The Importance of Data Audits for Content Security

Wednesday Oct 22nd 2008 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Customers understand the risks involved when it comes to database breaches, and reports of a breach affect their relationship with the company. According to a study the Ponemon Institute and issued by ID Experts, nearly one-third of consumers notified of a security breach terminate their relationship with the company.

[From NewsFactor Network]

In early July, a Texas man was arrested for allegedly filing more than 160 false tax returns using the Social Security numbers of University of California-Irvine graduate students. The Social Security numbers were reportedly stolen while the man worked for the Student Resources Department of United HealthCare Services, Inc. In June, a California man was sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison after he was found guilty of hacking into the protected computer system of his former employer, Council of Community Clinics, multiple times, disabling the backup system and deleting files. (He was angry after receiving a negative performance review.) His actions destroyed personal medical records of patients, putting their lives at risk.

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