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Cisco Security Report Shows Unprecedented Growth of Advanced Attacks and Malicious Traffic

The Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report reveals that threats designed to take advantage of users’ trust in systems, applications and personal networks have reached startling levels.


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Hospital Security Lapses in 2013 Turn Spotlight on Security Officer Training

On September 19, 2013, 57-year-old Lynne Spalding was admitted to San Francisco General Hospital for a bladder infection. Last seen in her hospital room on September 21, she was found dead in a stairwell at the hospital on October 8th.
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UNR Creating Cybersecurity Center

The University of Nevada, Reno is establishing a Cyber Security Center.


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HealthCare.gov Security Still Not Strong Enough

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor intends to introduce new legislation to make HealthCare.gov more secure.


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Increasing Infant Abductions Forces Hospitals to Stop Releasing Birth Notices

The Wisconsin State Journal will stop publishing birth announcements later this week because Madison’s two birthing hospitals will no longer provide the information to the newspaper.


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Hospital Teaching Healthcare Employees to Take on Armed Intruders

Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston is working to boost awareness about active shooter protocols among its staff.
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Fostering HIPAA Compliance and Saving Time with Secure Texts

Do your healthcare employees text? Careful – this could be a serious HIPAA compliance problem. According to SearchHealthIT, nurses and physicians are likely already using the unsecure text-messaging apps that come with their personal smartphones to communicate at a quicker pace.
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Stolen Hard Drive Puts Information of 7,100 Patients at Risk

Ohio’s University Hospitals (UH) recently began notifying more than 7,100 patients that their personal health information may have been exposed when an unencrypted hard drive was stolen from a third-party vendor helping to upgrade the enterprise’s computer systems, according to The Plain Dealer.
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Using Mobile Duress Pendants to Protect Hospital Staff

Violent crime in schools or public places might get all the press, but healthcare employees often face violent patients or visitors as part of their day-to-day routine.
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Series of Missteps Uncovered in San Francisco Patient Death

Two weeks after her disappearance, San Francisco General Hospital patient Lynn Spalding Ford’s body was discovered in a stairwell by a hospital engineer.
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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

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Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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2014 December

This issue of Security Magazine covers our 12th annual Top Guarding Firms list. Check out the best of the best as of December 2014. The 21st century has brought with it new types of security threats. Read how to combat and protect against these threats.

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