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Nearly half of all US data breaches are healthcare related, finds Bitglass study

Nearly half of all data breaches reported in the United States are healthcare related, according to a study by cloud-based data security firm Bitglass.

Mobile apps present a 'huge attack surface' for hackers looking to steal corporate data, warns Veracode CTO

Mobile apps present a "huge attack surface" for hackers looking to steal corporate data, notes Chris Wysopal, co-founder and chief technology officer at a session at the Advanced Cyber Security Center's annual conference.

Poor file sharing practices by employees put corporate data at risk

Enterprises are at serious risk of data loss and compliance violations because of risky file sharing practices, finds a study by the Ponemon Institute and Intralinks, a cloud-based content management and collaboration solutions provider.

FCC tests the data security enforcement waters

As we reported in this issue of FierceITSecurity, the Federal Communications Commission has joined the Federal Trade Commission in doling out fines for poor data security practices.

FCC to levy first data security fines against carriers

The Federal Communication Commission intends to impose its first fine for lax data security. The agency is alleging that TerraCom and YourTel America stored Social Security numbers, names, addresses, driver's licenses, and other personal information of their customers on unprotected Internet servers.

Government watchdog slams CFPB for slipshod data security, privacy practices

The Government Accountability Office says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau comes up short in protecting the consumer credit card and mortgage loan information that it collects.

Printer security flaw enables a hacker to spy on documents

At a recent security conference in London, a researcher was able to hack into the web interface of a wireless Canon Pixma printer, used extensively by small and medium-sized enterprises and run the video game Doom on the printer's menu screen, Ars Technica reports.

Enterprises without strong BYOD policies risk major data breach

Enterprises need strong BYOD policies in place or they risk having a major data breach, warns IT services firm ITC Infotech.

Infographic: Watch out for these BYOD pitfalls

BYOD can enhance employees' productivity and their willingness to work extra hours, yet there are BYOD pitfalls that companies need to avoid.

Spotlight: Google releases security audits to ease customers' worries

Google has released two security audits to the public in an effort to ease data security concerns of its cloud, enterprise and education customers, CNET reports.