The Press-Citizen, an Iowa City newspaper, reported that a deputy state auditor found that about half of more than 500 laptops issued to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) employees last summer did not have the encryption software necessary to protect sensitive information.
It only took Hurricane Sandy a few days to sweep across the East Coast, but the damages continue to pile up months down the line. Many businesses are still feeling the superstorm's wrath and are working hard to get back to regular operations.
One new technology that is becoming more prevalent in daily operations is cloud computing. Panelists at the annual State of the Net technology policy conference discussed what companies should take into consideration when trying to integrate their systems.
The Associated Press explored how some New York residents are still facing difficulties following Hurricane Sandy. The rebuilding process has been far from easy, and many are still unable to return to their homes and have had to find shelter elsewhere.
Businesses and nonprofit organizations that apply for the program could receive up to $2 million to repair or replace storm-damaged property. Homeowners could be eligible for as much as $200,000 in assistance to fix their residence.
While this event involves a lost device, the previous breach occurred last March when Eastern European hackers gained access to healthcare information for close to 780,000 Medicaid patients in Utah.
According to the Associated Press, some East Coast areas are toying with the idea of steel sea walls. The extra protection would provide a barrier between the boardwalks and the shoreline in order to stop devastating storm surges from breaking through.
Properly educating workers on company protocol is important for businesses of all sizes. As technology is ever-evolving, it's crucial to ensure that all workers are up-to-date on the latest security measures.
A state of emergency was issued for Tennessee and according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), as much as a quarter inch to half inch of ice could coat roadways and power lines.
In 2010, the Hospice of North Idaho experienced a security issue when a laptop was stolen filled with unencrypted information containing health data on 441 patients.