Florida Government Hard Drives Stolen For Games.

Many, if not most, data security professionals will tell you that you should run a risk assessment and accordingly develop your plans for securing information, sensitive or otherwise. Then there are others who will counsel that one should secure as much as possible: obviously protect what represents a high risk situation, but never discount the […] read more

Fresno State Hard Drive Stolen, 15000 Affected.

At least 15,000 California State University, Fresno “student athletes, sports-camp attendees, and Athletic Corporation employees” were affected by a data breach earlier in the year, according to kmph.com and other news sites. A hard drive, 18 laptops, and other items were reported missing on January 12 from the university’s North Gym building. On the face […] read more

HIPAA Penalty: Affinity Settles For $1.2 Million Because Of Copier.

There’s a saying that once you’ve taken your sword out of its sheath, it’s hard to put it back in.  It appears to perfectly describe the stance on monetary penalties that is being handed out by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): not content with fining Mass General Hospital $1 million in 2011 […] read more

Financial Data BYOD: Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Loses Info On 50K.

According to Canadian media, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has lost a “portable device” that contained information on over 50,000 people.  The IIROC has not been very responsive regarding the details, including whether the device was protected with a mobile data management software like AlertBoot.  However, we know this much: they’re “very […] read more