Where are the data leaks coming from?

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HipaaImageThe database has been central to the technology landscape since the 1960s. EHR vendors utilize databases as a central component of their technologies. Specific types of data are stored in specialized repositories. As organizations are realizing the value of their data assets, databases are becoming a target. If security controls on databases are not robust, hackers who break through the network perimeter can gain entry. ...

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You are who you say you are…

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SQL Injection…or are you? At the recent Privacy and Security Forum Veracode’s CTO, Chris Wysopal gave a talk entitled, “Exposing the Holes: Where Hackers are Finding and Exploiting Gaps in Your Security Infrastructure.” He spent a portion of the session talking about the uses of encryption technology and where it falls short. For instance, he mentioned that encryption is good for situations like laptop and storage security, but ...

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Red, White & Breach

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fireworks smbrdrJuly marks the mid-way point of 2013 and with the Independence Day holiday tomorrow, what better time to review the top breaches of 2013 thus far? Our friends at SC Magazine took the liberty of listing the top five to-date:


LivingSocial
Daily-deal website LivingSocial confirmed that its computer systems were hacked, resulting in “unauthorized access.” The company updated its password encryption method after the breach impacted more ...

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Fun with Home Grown Masking Solutions

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DataLeakageSignRecently we were at the HIMSS13 conference, which was great by the way, and we heard a number of folks say “… we have something we do internally that masks the data…”. Now while in some simple situations this might work out just fine, but we find most of the time it does not- and often failure is found during a catastrophe like a breach. Home grown solutions ...

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The Road to HIMSS: Treating Healthcare Data Risks

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LapTopSteth smNext week we’ll be exhibiting at the HIMSS conference in New Orleans. (Check us out in booth #8217 near the Intelligent Hospital display) We’re looking forward to showcasing our DMsuite solution for healthcare data, and we’re especially eager to discuss the issues facing healthcare organizations. Everyday we hear about mis-used or lost data in the media, and it seems to get worse everyday. ...

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