Verizon Data Breach Report: Payment-Card Theft Can Be Avoided at Little Cost
by Danny Yadron | April 22, 2014 | wsj.com
There were nearly 200 hacks last year of the payment systems used by retailers, hotels and restaurants. Most of them could have been prevented without spending much money, according to a new report from Verizon’s cybersecurity team.
SD Cracks Down On Organized Retail Theft
by Angela Kennecke | March 17, 2014 | keloland.com
Groups of people hitting stores with fake credit card numbers or going in to steal large quantities of merchandise: organized retail crime is a growing problem in South Dakota. But the state has tough new laws against it and that should help save you money.
Employers can prevent workplace violence by keeping dangerous employees positively engaged
by News Medical | March 12, 2014 | news-medical.net
Two UT Arlington management professors argue that employers can prevent workplace violence by keeping dangerous employees positively engaged and closely supervising them to ensure they get the help they need.
HHS releases security risk assessment tool to help providers with HIPAA compliance
by HHS Press Office | March 28, 2014 | hhs.gov
A new security risk assessment (SRA) tool to help guide health care providers in small to medium sized offices conduct risk assessments of their organizations is now available from HHS.
Homeland Security is seeking a national license plate tracking system
by Ellen Nakashima and Josh Hicks | February 18, 2014 | washingtonpost.com
The Department of Homeland Security wants a private company to provide a national license-plate tracking system that would give the agency access to vast amounts of information from commercial and law enforcement tag readers, according to a government proposal that does not specify what privacy safeguards would be put in place.
Hospital mixes security, freedom with electronic systems
by Leah Hoenen | February 14, 2014 | securitydirectornews.com/
HAMILTON, Ontario—Personal access control and a new layout have made a positive change in the feel of a hospital stay at the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton West 5th Campus, a facility here offering mental-health treatment, outpatient and diagnostic imaging services, hospital officials say.
Surprising survey: Most small businesses remain silent rather than report employee theft
by M.b. Reilly | February 18, 2014 | phys.org
In a recent survey of small businesses, a University of Cincinnati criminal justice researcher has found that only 16 percent of those that have experienced theft by employees actually reported that theft to the police.
Global Cyber-Attackers Diversifying Their Techniques: CrowdStrike
by Robert Lemos | January 23, 2014 | eweek.com
A variety of groups linked to nation-states have advanced their cyber-capabilities over the past year and will likely expand their attacks in 2014, the company reported.