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The future of two-factor authentication

After years of lectures from security experts, businesses have finally begun to accept that a password alone isn’t enough to secure a corporate computing account. Enter two-factor authentication (2FA). It strengthens security by using an additional login method, such as fingerprint scans or facial recognition. Two-factor authentication is becoming increasingly important as passwords fall victim […]

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Your password is weaker than you think

Passwords are still a major security weakness. Easy-to-crack passwords can render even the most sophisticated (and expensive) security measures powerless. Yet despite this vulnerability being well known, too many of us persist with passwords that are weak, easy to guess or repeated across multiple log-ins. It’s understandable: most users struggle to remember different passwords for the […]

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Is your business data compliant?

Governments around the world are tightening up laws governing how businesses gather, store, and secure user data. This is increasingly challenging as data is now a commodity not constrained by national borders. There is also a vast amount of data being produced, meaning the sheer volume involved can overwhelm businesses, especially SMBs with limited resources. […]

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3 steps for mobile medical data security

Mobile medical professionals need mobile medical data. Whether they’re taking files from office to office for consultation or carrying patient information for in-home visits, data is as much a part of the modern professional’s kit as a stethoscope. This means that data security also needs to ‘go mobile’ to make sure sensitive information is always […]

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Learn how the IoT is transforming healthcare

Medical devices have always been at the forefront of technology. Modern equipment has integrated wired and wireless networking technology for some time, allowing access to real-time patient information and improved treatment. The Internet of Things (IoT) is another great leap for patient care. One of the medical sector’s biggest challenges is managing information collected directly […]

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10 tips for online security

One of the few industries that will never see budget cuts is security – especially cyber security. As the world grows ever more complex and connected, our valuable information is increasingly exposed to malicious actors from all corners of the globe. However, there are experts working behind the scenes to fight the good fight, thwarting […]

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Why you need to have a physical security policy

Physical security and the healthcare sector Healthcare data is extremely valuable, so it comes as no surprise that recent security and data breaches at healthcare facilities have been making headlines. Just how valuable is it? Personal health records routinely fetch more than credit card data on the black market. This is why your physical IT […]

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Getting ready for the worst

Bad things happen to good organizations. In any disaster, whether natural or man made, there are businesses that close because of the physical conditions and never manage to reopen. Here’s how to figure out your weak points and how to avoid common pitfalls in making that assessment. 1. Assess your risk Don’t make risk assessment […]

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HIPAA Security Reminder of the Week

HIPAA Security Reminder of the Week

Do you know who your privacy and security officers are? Executives, have you named these individuals? Associates and colleagues, do you know who your Privacy Officer and Information Security Officer are? To comply with the HIPAA Security Final Rule, each Covered Entity and Business Associate must identify a “security official” responsible for developing and implementing […]

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