By Art Gross – Pawnee County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) in Pawnee City, Nebraska has notified 7,038 patients that a hacker may have accessed some of their protected health information.
By Daniel Markuson – Recently, the University of Connecticut Health informed the public about a phishing breach that had potentially affected some medical and personal data of 326,000 patients. But it’s not even the largest healthcare sector data leak reported in the U.S. in 2019.
By Art Gross – Valley Hope Association (VHA), a Kansas-based addiction treatment organization with 16 facilities in seven Midwest states has started notifying patients that their information may have been compromised in a data breach.
By Grant Elliott – After the Marriott data breach, the Quora breach, the Anthem breach, and the Uber breach… well, you get the picture. After all of these data breaches, from the commercial perspective, it’s clear that the free market is failing to drive companies to implement adequate data security.
By Matt Fisher – An interesting argument was posed in a recent post on databreaches[.]net about a lack of enforcement actions from the Office for Civil Rights against small or medium-sized healthcare entities that do not appropriately report breaches to either OCR and/or the individuals impacted.
By Matt Fisher – The threat and occurrence of data breaches receive frequent attention in the healthcare industry. It often feels as though a new breach (or more) is reported on an almost daily basis.
By Art Gross – A lot can happen in 5 years, and unfortunately, not always for the better. According to a recent report by Juniper Research, Cybercrime & the Internet of Threats 2018, data breaches are expected to reach 146 billion records over the next five years.
New Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist Episode NOW on Demand with host Dr. Nick van Terheyden. Dr. Nick talks to Troy Hunt, one of the leaders in the space of security and the innovator who created and runs the outstanding security resource HaviBeenPwned.
By Art Gross – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights is planning to issue an advance notice of proposed rulemaking this November that could be a major game changer for HIPAA breach settlements.
By Brad Spannbauer – The healthcare industry is under constant threat from hacking and cyber-attacks. High volumes of valuable data, stored on systems with lapse security controls, make a welcoming proposition for data thieves.
By Trenton Baker – The healthcare industry has seen its fair share of ransomware attacks over the past year, with six of the top ten breaches in 2017 a direct result of a malware attack.
By Grant Elliott – Was that Lady Gaga in the emergency room? What kind of procedure is my ex having? If you’re a healthcare organization, curiosity is one reason why your employees are a data security threat.
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