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Issue 40                                              Thursday, September 8, 2011 

 

What Have We Learned About Data Storage?

 

 

Cloud-backup and disaster-recovery services provide an affordable opportunity to retain important data and recover it successfully. The question is whether IT shops are following through on this.

Ten years ago, when the 9/11 terrorist attacks hit the eastern United States, storage and security concerns about business data weren't that different from what we have today. Large enterprises housed their data in mainframes and array clusters, and they had archive tapes carted away to mysterious locations. Midrange businesses also did this but on a much smaller scale. Small businesses generally kept everything in PCs or burned their records onto CDs - something that's rarely done now.

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91 Charged With Medicare Fraud

 

$295 Million Worth of False Billing Alleged

 

Federal authorities announced Sept. 7 that 91 individuals in eight cities have been charged with participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving about $295 million in false billing.

 

The charges are based on a variety of alleged fraud schemes involving various medical treatments and services, including home healthcare, physical and occupational therapy, mental health services, psychotherapy and durable medical equipment.

 

  

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91 Charged With Medicare Fraud

 

 

The Calm Before the Storm

 

Cyberwar is already happening - and it's about to get much, much wors. A veteran intelligence official explains how America can prepare itself.

 

Revelations of wholesale electronics fraud and massive data heists have become weekly, even daily affairs. A multinational electronics corporation loses personal information on more than 100 million customers. Cyberthieves break into an international bank, counterfeit credit balances, and loot ATMs in four countries, grabbing $9 million in just a few hours.

 

 

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The Calm Before the Storm

    

Preparing Documents for HIPAA Audits

 

    

What Organizations Need to Have Ready

Providing HIPAA compliance auditors with complete documentation of every aspect of your privacy and security strategy, along with evidence of corrective action taken to mitigate risks, is essential, says consultant Cliff Baker.

"If auditors get a sense that you can't find your own documentation, they will know that the documentation is not really referenced or readily used in your organization," Baker says in an interview with Healthcare Info Security's Howeard Anderson.

 

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 Preparing Documents for HIPAA Audits

 

 

Citigroup Executive Pleads Guilty to Insider Theft of Millions
 

Gary Foster, a former vice president in Citigroup, Inc.'s treasury finance department, pleaded guilty today to bank fraud arising from his embezzlement of more than $22 million from Citigroup.

 

Foster entered his plea before the Hon. Eric N. Vitaliano, United States District Judge, at the United States Courthouse in Brooklyn.

 

The guilty plea was announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Janice K. Fedarcyk, Assistant Director in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigations, New York Field Office.

 

  

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