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Secure Your Office Electronic Data in 4 Simple Steps

December 4, 2018

Storing data electronically may be more secure than having reams of files and papers, but it’s not impenetrable. Without effort on your part, someone with the right knowledge and a little dedication could easily gain access to your sensitive electronic data. This opens your business up to a personal loss as well as a legal […]

6 Ways Your Data Isn’t Gone When You Erase Your Hard Drive

November 27, 2018

If you have digital data that you want to get rid of permanently, you need to be careful in making sure that you delete all traces. In this day and age, getting rid of data can be more difficult than it seems. For example, if you have an old external hard drive with data on […]

How Complex Do Your Passwords Need To Be

November 7, 2018

Your passwords protect all kinds of data online, from your email account to online bank accounts and more. Having your password stolen from one of these sites could end up setting off many issues, from having purchases made in your name, having your identity stolen, or having your sensitive information exposed.

The Equifax Data Breach

September 29, 2017

One of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, Equifax, exposed 143 million American’s sensitive and personal information in a data breach. The breach lasted from mid-May through July. The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. They also stole credit card numbers for about […]

India’s Informal Market

September 27, 2017

India’s informal electronic market is influenced by hundreds of thousands of people who collect unregistered recycled goods. Over 90 percent of India’s e-scrap enters the informal sector for processing, according to a national assessment and follow-up studies by nonprofit groups and academic institutions. In fact, the Seelampur slum, many call home, has become one of India’s most […]

Correctly Destroy Your Digital Property

September 5, 2017

When it comes to information that is stored on a disk or hard drive, information will not be safe just by breaking it in half or taking a hammer to it. The National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (INECC) recently completed a study that concluded that, in Mexico, only 10% of obsolete electronics discarded […]

Document Security Goes Beyond Digital Protection Measures

March 29, 2017

While cyber security continues to receive considerable attention, it’s necessary to keep in mind the negative impact of a physical document, containing sensitive information falling into the wrong hands. Nowadays, companies are spending millions of dollars to improve their network and data security, but not every company is paying attention to physical document disposal protocol. […]

Healthcare Security Breaches Extend to 300% Increase Over Three Years

February 15, 2017

2016 has been a year jam-packed with cyber-attacks on the healthcare industry. According to a comprehensive report by TrapX Labs, cyber-attackers are now responsible for 31.42% of all major HIPAA data breaches reported in 2016 – a 300% increase over the last three years alone. Per Moshe Ben Simon, co-founder and Vice President of TrapX […]

How to Maintain HIPAA Compliance with Paper and Digital Records

October 19, 2016

In the healthcare world, maintaining HIPAA compliance is a top priority from both a digital and hard copy recordkeeping standpoint. Both electronic data and paper document records are subject to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, which were first adopted about 15 years ago. Sustaining compliance with paper records doesn’t have to be difficult – […]

The Future of Cybersecurity: Required State-wide Programs for Financial Institutions

September 29, 2016

If you’ve been following our blog lately, you may have noticed our emphasis on cybersecurity. There’s good reason for that – cybercrime rates are increasing significantly year-to-year. In fact, according to Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report, at the close of 2015, the world experienced the largest data breach ever publicly reported. 191 million records […]

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