February Newsletter

February 01 , 2012 in Newsletter

 

SecurShred - Onsite Document Destruction

 

Celebrating 11 Consecutive Years Being NAID Certified

August 2011 marked the 11th consecutive year that SecurShred received its NAD certification last year. NAID is the National Association for Information Destruction.

Data  destruction: Why you need NAID
Never heard of NAID? Ben Rothke says those four letters are important to your organization's stability to deliver security, privacy and compliance.

After doing research, you find two of the major players that each come in around $3,000 per month. You also find a few local firms that will perform what seems to be the same service for $750 per month. You don't have to be a financial wizard to make what seems to be a no-brainer of a decision--go with the cheaper local player.

Unfortunately that would be a huge mistake...

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True Story of HIPAA Violations

Behold the “Wall of Shame”

Known as the “Wall of Shame,” the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) website details 281 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) security violations that affected more than 500 individuals as of June 9, 2011. Overall, physical theft and loss accounted for about 63% of the reported breaches. Unauthorized access / disclosure accounted for another 16%, while hacking was only 6%.

  • 6,800 paper records that were supposedly mailed but never received;
  • an impostor posing as a recycling-service employee stealing over 1,300 individuals’ records and films; and,
  • a laptop stolen by a former employee that contained personal health records of over 50,000 patients.

Hardcore hackers like LulzSec aren’t compromising our health records...

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Obama Orders Agencies to Improve Records Management

Agencies must deliver plans for modernizing their records managment policies by late March, President Obama said in a Monday memorandum.

The memo urges officials to digitize records whenever possible but notes that greater use of electronic communications has "radically increased" both the amount of diveristy of information that agencies must manage. Although that surge risks overwhelming agency systems, Obama said, technology "can make these records less burdensome to manage and eaiser to use and share."

In their plans, agencies must describe how they will improve or maintain their records management programs, particulary in regard to email, social media and other electronic communications. They also have to explain how they will use cloud-based services and storage soluctions...

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In This Issue:
SecurShred Celebrates 11 Consecutive Years Being NAID Certified
True Story of HIPAA Violations
Obama Orders Agencies to Improve Records Management Policies
 
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