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As opposed to other firms, Megaplan-IT's mission is to build long lasting partnership with our clients that improves the Security and Compliance assessment process and also lowers cost year after year.

Health Care Breaches are the Costliest

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Nov 23, 2013
Category: HIPAA Compliance

When your health care company experiences a data breach, which could include the loss of protected health information (PHI), passwords, intellectual property, internal disclosures etc., you may face stiff penalties and fines if you are found non-compliant with HIPAA. These fines, along with lawsuits, drives the cost of a health care breach into the stratosphere. How do you prevent this from happening?
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Category: News

Hot on the heels of Braintree's acquisition by PayPal, 3 of the major card brands - Visa, Mastercard, and American Express - have announced a joint effort to create their own token-based standard for securing ecommerce transactions.
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Category: PCI Compliance

2013 has been a great year so far! Our team has been very busy with a wide variety of assessments and special projects. One such project involved revamping the Megaplan-IT website. Today, we are pleased to present the new design. We hope you easily find what you came looking for, and maybe learn something new about our company and consultants.
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Category: Security Services

Services that prove critical to achieving compliance include Security Awareness Training for all employees and developing an Incident Response Plan.
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Category: HIPAA Compliance

As mobile devices become more effective in the way they capture and share information, it's no wonder that medical practitioners and other handlers of protected health information (PHI) are nervous about employees accidentally, or carelessly, violating HIPAA. What steps can you take to ensure no breaches occur?
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This week, the Payment Card Industry council accepted Megaplan-IT as a Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) firm. Megaplan-IT now offers a full suite of PCI Compliance services to businesses of all sizes. Whether you are in need of a Level 1-4 PCI Assessment, SAQ Assistance, ASV Scanning, or - now! - a Payment Application Assessment, our team of Qualified Security Assessors are ready to guide you down the right path.....
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Evernote Users: You've Been Hacked

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Mar 05, 2013
Evernote, the software that helps users take notes and conduct research, was recently hit by hackers. The company is forcing its members, upwards of 50 million users, to change their passwords ASAP. The malicious individual(s) responsible gained access to usernames, passwords, and email addresses. Evernote has good company, as recent hacker attacks have targeted sites like Facebook, Apple, Twitter, and Microsoft.....
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The same elite squad of (Chinese?) hackers that aimed their digital cross-hairs at Facebook has been blamed for targeting a group of corporate Apple users via their Mac's Java browser plug in. While no data was stolen, the event prompted Apple to release an update to Java that would close the vulnerability. All Mac users are highly recommended to download the patch.....
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If you haven't already heard, Big Data is becoming a big deal. Managing massive data sets and correlating trends using deep-rooted analytical tools is already opening doors in the way businesses are solving problems and improving their customer service. These trends are going to grow, but recently a prime example of the way Big Data will be used was brought to our attention thanks to Netflix and their original series, House of Cards.....
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Last week, Twitter announced that it had discovered a data breach and upwards of 250,000 accounts had been compromised. Twitter user details included the usual suspects: usernames, emails, session tokens and encrypted/salted copies of passwords. Twitter was quick to respond, notify those affected, and begin the process of implementing more stringent password protection policies. With that said, it's a good time for all of us to review our social media profiles and ensure that processes you have in place are going to help defend your business data and online reputation.....
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