Could you be held accountable if your customer is breached?

Could you be held accountable if your customer is breached?

A security firm is being sued by two insurance companies who are seeking to recover losses after the firm failed to detect malware on a client’s network that led to a major breach.  Could you be put in this position if your customer was breached? Since we know...
How do you end up with a $4.3M HIPAA fine?

How do you end up with a $4.3M HIPAA fine?

A Judge ruled in favor of the Office of Civil Rights and upheld a fine of $4,348,000 against MD Anderson, a cancer treatment and research center in Texas.  This was the 4th largest fine in history for HIPAA violations. What led to this judgement, and what can we learn...
Cybersecurity – a topic nonprofits can no longer ignore

Cybersecurity – a topic nonprofits can no longer ignore

Cybersecurity is so often in the news that it’s hard to think it’s being ignored by any sector, however nonprofits are lagging behind.  Why?  Obviously budgets are tight, but here’s why ignoring cybersecurity can end up costing nonprofits far more....
Data privacy and security, what’s the difference?

Data privacy and security, what’s the difference?

With all the news about the Facebook ‘breach’ and GDPR (General Data Privacy Regulation) some may think that privacy and security are the same. While there are differences, the two need to have a cooperative relationship for both our privacy plan and security plan to...