Information Governance Practices to Prepare for a Ransomware Attack

May 17, 2017 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: Information Governance Program, Data Breach

In light of the recent WannaCry ransomware attack, it is important to consider how information governance can help an organization prepare for a ransomware attack.

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No Surprise, Data Breaches Continue to Rise

April 5, 2017 by Brett Grego

Tags: Data Breach, Information Security

There were 1,792 data breaches in 2016, which led to almost 1.4 billion data records being exposed worldwide, according to the Breach Level Index (BLI) report from Gemalto. This is up nearly 300% from 2015.

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Data Breaches Pack a One-Two Punch

March 17, 2017 by Kevin Bley

Tags: Data Disposal, eDiscovery, Data Breach

As we have discussed in a previous blog post about Sony, the consequences of a data breach reach beyond the initial loss of data. The latest company to experience this is Arby's.

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Information Governance Implementation Practices to Prepare for a Breach

February 1, 2017 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: Information Governance Program, Data Breach

The moment that we all dread can unfortunately happen at any time in today's work environment: You are sitting at your computer when suddenly, you are alerted that there has been a data breach or that your files are being held ransom.

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Healthcare Data Breaches Show No Signs of Slowing

August 4, 2016 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: Data Breach, Big Data, Data Privacy

The Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy and Security of Healthcare Data had some unfortunate though predictable results. Many organizations lack the resources and budget to properly fight these breaches despite their increasing frequency.

This study also included business associates which are organizations that perform services for an entity that handle protected health information (PHI). This is an important note as the more connected businesses become, the more potential that exists for a breach, even if that happens outside the healthcare organization. The Ponemon institute, which conducted the study, estimates that the average cost per breach is $2.2 million.

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Cybersecurity, Regulatory Compliance and Information Governance

August 2, 2016 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: Data Breach, Cybersecurity

When it comes to cybersecurity and regulatory compliance, several factors come into play. First and foremost, the human element is important to consider. Basic best practices such as strong and continually changing passwords and ensuring the security of your wireless networks are essential. Also, creating an overall regulatory compliance plan that is understood by all parties.

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Strengthen Your Information Governance Program Against Data Breaches

June 30, 2016 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: Data Breach, Compliance

Data breaches are so common now it hardly breaks through the 24 hour news cycle. Banks, social media sites, law offices and even small, private businesses have all been victims. Overall, the total average cost of data breaches paid by organizations was $6.5 million.

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China Says Data Privacy Hacking Not Sanctioned by Government

December 21, 2015 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: Government, Data Breach, Data Privacy

Earlier this month, China admitted for the first time publicly that the data privacy breach of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's computer systems was the work of Chinese hackers. However, China insisted that these attacks were the work of criminals, not a state-sponsored attack. There has been no information released about any identifying details of these criminals.

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What in the world is... "Information Governance?"

September 22, 2015 by Team RecordLion

Tags: Governance, Data Breach

This is part 1 of a 4-Part Series on Corporate Governance in the Information Age from insidecounsel.com

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