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byLowers & Associates | April 18, 2017

  Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals go into the caregiving role for many reasons, but most reasons center on helping people. Unfortunately, by putting themselves in this role they also face the risks of violence. Research published by…

byLowers & Associates | March 29, 2017

  Wikipedia defines social engineering, in the context of information security, as the “psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information.” Our increasing reliance on vast networks of digital technology for information storage, research, controls, and…

byLowers & Associates | March 23, 2017

  Violent crime is on the rise in healthcare institutions, up 40% over two years, according to a recent NY Times article. In fact, OSHA reports serious workplace violence is up to four times more likely in healthcare environments…

byLowers & Associates | March 02, 2017

  One of the more pervasive human risks in modern organizations is fraud through “social engineering.” Social engineering fraudsters gain access to your most valuable assets by using deceitful tactics to turn trusted employees or partners into unwitting and…

byLowers & Associates | March 01, 2017

  The climax of the Academy Awards is imminent, with the announcement of the Best Picture unfolding on the stage. A PricewaterhouseCooper employee has just two red envelopes left in her briefcase. She inadvertently pulls the wrong one, and…