Stephen  Lawton

Stephen Lawton

Author, tech journalist, consultant

I am a business journalist, consultant, and currently special projects editor with SC Magazine. Follow me on Twitter: @afabmedia or visit

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21st Century IT

21st Century IT - HIPAA Provides Guidance for Non-Medical Data Security

Anybody looking to strike up a heated debate amongst technologists need only ask: "Is the cloud private?" There is an old adage that if you have to ask, the answer is "no." However, from that simple q...

21st Century IT

21st Century IT - Stephen Lawton

Defending the corporate network takes on many guises. In some cases, it is the firewall standing sentry at the network edge. Sometimes it's an intrusion detection system trying to smoke out threats wi...

21st Century IT

21st Century IT - Hiring a White-Hat Hacker to Improve Security

Federal healthcare privacy regulations are among the strictest in the United States. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) covers patient data confidentiality, but he...

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21st Century IT - Security Scams Turn Threatening

Most phishing attacks are either so absurd they warrant nothing more than a quick delete -- the Nigerian prince who wants to give me $10 million comes immediately to mind -- or so sophisticated as to ...