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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.

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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Top IT Security News - Jan. 28 - Feb. 1

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Feb 01, 2013
Happy Friday to you all! We are starting a new tradition of offering some of our favorite news stories from the past week. These are the top security compliance (or simply high tech) related stories, articles and information. We hope you find them useful, insightful or just plain interesting. Please feel free to share your own favorite articles in the comment section.....
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Many organizations spend countless hours preparing for a compliance assessment. Whether ISO, HIPAA, or PCI DSS, a lack of preparedness and corporate structure leads to a frenzied environment come compliance time. However, with bit of forward thinking and attention to detail, any company can realistically prepare for an auditor's visit in less than one hour.....
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IT Security News Weekly Round Up

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Jan 24, 2013
Here are a handful of stories that caught our attention over the past week. Between Java exploits, new HIPAA rules, and "Red October," it has been a busy week in the world of IT security compliance!....
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After a new medical management tool developed by Philips was found to be full of vulnerabilities, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) rushed in to force the manufacturer to correct the issues. The Xper system is not the first medical device to be found with exploits, which is frightening considering the deadly consequences.....
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File this in the "Good to Know" category. Most people are unaware that just about every photo copier machine built since the early '00s contains a hard drive. These drives not only store settings and profiles, but they also keep a copy of every single document scanned into the machine. As this video from CBS shows, the amount of information stored on these photo copiers is staggering. From police files to health records, photo copiers see (and remember) everything.....
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If you're like most IT security officers or business owners, you are striving to avoid any "hiccups" with this year's information security and/or compliance assessment. Megaplan-IT's team of QSAs and auditors always recommend that continuous monitoring is key to successful risk management, but there are a few other checklist items that, if implemented throughout the year, may just reduce the level of effort required by your auditor - which should save you time and money!....
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Most business owners are creating their budgets for 2013, and IT security compliance continues to demand a sizable chunk of operational expenses. To help these business owners focus their IT budget on maximizing data security and risk management, which will enable compliance costs to be reduced, we offer a few New Year's resolutions.....
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A report in the Washington Post highlights what many in the IT security field have been discussing for months: the lack of even basic security protocols and procedures at well-established health care facilities to protect patient data from falling into the hands of criminal enterprises. Will 2013 be the year that the health care sector gets serious about defending patient data, or will the hackers keep stealing PHI at ever increasing frequencies?....
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