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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.

People with chronic conditions and their family caregivers were surprised, disappointed, and angry to learn that federal privacy laws are inhibiting medical research that could lead to new treatments and cures. The National Health Council (NHC) today released the results of its focus group study on patient understanding of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule. Should the desire for patient privacy trump the need for medical research?....
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If you’re a LinkedIn user, take action and change your password right now. A news report currently circulating claims that nearly 6.5 million encrypted LinkedIn passwords have been shared through a Russian hacker forum. This is the second security-related LinkedIn matter to pop up recently, as their most recent iPhone app was found to transmit users’ meeting notes back to LinkedIn servers without their permission.....
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As the complexity of the IT topography continues to increase along with the number of firewalls deployed, the typical enterprise firewall rule set stands as a confusing rat's nest of contradictions and insecure configurations. Not only does the state of these rules expose enterprises to undue risk, it inevitably throws it out of compliance. Auditors are getting wise to the problems posed by poorly managed firewall rules. Here's why you should, too.....
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Officials at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln (UNL) have identified an undergraduate student they say is responsible for a recent intrusion into a university database containing personal information on more than 650,000 students, parents and employees. So far this year, there have been at least 32 publicly disclosed breaches involving universities, and a total of 1.17 million personal records have been compromised so far in these incidents.....
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The past few years has seen the rise of Stuxnet and Duqu, malware that proved destructive in their own right. Now, we have seen the next evolution in sophisticated attacks on international networks - the 'Flame.' Like previously well-documented attacks, the targets are Middle Eastern countries and Flame's goal doesn't appear to be for monetary gain. Flame has the components of a Trojan, a backdoor, and a worm, and is designed to attack Windows machines. How many machines are affected and who is responsible for this attack?....
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Are you concerned about maintaining compliance while using a cloud service? If you move a function to the cloud that's governed by legal or regulatory requirements and later your company falls out of compliance due to an error on the cloud vendor's part, the law won't go after the vendor - it will come after you. So you need to ensure that the cloud vendor can fully comply on your behalf. What kinds of laws might apply in a cloud scenario?....
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Security Insights is pleased to announce that Megaplan-IT's new Compliance as a Service (CaaS) Portal is open for business. This online gateway is intended for companies requiring Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) Reports and Security Scans to achieve PCI compliance. This is an industry-leading solution and currently offers the best rates in the industry. Read more to learn all about the benefits of using CaaS Portal.....
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After your company experiences a security breach, you might think the biggest cost (besides remediation) would come from personally contacting all of your affected customers, and possibly offering an incentive to keep their business. That's the easy stuff to calculate. However, one of the “costs” often cited (but rarely quantified) is the cost to an organization’s reputation. How exactly can you calculate that?....
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The PCI Security Standards Council, a global, open industry standards body that manages PCI DSS, PIN Transaction Security (PTS) and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), has announced plans to certify payment software integrators and resellers on the secure installation of validated PA-DSS applications that are PCI compliant. The PCI Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIR) program will be deployed over the summer and fall, with training set to begin in late summer and a global list of PCI Qualified Integrators and Resellers to be available later this year.....
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A new report out from Microsoft addresses the security of cloud computing services, and presents some eye-opening statistics regarding the presumed lack of security that these services offer. In fact, small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) that switched to the cloud have experienced a remarkable decrease in the amount of time and money spent on IT risk management and other security measures. Surprised? Increased security isn't the only benefit of "movin' on up."....
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