Stolen computer from Greenwood hospital may contain unencrypted patient data

Here we are in 2014, with operating systems which feature built-in data encryption, and in the news today over on WYFF’s site is a story titled “Hospital: Patient info at risk after laptop is stolen“.  It was just a couple years ago that I wrote on this blog about a similar incident HERE. The long and short of today’s story …

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Stolen health care laptop computer contained thousands of patient records… Another case for encryption!

Another day, another stolen computer in the news. This time the laptop computer stolen contained close to 10,000 Hartford Hospital and VNA HealthCare patient records. A spokesperson for the Hartford, CT group has confirmed that the data included “names, Social Security numbers, Medicade and Medicare numbers, diagnosis and treatment records and other information.” and that the data was not encrypted, …

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Protect your assets and stay in compliance with Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption

With federal and state agencies now dispensing stiff penalties to companies that do not maintain compliance with the plethora of industry regulations, such as HIPAA, PCI, Sarbanes Oxley, HITECH, FISMA and a slew of others, healthcare, retail and financial service industries need an encryption solution. Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption offers exactly what most businesses need. Ensure data privacy by encrypting data …

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Hard drive stolen from Miami’s Upper Valley Medical Center #encryption #dataloss #privacy

Here’s another case of a missing device from a medical facility… “Computer hard drive missing from UVMC hospital” A man walked into a medical center, and apparently stole a hard drive that from a computer in a patient admitting area near the main lobby. The quote that gets me was “The hospital does not believe any patient personal information is …

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Top 7 Reasons to Upgrade to Symantec NetBackup 7.5

  The following is from Symantec’s Tech Tips and News:   Top 7 Reasons to Upgrade to Symantec NetBackupTM 7.5  1. Unite physical and virtual environments With three Best of VMworld awards and nearly two million customers protecting their critical physical and virtual data, Symantec is the industry leader in VMware and Hyper-V backup. Only Symantec offers V-Ray technology for …

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Symantec Backup Exec and Endpoint Protection .cloud trials available

We’re asked by clients all the time about offerings from different vendors, but one of them has just made it easy to offer free 30 day trails of their products! We can provide your business with Symantec Backup Exec.cloud and Symantec Endpoint Protection.cloud demos so you can get the feel for the product before actually committing to a purchase. If …

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Disk encryption likely to hinder law enforcement efforts

Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!  We sure did, but we are back at work. While reading an article over on physorg entitled “Research team finds disk encryption foils law enforcement efforts“, I was reminded of conversations from over a dozen years ago with friends in law enforcement about how criminals were using PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) to encrypt their …

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What is your objection to cloud based data backup? Here are some points to consider… #Symantec #Cloud #DisasterReadiness

Homeland Secure IT encourages the use of backup solutions to complete your disaster readiness plan. One of our recommendations is to implement remote, cloud based backup. Even if you have existing onsite backup, it gives you an extra layer of protection. We partner with some of the biggest and most trusted names in offsite, cloud based backup providers such as …

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