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Issue 38                                                    Friday, August 26, 2011 


Major Breach Tally Surpasses 300 Incidents



Official List Shows 11.7 Million Individuals Affected

As of August 22, 306 major health information breaches affecting a total of almost 11.7 million individuals were included in the official federal tally. Fourteen incidents affecting a total of about 270,000 were added since July 22.

The biggest incident added in recent weeks, which involved RxAmerica and Accendo Insurance Co., affected about 175,000. In that case, a mail formatting error caused certain personal information to be visible in an envelope window.

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Major Breach Tally Surpasses 300 Incidents

HIPAA Audits: Documentation is Key


Evidence of Compliance Efforts is Critica, Expert Stresses


Having complete documentation of every aspect of your privacy and security strategy is the best way to prepare for a HIPAA audit, says consultant Cliff Baker.


If HIPAA compliance auditors discover an organization cannot produce adequate documentation, they'll suspect its compliance efforts are subpar, Baker says.



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HIPAA Audits: Documentation Is Key



An Update on TC 223 and ISO 22301


There are numerous articles and conversations currently taking place regarding ISO 22301 - some based on fact, but many based on assumption and rumor. So, what's the real story on ISO 22301?


The purpose of this article is to provide information to help business continuity professionals better understand the ISO Technical Committee (TC) 223 standards development efforts underway and when to expect final work production that can help your organization better prepare for disruption.



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An Update on TC 223 and ISO 22301




DHS: Hurricane Irene Critical Infrastructure Conference Call



Hurricane Irene Pre-Landfall Critical Infrastructure Conference Call

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) will be conducting a Hurricane Irene pre-landfall conference call for eastern US critical infrastructure partners on Friday, August 26, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT.

The purpose of the call is to update partners on DHS IP Hurricane Irene planning and preparation activities and review processes, procedures, and capabilities should the hurricane make landfall and significantly impact communities and/or critical infrastructure operations.


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 DHS: Hurricane Irene Critical Infrastructure Conference Call




16 Ways to Stay Safe on Facebook

A New Guide to Facebook Security


A new, free guide on Facebook security, though geared for users, details the practices chief information security officers and other organizational security practitioners should share with their staffs to assure, not only safe Internet hygiene when workers access Facebook from work, but for use with other social media sites, as well.



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