Archive for February, 2011

HOSPITAL SUES SERVICE PROVIDER FOR LOST MATERIALS

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Source: myfoxny.com – February 11, 2011
 
The New York City’s municipal hospital system disclosed Friday that confidential medical records from four Bronx facilities were stolen last December 23rd when a van was left unlocked and unattended.
 
The hospital system has also begun providing data breach notification to 1.7 million people possibly affected by the data loss.
 
According to NAID CEO Bob Johnson, “Every company in the secure destruction industry should take note.  We have reached the point where one missing hard drive or one missing box could have similar consequences.  This is one of the reasons we are so focused on NAID AAA Certification’s unannounced audits in the field.”
 

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LAX COMPLIANCE COSTS FAR MORE THAN STRICT COMPLIANCE

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

www.infosecurity-us.com

January 31, 2011- This brief article discusses the cost of noncompliance with data protection laws and regulations versus strict compliance. While businesses may balk at the cost of compliance, this study makes clear what NAID members are already tell their customers: it is cheaper to comply than to get caught improperly handling data.

 

“Companies are not investing enough in compliance with data protection regulations,” said Rekha Shenoy, vice president of strategy at Tripwire.

 

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