Reading

Data Breach Due to Peer-to-Peer Software Reveals Numerous Congressional Ethics Inquiries

The Washington Post is reporting another inadvertent disclosure of sensitive information involving "peer-to-peer" or "P2P" technology. This time, the disclosure exposed a House Ethics Committee document outlining ongoing ethics investigations for an uncomfortably large number of House members. The same technology raises serious issues for employers. According to the Washington Post, the now-terminated, junior committee staff member … Continue Reading
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