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What Students Need to Know about Cybersecurity

by ITRC

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With the constant news reports about hacking or data breaches, it can feel like cybersecurity is a wasted effort, but it’s not. While cyberthieves are getting very crafty about their practices and their intended targets, your own behavior can do a lot to minimize how much you’re affected. … Continue Reading

Russian Organized Crime: Krem D’la Krem of Hackers

by Robert Siciliano

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The Russians have definitely come…in the world of cybercrime. A Russian ring of hackers has amassed 1.2 billion stolen passwords and usernames involving 400,000 websites. The criminals have also garnered 542 million e-mail addresses.
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Put firm limits on using hotel business center computers

by Robert Gregg

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Yet another “heads up” coming from the privacy, security, data breach and ID theft world. We have all seen the convenient “Business Centers” that many hotels have that allow you to do all kinds of things without having to plug in your laptop. … Continue Reading

Is It Really That Bad?

by ID Experts

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Is a data breach really that bad? Well, yes and no. It’s terrible that a breach occurred, but how you respond is what counts. It’s just like any problem. Your solution and response can turn everything around or your lack of response can create a bigger mess down the road, causing you to rethink your initial response. … Continue Reading

FBI Issues Warning that Healthcare Records Are Now at Increased Risk of Being Hacked

by Jim Malmberg

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May 7, 2014 – The FBI’s Cyber Division has issued a warning to healthcare providers that their records are at increased risk for hacking and being used to commit medical identity theft. The warning places the primary blame for this on the mandatory conversion from paper to electronic medical records which was codified into law as a part of the Affordable Care Act, and a lack of technical preparedness within the industry itself. … Continue Reading

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