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Open PGP: It’s Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be

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It’s hardly surprising that concerns around email privacy are percolating to a boil – there are threats to email security on all fronts. It’s no longer just about fraud protection and regulatory compliance – it’s about protecting people from government

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HIPAA Hi-Tech: Is your Email Program HIPAA Compliant?

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The HIPAA safeguards principles state that individually identifiable health information should be protected with reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability and to prevent unauthorized or inappropriate access or disclosure. And, while privacy rules allow

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Why It’s Important to Send Sensitive Information Via Email Safely and Securely

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Most people take reasonable and obvious precautions to secure their homes – they lock their doors and windows, screen outside vendors that visit their homes, and install security systems to keep the premises safe.  However, when it comes to cybersecurity

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Email Encryption is Everywhere – But Will People Actually Use It?

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Edward Snowden’s revelations around NSA email surveillance both shocked the world and sent the email privacy bandwagon into motion. With even Snowden conceding that email encryption provides protection, it seems like the whole world is buzzing about end-to-end encryption and

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Secure Email: Yahoo and Google Move to Protect Privacy for the Masses

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According to an article recently published in PC magazine, Yahoo and Google have teamed up to boost email encryption services for all users. This fall the two giants plan to release source code to the open source community to refine

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Document Protection During Email Transmission: Why It’s a Critical Capability

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In a recent interview, Gartner vice president and distinguished analyst Paul Proctor predicted that “the new digital risk concept will become the default approach for technology risk management,” and cited an organization’s ability to keep its data safe – particularly

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HIPAA Security Dollars and Sense: Just How Much Does a Breach Cost?

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Health care providers are subject to stringent regulatory requirements around patient privacy, and HIPAA security protocols are designed to protect both patients and providers.  “Breach” is a scary word, typically conjuring up visions of malicious individuals hacking into systems and

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Protecting Personally Identifiable Information: Employers are Ethically – and Legally – Obligated

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Throughout the course of an employment relationship, businesses acquire, generate, maintain and store a significant amount of personally identifiable information (PII) on individual applicants and employees. Data collection commences during the application process when a job seeker is typically asked

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Just How Risky is Electronic Document Delivery for Financial Services Providers?

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Anyone would be hard-pressed to name an industry that’s subject to more regulatory requirements and data security protocols than financial services.  Because the stakes around security breach are so high, financial services providers are rightfully risk adverse. So, when it

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