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surprise-hipaa-audits-on-the-way

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has hired PriceWaterhouseCoopers to conduct surprise audits of hospitals for HIPAA compliance:

Its complaint-driven, says Runyon, noting that Tony Trenkle, director of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services at HHS, last month publicly said the first 10 or so reviews will be at hospitals where CMS received complaints about security.

identity-theft-hits-3-percent-in-2004

Security Focus has the article about the DOJ Survey on the number of US citizens hit by identity theft, but Security Curve puts it in perspective

the-express-scripts-bounty

Now this could be interesting. Express Scripts is offering $1,000,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the attacker trying to blackmail them. That is a lot of Ameros.

hsbc-issues-warning-to-180000-regarding-a-security

The WSJ Online is reporting that HSBC has issued warnings to 180,000 of it's customers that a security breach may have resulted in their data being compromised.

how-much-will-a-breach-cost-you-find-out-online

I'm telling you, this internet thing is something. There is now an online calculator - from a company selling cyber-insurance - to help you estimate the cost of a data breach or identity theft data loss scenario . While I am also impressed with java script, I think their data loss archive needs some work.

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