Social Engineering

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Most computer infections, network break-ins and “hack” jobs are accomplished using a thing called Social Engineering. The Collins English Dictionary defines Social Engineering as: the manipulation of the social position and function of individuals in order to manage change in a society. I define social engineering as: tricking people to get them to do what Read More

Shredding Shenanagins

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Shredding is an “old school” issue. It doesn’t matter if you have an EHR or not. And as we all know, even with an EHR, that “paper-less office” is far from paper-less. Shredding is becoming an issue. A few months back a member of the cleaning crew stole records that were sitting in the shred Read More

Cleaning Crew Steals Records

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The following excerpt is from the River Falls Journal website.  The article is dated Feb 1, 2013. River Falls Medical Clinic says it has notified about 2,400 clients of a breach of unsecured personal information.  The breach occurred after clinic officials reported stolen equipment to the River Falls Police in the summer of 2012. The Read More

Facebook the Privacy Leak

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If there ever was an easy way to tell everything about yourself that nobody really wanted to hear…social media would be the way. Facebook, being one of the top social media players, is a leader is making it way too easy for people to make public announcements…accidentally. Everyone who does anything on a social media Read More

The BYOD Party

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to work is all the rage these days. Why? 3 words: Smart Phone, Tablet Smart phones cracked the BYOD barrier not necessarily as a work device, but as a way for someone to stay more connected to the outside world while at work.  As more applications appear, more can be Read More