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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Save big on a new computer for your student thanks to the 2012 SC Tax Holiday!

Sales of new computers ramps up quickly this time of year due to students returning to school. And this coming weekend will likely bring the most sales of computers that we have seen this year¬†thanks in part to the South Carolina 2012 Sales Tax Holiday which starts August 3, 2012 and continues through August 5, 2012. That’s right…. ¬† NO …

Computer hard drive prices predicted to remain high throughout 2012 and 2013

Hard drive prices have remained consistently high throughout 2012, but analysts predict they will do so through 2014. This is due to the 2011 typhoon season and related flooding in Thailand that took major hard drive manufacturers offline and damaged factory facilities. Unfortunately, PC manufacturers saw the impending crisis and locked in contracts to insure they would be provided an …

Need computer repair, service, sales in Greenville SC? Call us!

I was talking with a friend of mine on Facebook today and they were explaining how their computer was giving them grief, and how if only he knew some computer repair business he could trust. To be honest, I was wondering if he was being sarcastic, hoping I would offer to work on it, or if he honestly didn’t know …

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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 …

LoJack type tracking software helps recover stolen and lost laptops

Two articles are in the news in the last few weeks that have helped increase awareness of LoJack and other tracking software packages. In one case, Maple Ridge School District in Canada was able to recover four stolen school laptops using this technology STORY HERE¬†and in another, the owner of a stolen notebook used Orbicule Security Software to snap a …

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 …

What else does Homeland Secure IT do besides computers, servers and networks?

You know the elevator speech that you typical hear from people, where they pitch their services or wares to you? Mine goes something like this, “I’m John with Homeland Secure IT, and we provide small and medium businesses with computer, server and network support, service and sales here in the Upstate”. The person I am telling will usually walk away …

Servosity On Demand Backup Partner

Servosity has set the new standard in On Demand BackUp and Recovery services. Our solution is engineered for businesses that know the¬†value¬†of their data and more importantly the¬†cost¬†of losing it. Our team consists of a talented mix of developers, researchers, market analysts, and client support specialists who all have a desire to serve. Servosity was formed to provide you, our …

Lenovo Partner

Lenovo has a long history of designing and building superior products that adhere to a level of quality their competitors “simply cannot match”. We offer the entire product line of Lenovo business class computer workstations, ThinkPad notebooks, ThinkCentre all-in-one desktops, ThinkServer servers and accessories. Please check out our Lenovo offerings or our Lenovo Showcase. If you would like to find …