By Art Gross – Healthcare breaches are incredibly difficult for organizations to deal with. Repercussions of a data breach vary greatly depending on what caused the breach to begin with. For example, there’s the struggle of getting your organization back up and running, determining the…
By Art Gross – A recent survey conducted by the health insurance company Aetna revealed some significant results as to what consumers consider to be their most important concern in terms of healthcare.
Infographics are great way to display statistical data that shows comparisons or charts that come from research and reports. In these infographics see the impact data breaches are having on the US healthcare industry, how privacy and security are key pillars to effectively serving patients and avoiding costly data breaches, and what the trends and challenges were in 2015.
By Irv H. Lichtenwald – Not that long ago, healthcare worried mostly about the physical loss of personal health information (PHI) by way of a lost thumb drive, a stolen laptop, some misplaced paper files. These were the primary concerns in HIMSS initial 2008 security survey.
Five years later, the largest healthcare security breaches came from cyber attacks not lost or stolen devices.
By Jonathan Krasner – At the end of the year all kinds of publications and organizations publish yearly summaries to review the events of the past 12 months. Much of the time this can be positive publicity for a celebrity, firm, organization or industry. In this case, for healthcare, it is decidedly negative. Why has IBM made this proclamation? According to a company report just released, over 100 million records were compromised in the first half of 2015.
By Steve Spearman – Cyber security news site Dark Reading recently posted an article outlining data breaches from the last decade. They reported that the healthcare industry has had more security breaches than any other industry in the past ten years.
By Kristi Syling – Following the Anthem breach, and more recent Premera breach, cybersecurity and protecting patient data is top of mind for every organization in the healthcare industry. Every cybersecurity solution out there will tell you they have the latest and greatest technology for detecting the bad guys and keeping them out.
Take My challenge. No cold water. No Ice. By David Finn, Health IT Officer at Symantec Twitter: @DavidSFinn LinkedIn Profile Let me start out by saying that I’m hot (it is Houston in September), need a vacation (my fault) and am cranky (a result of being hot and needing a vacation). It all started Monday, August […]
Study Shows “Leaky Bucket” Approach to Managing New Threats By Rick Kam, President & Co-Founder of ID Experts It’s been a year since the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule was issued. Kudos to the healthcare organizations that have made strides toward compliance. But shifting threats and risks, as revealed in the newly released Fourth Annual Benchmark Study on […]
COMMENTARY Rick Kam, President and co-founder ID Experts Over the last decade, the scope of identity theft has widened from credit card and financial fraud to include widespread medical identity theft with potentially life-threatening consequences. In that time, organizations have grown in awareness and readiness to combat identity theft. According to Larry Ponemon, chairman and […]
A Decade of Data Breach First identified as an industry issue a decade ago, data breaches are now part of the consumer vocabulary. Check out this infographic from ID Experts, A Decade of Data Breach…An Evolution. Data breaches have evolved from credit card fraud with financial consequences to medical identity theft with life-threatening implications. According to leading […]
Doctors in the BYOD Era: Stemming the Tide of Information Outflow Vasu Ram, President and CTO of Content Raven Twitter: @vraven360 The Identity Theft Resource Center recently announced that it had recorded 163 breaches in the healthcare sector last year, which represented 34.7 percent of all data loss events logged in 2012. These data breaches […]
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