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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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NYC cops to keep close eye on Super Bowl fans

by Associated Press | January 24, 2014 | online.wsj.com

NEW YORK — When Super Bowl fans fill the streets of New York City next week, police will be watching them closely — in person, in the air and on closed-circuit monitors.

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Windows malware tries to infect Android devices connected to PCs

by Lucian Constantin | January 23, 2014 | computerworld.com

Researchers from Symantec found a Windows Trojan program that uses ADBto install online banking malware on Android devices

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BP locking down personal devices in the face of cyberwarfare

by Derek du Preez | November 13, 2013 | csoonline.com

Oil giant BP is currently having a "big internal debate" about how it can lock down personal computers without losing out on flexibility for employees, as a direct result of the increasing threat of cyber attacks.

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