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iPhone X: A Privacy Hazard?

There’s been a lot of hype around the new iPhone X and its facial recognition technology. Read on to learn the privacy implications and what security measures we should be taking as this type of technology continues to gain popularity.

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Under the new rules issued by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services HHS providers must develop an emergency preparedness plan.

HHS Gets Serious About Healthcare Emergency Preparedness & Communications

If you are a healthcare provider or supplier that engages with Medicare and Medicaid programs, it’s urgent that you understand and comply with new Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) healthcare emergency preparedness regulations (“EP Regulations”) to protect your access to Medicare and Medicaid programs. Under the new rules issued by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services providers must comply by November 15, 2017. That is this calendar year folks.  Are you ready?

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8 lessons to be learned from the recent DNC Hack and how secure ephemeral messaging can help protect your email communications.

8 Lessons to be Learned from the Recent DNC Hack

A few weeks ago we saw yet another email scandal. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails were hacked and over 19,000 emails were made public during the convention. The revelations lead to the resignation of the chair of the DNC and dominated the discourse during the opening night of the convention. It is amazing that in today’s world, after the revelations of the Sony emails, anyone would still write emails of this sort. Whatever happened to the old saying, “if you don’t want it on the 5 o’clock news, don’t put it in an email!” It seems like there is a general feeling of “it won’t happen to me” that permeates many organizations. So what is one to do?

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Multiple universities have been the victim of a data breach. Secure Messaging and emergency response have become more necessary.

Universities, Secure Messaging and Emergency Response

Author–Kristi Perdue Hinkle On the heels of the largest data breach on record, it is easy to say that data breaches have become big, and all too common, news. We see it flash across the screen daily: legal firm—leak, hospital—ransomware, government agency—hacked. Cyber security is no longer something just for financial organizations to worry about—it’s

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Obligations from tech companies to aid the government in defense and criminal investigations has increased.

Hi Tech Obligations in Defense of the US: Part 1 Corporate Communications

Author – Galina Datskovsky There is much controversy regarding the obligation of technology companies to aid the government in criminal investigations over the past year greatly due to increased threat of terrorism.  It has been presented in the press that such tactics are necessary to combat terrorism.  On the other side of the debate, technology

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Governmental efforts to prevent U.S. citizens from having private conversations can be seen as part of our nation’s ongoing debate over free speech.

Private Messaging Technologies and Free Speech

Author–Bill Mahone Your blog in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attack is very thought provoking.  Governmental efforts to prevent U.S. citizens from having private conversations – in the name of national security – can be seen as part of our nation’s ongoing debate over freedom of speech.  On university campuses there have been a

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Encryption technology is the most effective way to achieve data security.

Paris Attacks and Encryption Technology: The Debate Continues

Author – Galina Datskovsky, Ph.D., CRM We are seeing much discussion about encryption technology and encrypted communications in the news in the wake of the Paris attack.  The intelligence community did not intercept the communication between the attackers leading up to the attack, and this leads many to believe that encrypted communications must have been

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What role does privacy play in the era of the Internet of Things?

Privacy in the Age of the Internet of Things

By Mike Koclanes You may have recently heard about something called the Internet of Things. Or you may not have—according to Forbes, 87% of people have not heard of the Internet of Things. So, what exactly is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Well, it’s just that—it’s things that also happen to be known as Smart

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Businesses benefit from BYOD programs shifting costs to the user - including costs for the hardware, taxes, voice and/or data services, and other associated expenses.

Ephemeral Messaging Protects Privacy in a BYOD Environment

By Mike Koclanes The days of working at a company and receiving a new cell phone on your first day have started to fade away.  Market researcher Gartner Inc. predicts that almost four in 10 organizations will rely exclusively on a policy of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) — meaning they will no longer provide

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Learn how security and privacy are not the same and what internet security means for transactions made over the internet.

Security and Privacy are NOT the Same

By Mike Koclanes There’s been a lot of discussion in the press, in blog posts, in government debates and around the proverbial “water cooler” about Internet Security and cyber security. With all the public disclosures of data breaches, it’s no wonder there is an increased focus on securing our data and personal information. All this

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Security, privacy, and confidentiality when controlling your content in a less then perfect world.

Controlling Your Content in a Less Than Private World

By Galina Datskovsky Welcome to the first of what we intend to make a series of exciting and provocative discussions regarding security, privacy, confidentiality, and compliance. We take these issues very seriously and want to share our vision with you. At Vaporstream® we all believe: 1. That YOU should be in control of every conversation

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