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Clarification of Obligations for the Use of Online Tracking Technologies by HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued clarification on obligations for HIPAA-covered entities and business associates (regulated entities) under the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules (HIPAA Rules) when using online tracking technologies. By definition, tracking technologies are apps used to collect and

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LastPass Hacked – What Now?

History of the Breach LastPass first disclosed details of the breach in August 2022, and they have issued several updates over the past months with the most recent being just before Christmas (Dec 22 2022). Here is a summary of each disclosure on that timeline: August 25, 2022 Unauthorized party gained access to parts of

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Four flags are flapping in the wind against a bright blue sky with fluffy white clouds. There are two royal blue flags and two garnet red flags lined up in alternating colors, and the flags feature the logos and words of the FIFA (the International Federation of Association Football) soccer organization and the host World Cup country, Qatar.

A Holiday Season of Sophisticated Phishing

What do the FIFA World Cup and the holiday shopping season have in common? We know that the FIFA World Cup is a gift to soccer fans around the globe, but the other thing this every-four-year event has in common with the holiday shopping season is that it seems to have inspired a surge in

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The State of Cybersecurity in Retail

Most industries are learning to navigate new operations post-pandemic. To respond to shoppers’ needs, many retailers are offering a mix of brick and mortar and e-commerce stores. But as retail businesses expand, so does the attack surface. Every single outlet, store, website, and social media account is a potential target. Here are cybersecurity statistics on

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Retailers Prepare for the Holiday Season — and Cybersecurity Threats

The holiday shopping season brings an annual surge in sales and revenue for retailers. With it, comes a threat worse than coal in your stocking: cyberattacks. During the holidays, retailers experience the anxiety of managing a larger volume of transactions, delivering the perfect consumer experience, and ensuring all orders are filled and delivered in a

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Downgraded but Still Dangerous: Continue to Take the OpenSSL Vulnerabilities Very Seriously

Do you know where you’re using OpenSSL versions 3.0.0 through 3.0.6 in your environments? The latest critical vulnerability to hit the news, in a recent flood of zero-days and high-profile vulnerabilities, is OpenSSL versions 3.0.0 through 3.0.6, and like the other scary security flaws, it’s not something organizations can afford to ignore. We’re still referring

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