Preparing for the Australian Data Breach Notification Bill

Preparing for the Australian Data Breach Notification Bill

Cybercrime in Australia has led to increasing pressure on the Australian federal government to pass mandatory data breach notification legislation.

Public Sector Data Breaches Skyrocket Globally in 2016

Public Sector Data Breaches Skyrocket Globally in 2016

The latest IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence research recently revealed a global spike in government data breaches.

The Importance of Cybersecurity Drills

The Importance of Cybersecurity Drills

Time matters when it comes to breach containment. One of the ways to improve your reaction time in the critical 24 hours after a data breach is through cybersecurity drills.

Balance Prevention with Response in Your Security Spending

Balance Prevention with Response in Your Security Spending

According to the latest research from Gartner, worldwide spending on information security products and services will likely reach $81.6 billion in 2016.

Latest HIPAA Settlements Focus on ePHI Protection

Latest HIPAA Settlements Focus on ePHI Protection

These two new HIPAA settlements are meant to send a strong message about enforcement and accountability. The result for one of those cases was a record-setting settlement of $5.55 million.

The True Cost of a Breach is Hard to Pin Down

The True Cost of a Breach is Hard to Pin Down

As organizations work to determine their overall risk and risk response plans, data breach cost is an important figure in these calculations. But the science of estimating the total costs of a data breach cost remains elusive.

First Business Associate HIPAA Penalty Announced

First Business Associate HIPAA Penalty Announced

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced its first resolution agreement with a business associate in June.

Data Breach Costs Rise to $4 Million Per Incident

Data Breach Costs Rise to $4 Million Per Incident

The average cost of a data breach continues to rise, up to $4 million per incident, over 2015 figures of $3.79 million. Since 2013, there has been a 29% increase in the average cost of data breaches.