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Issue 43                                             Thursday, September 29, 2011 

 

Data Breaches - Beyond the Impact of Fines

 

 

Businesses take note: Data breaches have a far greater impact than just potential fines.

With several high profile data breaches this year, federal regulators have been quick to propose data breach notification bills and heavy fines for organizations that fail to keep sensitive and confidential information safe.

 

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Data Breaches - Beyond the Impact of Fines

Federal Health IT Plan: Pros and Cons

 

Observers Pinpoint Valuable Additions, Unfortunate Omissions

 

Federal authorities deserve credit for adding privacy and security details to the final version of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, several observers say. But some still believe the document doesn't go far enough in spelling out specific action steps and priorities.

 

  

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Federal Health IT Plan: Pros and Cons

 

 

Small Business Slow to Adopt Data Backup Systems

 

 

The newly released Small Business Authority Market Sentiment Survey reveals that only a fraction of small businesses surveyed have adopted comprehensive strategies to protect sensitive data from common threats.

 

While small businesses compromise the backbone of the nation's economy, few have taken the necessary steps to ensure that critical company and client data is properly protected from intrusion events, and there is generally a lack of preparation where offsite data storage and recovery is concerned.

  

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Taking iPads Into Battle

 

Phones and other smart devices are being tested across all braches of the military. Seeing and opportunity, software firms and defense contractors are developing apps that weill enable soldiers to pass along intelligence, view reconnaissance images or even pilot small drones by remote control.

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 Taking iPads Into Battle

 

HIPAA Audit Prep: Five Key Steps
  

How to Demonstrate 'Good-Faith Effort' to Comply

 

Healthcare organizations need to take five key steps to prepare for the upcoming HIPAA compliance audit program, says compliance specialist Bob Chaput.

 

If organizations take five HIPAA complaince steps, Chaput says, "I believe that the auditors are going to see a demonstration of a good-faith effort to comply with the regulations."

 

  

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