A Business Guide to North Carolina’s Identity Theft Protection Act

Like many other states, North Carolina has enacted a data breach notification law in an effort to help protect its citizens from identity theft due to the disclosure of personally identifiable by private enterprises.  Passed in 2005, the Identity Theft Protection Act (ITPA) sets out...

The Dangers of Peer 2 Peer Software

It seems people still don’t get it.  Those nifty little peer 2 peer (P2P) applications that allow you to download free music also allow others to download music or any other type of file from your machine.  This includes files containing sensitive information such as SSNs, bank...

Healthcare Providers Need Security Checkup

It seems like a week doesn’t go by that I don’t read about sensitive patient information being stolen, leaked or otherwise disclosed by a healthcare provider.  A recent event occurred in Fort Bend County, Texas where staff employed at various healthcare facilities used...