In today's world of computer systems and programs of infinite complexity, almost anything can happen and the results can be dramatic. One of the most infamous incidents of computer breach was first revealed in January 2007 when TJX Cos announced that it was the victim of an unauthorized computer systems intrusion. It had discovered in mid-December of the previous year that its computer systems were compromised and that customer data was stolen. According to a new study by Ponemon Institute, employees routinely engage in activities that put sensitive data at risk: downloading data onto unsecured mobile devices (61%), sharing passwords (47%), losing data-bearing devices (43%), and turning off their mobile devices' security tools (21%). As serious as this risky behavior is in the retail and credit card industries, it is even more so in the health care industry. With the prevalence of company security breaches and ever-changing privacy regulations, there is a heightened concern around the safety of personal information.
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