Are Security Priorities Addressing the Top Risks?

Are Security Priorities Addressing the Top Risks?

In order to address the question of whether or not Security Spending was actually addressing Security Threats, the Gartner Group surveyed security professionals at the Black Hat Conference. After all, organizations are working hard to combat security threats, yet data breaches continue to rise. Why is that? According to […]

Is HIPAA More Flexible Than We Thought?

Is HIPAA More Flexible Than We Thought?

Earlier this year, we penned an article asking, HIPAA is Outdated: Does it Need an Update? In the article, we address the growing rate of healthcare data breaches, as well as the growing cost associated with these breaches, and posit that HIPAA may not be keeping up with the current issues of healthcare data protection.

Organizations Not Confident That Employees Are Protecting Data

Organizations Not Confident That Employees Are Protecting Data

A new survey indicates that organizations are not prepared for compliance audits, nor are they confident that employees are adequately protecting data. Numerous reports have reinforced that people are still the root cause of data breaches, even cyber attacks, so this fear is quite warranted.

Why You Should Always Be Concerned About Contractor Breaches

Why You Should Always Be Concerned About Contractor Breaches

The National Journal recently put together a timeline of government data breaches that looks specifically into the OPM data breaches and how they all tied together. In particular, it paints a picture of the importance of taking contractor data breaches more seriously.

Why European Laws Matter to US CIOs

Why European Laws Matter to US CIOs

Europe seems poised to finalize the terms of the EU General Data Protection Regulation by the end of the year. The EU GDPR is set to drastically chance data protection law, including an increase in penalties for a breach up to 2% of a corporation’s annual global turnover. While these new laws will have a large impact on European businesses and IT professionals, the GDPR will also have an impact on US IT departments.

FTC Releases Security Advice Based on Data Security Settlements

FTC Releases Security Advice Based on Data Security Settlements

The FTC recently released a business guide that summarizes compliance lessons learned from the more than 50 data security settlements to-date. Start with Security: A Guide for Business offers actionable data security tips based on real-life security incidents and subsequent law enforcement actions. Whether organizations are reading this brochure or are reading about a breach in the news, there are always “compliance nuggets,” as the FTC notes, that can be learned from.

Absolute Unveils New Brand Identity

Today Absolute introduces a new brand identity that reflects our renewed commitment to data and device security and our position as an innovative market leader. Our InTelligence Community has also undergone a transformation, with a new logo and new look for the InTelligence Blog and InTelligence Forum. “The […]

Two-Thirds of Healthcare Organizations Experienced a Security Incident in the Past Year

Two-Thirds of Healthcare Organizations Experienced a Security Incident in the Past Year

2015 has been called the “Year of the Healthcare Data Breach,” and the year is only half over. The average cost of a data breach in healthcare is $5.9 million, higher than in any other industry. The 2015 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey recently revealed that 68% of healthcare organizations experienced a significant security incident in the past year. Cybersecurity was identified as an increased priority in 87% of organizations, as cyber attacks become more common.