How Worried Should We Be about the Hacks on the Government?

Every time we look to the news we find at least one data breach incident, some more minor than others. However, at that time it was businesses in retail, finance or in healthcare. Now we look to the news and we discover that more and more data breaches are focused on the government. From third party contractors that deal with …

It’s a Bad Week for the Healthcare Industry

It definitely has been one of the worst weeks for data breaches in the healthcare industry. We went from big news from Worcester, MA with UMASS Memorial Medical Group (UMMG) reporting an insider data breach of about 14,000 patient health information, to probably the biggest not healthcare data breach but potentially the biggest breach of the year with up to …

When Data Breaches Come from Within

Insider threats still remain to be a higher concern for business not only in the United States, but around the world. Businesses are more than ever expected to maintain or increase their data security and data protection budgets to mitigate the risk of insider threats. When we look at business today, more than 93% of U.S. respondents to a survey …

Insider Threats Continue in the Health Care Industry for 2014

We are in the last month of 2014, and we continue to hear about insider threats in the healthcare industry. In a recent headline, a hospital in Cleveland, Ohio reported that an employee improperly accessed medical and personal information of about 700 patients over a three-year period. The employee breached the hospital system’s electronic medical records, and was able to …

Recovering From a Data Breach

A recent article explained that “recovering from a data breach is like recovering from a skunk attack. No matter where or when you go in the house the stink still clings.” Obviously for those data breaches that have happened this year still have not had the dust settle as the impact of those breaches still linger. However, earlier in 2011 …