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Hack of HealthCare.gov Portal Exposes 75,000 Consumer’s Data

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) disclosed that a hack of HealthCare.gov has exposed the data of 75,000 consumers. CMS, a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services announced last week (Tuesday, October 16) that they had detected “anomalous system activity” earlier in the month.

Training Security Staff to Deal with Difficult People

Security officers and receptionists are on the front lines of most client, visitor, vendor, or customer-contact interactions. Most people are cooperative when it comes to showing their identification (ID), signing visitor logs, or waiting for escorts. A small percentage of people can be impatient, manipulative, obnoxious, and even threatening. It can help to provide so-called […]

Handling a Media Interview as a Security Expert

If you’re a security professional with your own consulting or security equipment firm, you may be called on by the news media to give them a quote. It could be for a story from one of your hometown TV stations, the local radio station, or newspaper, or even a national cable news outlet. You could […]

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Anthem Hit with $16M Judgement in Record HIPAA Settlement

Anthem Inc. has agreed to pay $16 million to settle HIPAA allegations related to the historic data breach the insurer suffered in 2015. The record amount of the resolution agreement, announced October 15 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is nearly triple the previous high of $5.5 million.

Crafting Security Officer Interview Questions

Selecting officers for security roles demands careful interview questions based on scenarios those officers are likely to encounter at their posts. It’s not enough just to look for enthusiasm about the job and a willingness to work in different environments. Security officer candidates must be exposed to realistic and likely situations that test their decision-making […]

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Fire Prevention and Fire Protection Go Hand in Hand

In addition to the safety of occupants with business continuity an ever increasing issue, protection from fire is an integral aspect in reducing downtime at any facility. An understanding of why you need both fire prevention and fire protection can reduce hazards and maintain safety.

Keeping Up with Security Equipment Repairs

Maintenance on security equipment can get ignored until those devices fail—and often under the worst circumstances. It’s critical to schedule maintenance and stay vigilant for any needed inspections, adjustments, or repairs, even on newly installed equipment.

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Proper Cybersecurity Hinges on a Solid Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy

As the number of small businesses targeted for cyberattacks continues to rise, it’s never been more important for organizations of all sizes to protect their sensitive data. A strong bring your own device (BYOD) policy should play a vital role in every company’s wider security strategy. Without it, your employees may be putting your company’s […]