University of South Carolina Notifies 34000 of Computer Records Hack
eCampus NewsThe University of South Carolina has started notifying 34000 people with ties to its College of Education that their personal information might have been accessed in a computer intrusion discovered nearly three months ago. The data-security breach is …

Top Technical Safeguards for Health Data Security 
By: Kyle Murphy  

The most recent wave of health data breaches has raised the red flag concerning the lack of administrative safeguards in place to prevent thefts caused by physical theft. While the individual employees who have lost their peripherals or had their … 

McDonald’s, General Mills Accused of Collecting Kids’ Data 
By: Rachel King
Groups such as the Center for Digital Democracy and the Center for Science in the Public Interest argue that these businesses are acting in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which requires parental consent before Web sites can …

5 Ways Hospitals Can Improve Information Security 
Becker’s Hospital Review 
By: Dean Wiech

3 Considerations for Evaluating Data Breach Insurance Policies • Crisis Communication During a Data Breach: 5 Best Practices • 8 Ways Henry Ford Health System Improved Its Data Breach Response Plan. © Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2012.

Dropbox Adds Two-Factor Authentication to Make Your Data More Secure 
PC Authority 
By: John Gillooly

When it comes to apps that run on all of our devices, Dropbox is one of the most important, acting as a centralised storage pool that makes accessing data easy. Following a recent breach that resulted in spamming of some users, Dropbox announced that …

German Privacy Advocates Give Facebook an Ultimatum on App Center 
San Jose Mercury News

The deadline comes just weeks after the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information said he would reopen his investigation into Facebook’s policies on tagging photos, retaining and deleting data and the level of control users … 

Saudi Oil Producer’s Computers Restored After Virus Attack 
New York Times

Rob Rachwald, director of security strategy for United States-based data security firm Imperva, said in a blog posting last week that if the Saudi Aramco attack had been carried out by hacktivists, it could be a milestone in computer hacking. “A group … 

IT Security Pros Must Increase Risk Appetite
By: Liau Yun Qing

For example, IT would try to impose rigid security rules that makes accessing company data via workers’ mobile devices more difficult, and these situations occur because the IT team lacks knowledge of the risks involved and how to protect corporate …