Anthem Breach Sounds Security Alarms against Data Hackers

The health insurer Anthem Inc., which manages Blue Cross plans across a dozen states, recently announced that a hacking incident has compromised a database containing personal information of nearly 80 million individuals worldwide. Anthem believes that the unencrypted compromised information could include current and former members? and employees? names, birthdates, medical IDs/Social Security Numbers, Street…

Keeping Up President Obama’s Data breach Plan

The increasing number of data breaches from cyber criminals across various enterprises have brought in large scale loss of personal information besides financial losses and brand erosion. Even as technological growth helped governments across nations improve their communication and governance levels multi-fold, the cyber security breaches have pressurized them to work on security policy changes.…

The new GHOST Vulnerability that could affect security of Linux based servers across the globe

A new found vulnerability known as GHOST (CVE-2015-0235) affects many systems built on Linux starting with glibc-2.2 as well as Debian 7 (wheezy), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & 7, CentOS 6 & 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, and allows attackers to remotely take control of an entire system without having any prior knowledge of system credentials. The…

How Physicians can Avoid HIPAA Penalties in 2015

With the healthcare industry moving towards digitalization, the electronic health records even in protected formats are becoming increasingly attractive to the criminals of the cyber world. Not a day goes by without news articles published about hospitals or medical practitioners paying millions of dollars as penalties due to public exposure of the protected health information.…

Data Breaches to Increase further in 2015

Technological innovations over the years has paved the way for physicians and healthcare professionals to adopt mobile technology in their healthcare practices. While this has brought in positive impacts on patient care, organizational efficiency and work flow, healthcare data breaches have unfortunately become a major issue faced by large number of healthcare providers. Even as…

How to avoid Data breaches such as those faced by Home Depot Inc

The aggressively competitive environment and customer demands challenges business world to adopt every new technology to be in tune with the changing technology scenario. However, simply adopting new technologies will not really give enterprises a competitive advantage. With businesses working through a digital and networked world, the emerging technologies also open up new areas of…