Lowering workplace violence and crime prevention 

Security expert shares what companies are not doing enough of to protect employees and how to prevent problems before it happens.

First Advantage Enhances Leading Continuous Screening Solution
with ClearForce Workforce Assurance Platform

First Advantage, a global leader in background check and drug screening solutions, announced today that it will begin delivering enhanced continuous screening solutions on a new platform powered in partnership with ClearForce, a leading provider of workforce assurance technology.

As continuous screening allows companies to better protect their brands, workplaces and customer relationships from risk, this relationship with ClearForce provides users an ­­­­­­­operationally enhanced delivery platform which protects employee privacy, can execute customized policies and will help with legal compliance for internal investigative and personnel decision-making processes.

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Not high-profile but a target for violence: small business 

Although mass shootings do happen in workplaces like the Walmart in El Paso, Texas, where 22 people were killed earlier this month, small businesses are more likely to be the setting for gun violence — dozens of attacks happen at companies every year, killing hundreds of people. Many of the attackers are disgruntled current or former employees, or staffers’ angry relatives or rejected lovers.

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2019 FedRAMP Research Reporth

Securing Your Cloud Solutions for Government Adoption

The federal market is ripe with opportunity for cloud service providers.

Not only are more federal agencies accelerating their move into the cloud, the cost and time to achieve FedRAMP authorization have significantly decreased thanks to automation and program management improvements.

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The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the standard setter for responsible board leadership, today announced 144 corporate directors who earned NACD FellowshipThe Gold Standard Director Credential®—during the third quarter of 2016. These corporate directors serve on the boards of Fortune 500, nonprofit, and private companies that include the following organizations:

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TaxAct Notifies Customers of Possible Data Breach

Add TaxAct to the companies notifying customers of a possible data breach. The tax preparation provider says outsiders gained “inappropriate access” to an unspecified number of customers’ records. “We have no evidence that any TaxAct system has been compromised and believe the third party used username and password combinations obtained from sources outside of our system,” the company said in a letter to its customers. The full text of the letter is available on the California Attorney General’s website.

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Startup XOR Offers Free Protection For Hacked Organizations

XOR Data Exchange is offering fraud protection via its newly launched Compromised Identity Exchange platform. The data security and analytics company says it aims to provide breach victims and their customers security from identity theft as well as protection from account takeover and tax refund fraud. The role of the Compromised Identity Exchange is twofold. First, it allows organizations suffering a data breach to take proactive steps to protect their customers whose data was compormised instead of “requiring opt-in by participating consumers.” Second, it provides organizations an indication of high-risk customers and applications to quell fraud and identity theft in the future. XOR combines and analyzes data from breached records with ongoing fraud patterns.

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Coalfire Accredited as a CSA STAR Certification Assessor

Coalfire, a leader in cybersecurity risk management and compliance services, today announced it has been accredited as a Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA) Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR) Certification assessor. The CSA STAR Certification is the most popular cloud security provider certification program, integrating a three-tiered provider assurance package of self-assessment, third-party audit and continuous monitoring. As an assessor, Coalfire will be responsible for rating cloud service providers’ (CSP) security measures and highlighting where gaps may exist.

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Ransomware in Healthcare: Where the Stakes Are Higher

For healthcare organizations who are struggling with basic security, much less advanced threats like ransomware, the greeting is chilling. The newly released Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data, conducted by Ponemon Institute, found that ransomware was one of the new cyber threats for 2016. Ransomware is a type of malware that gains access to a computer system and makes either the system or the data inaccessible, then attempts to extort payment from the owner in return for returning access.

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Marshfield Clinic First in Wisconsin to Integrate Prescription Monitoring Data into Clinical Workflow

Appriss Inc., a leading technology provider for risk assessment and analytics in public safety and health care, announced that is has signed an agreement with Marshfield Clinic and facilitate easy integration of opiate prescription histories into electronic medical records (EMRs). The Appriss integration solution provides opiate prescription histories in real-time, at the point-of-care. This increased accessibility is expected to increase prescription monitoring data usage to improve patient safety and combat prescription drug abuse and diversion.

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ID Experts® Launches First Complete Identity Protection Solution For Health Plans to Address Identity Fraud and Data Breach Risks

In today’s world of cyber attacks and data breaches, sensitive information is readily exposed. As a result, consumers are increasingly vulnerable to financial identity theft, medical identity theft, and fraud risks. Health plans can now take preventive steps to address these potential risks and harms to their members by providing them with a complete range of identity protection, monitoring, and recovery services. ID Experts for Health Plans is a highly configurable set of offerings that includes MyIDCare™, the most-used identity protection product by the federal government; MIDAS™, the industry’s only transaction-based medical identity monitoring service; and YourResponse™, the leading data breach response service in healthcare and government.

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