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Keeping Protected Health Information Safe in the Cloud


Does your doctor’s office store your personal health information in the cloud? As electronic health records become more commonplace, entities that must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) are looking for ways to streamline storage and backups of all of these data. While the cloud seems like an obvious solution, is…

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Trident


Mobile devices are essential parts of many people’s daily lives. Whether it’s an iPhone or Android, all of the user’s data is in included in one convenient package: GPS, contact list, camera roll, emails, passwords, messaging, social media, etc. Mobile users are discovering this week that their fingerprints, passcodes, PINs, and passwords aren’t enough to…

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Electronic Privacy Communications Act and Cloud Computing


A decision has come down in what may be the first legal challenge to a US search warrant for data stored overseas. In July 2016, Microsoft Corp. won an appeal against the US Department of Justice surrounding law enforcement access to email stored in the cloud on a server in Dublin, Ireland. The three justices…

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Ransomware


Earlier in 2016, several California hospitals faced a grim proposition: pay up immediately or lose access to medical files. Chino Valley Medical Center, Desert Valley Hospital, and Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center all fell victim to hackers demanding money in exchange for keeping their facilities’ data available. This type of extortion is known as ransomware. Ransomware…

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Millions of Mexican Voters’ Records Found Freely Floating in the Cloud


Mexican voter registration data was publicly accessible until a researcher found it on Amazon Web Services. This data contained 93.4 million records and included names, birthdates, addresses, occupations, voter identification numbers, and other information. MacKeeper Researcher Chris Vickery discovered the data hosted on the AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) in April 2016. After his finding,…

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