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December 17, 2019

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a US law that establishes privacy standards for patients’ medical records and health information. It was enacted in 1996 to protect patients as well as medical institutions and healthcare providers. HIPAA defines specific rules for protecting the privacy and security of personally identifiable health information. 

 

Complying with HIPAA is tricky, as it consists of multiple rules and regulations. But following them is vital if you want to secure your data and avoid penalties. In this article...

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November 26, 2019

To ensure proper protection of their critical data, organizations pay attention to the processes they use for managing identities, privileges, and secrets. Collectively referred to as secrets management, these processes provide organizations with capabilities for managing passwords, encryption keys, API keys, and other types of secrets in a centralized and secure way.

 

In this article, we tell you about common types of secrets and the role of secrets management in an organization’s cybersecurity. We also cover common challenges of secrets management and provide...

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November 08, 2019

A system administrator is essential for almost any organization. Whether they’re an in-house employee or a subcontractor, a system administrator plays a huge role in keeping your business operating continuously and smoothly and keeping it compliant with enterprise data protection requirements.

 

System administrators have full control over the ins and outs of your database and, in many cases, over its underlying physical infrastructure. That’s why you need to pay close attention to an admin’s actions in order to protect a database. In this article, we...

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October 04, 2019

Governments are one of the biggest cybersecurity spenders. In 2015, for example, the US government included $14 billion in cybersecurity spending in the 2016 budget. In 2019, this number reached over $16 billion, and it’s expected to rise even higher in 2020. Meanwhile, a study by SecurityScorecard shows that US government institutions struggle with many cybersecurity tasks, including patching cadence and ensuring the appropriate level of network and endpoint security.

 

Among the most common causes of cybersecurity incidents, there’s one that deserves...

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September 24, 2019

Employees occasionally make mistakes without realizing how dangerous they can be to the organization’s cybersecurity. Human mistakes were the cause of 21% of data breaches in 2018, according to the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.

 

Employees’ cybersecurity errors can impede company operations or even affect the bottom line. Therefore, it’s better for executives to prevent employees from making cybersecurity mistakes than to remediate their consequences. In this article, we show the latest statistics on employee mistakes and their...

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