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    Agency's Response to Breach Criticized

    Consideration of New Encryption Rule Called Unnecessary By Tracy Kitten
    Agency's Response to Breach Criticized

    Bankers are criticizing one federal regulatory agency for how it has responded to a breach of unencrypted consumer data that occurred during a routine banking exam. They're saying regulators should focus more on their internal security practices.

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    Prison Term for ID Theft at Hospital

    Class Action Suit Also Filed In Wake of Breach By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Prison Term for ID Theft at Hospital

    The sentencing of a former Alabama hospital worker to two years in prison for his role in an ID theft incident that resulted in tax refund fraud, and a related class action lawsuit, illustrate that insider threats are a major ongoing challenge, two privacy experts say.

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    Identity Theft Protection: Key Steps

    Tips on Making All the Right Decisions After a Data Breach By Jeffrey Roman
    Identity Theft Protection: Key Steps

    As part of their breach response strategies, organizations need to establish clear guidelines in advance so they know when it's appropriate to offer victims free credit monitoring or ID theft protection services.

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    VA CIO Reveals Biggest Security Concern

    Steph Warren Tells What Keeps Him Up at Night By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    VA CIO Reveals Biggest Security Concern

    Steph Warren, CIO of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, provides an overview of the VA's cybersecurity landscape and reveals what security issue keeps him up at night.

  • Article

    SSNs on Medicare Cards: Is End Near?

    Proposal to Revamp ID Cards Included in Draft of Fraud Bill By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    SSNs on Medicare Cards: Is End Near?

    A House subcommittee is floating draft legislation aimed at fighting Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse, by, among other things, eliminating Social Security numbers from Medicare ID cards.

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