Data-Centric Approach Starves Data-Hungry Cybercriminals

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In a slideshow recently published in IT Business Edge, breaches within healthcare organizations hit an all-time high in 2015. With healthcare records growing in value, cybercriminals have realized they can get a quick payout by hacking this confidential information and selling it to other malicious actors or groups. Healthcare organizations have become easy targets because they tend to place more …

Blueprint for Healthcare Data Protection

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Protected Health Information (PHI) security and patient privacy are major areas of concern for today’s health care providers, insurers, and their business partners. With each passing month, we are witnessing major new data breach incidents in the news that continually increase the number of individuals whose PHI is exposed. Protected Health Information is an attractive target for the bad guys …

You Can Stop Healthcare Data Breaches

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Today, nobody argues that the healthcare industry is a gold mine for the bad guys and theft of protected health information is becoming a regular event. The “Verizon 2015 Protected Health Information Data Breach Report,” indicated that 90 percent of industries in the medical and health care arena have experienced a PHI breach and with all the reports in the …

Stop Confidential Data Theft through Paper Printouts

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Massive PHI Breach at Children’s Medical Clinics of East Texas An employee of the Children’s Medical Clinics with a retaliatory agenda to cause damage to the clinic’s reputation, stole and improperly disclosed the confidential data of 16,000 patients. Notification letters were sent to affected people to inform them that an employee took paper records from the facility and sent screenshots …

Healthcare Data Breaches and Flash Drives, Still?

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Healthcare data breach due to misplaced flash drives seem to be a rising trend as recently another case was reported on August 7, 2015. Lawrence General Hospital in Massachusetts reported that a flash drive was missing. Even though it had very limited patient information, it did include lab testing information such as patient names, lab testing codes and slide identification …

Common Headline in 2015: Healthcare Data Breach

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How many more data breaches can patients take? This could ultimately be the question based on last year and this year’s surge of healthcare data breaches. Once again, the personal health information of 3,000 people was leaked after a data breach at a Georgia program that offers services for seniors. The breach included the health diagnoses of people in the …

Still Not Encrypting Your Data?

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Are we still not encrypting our data in a time when cyber-attacks have been happening to so many big names in the healthcare, retail and government? Recently, UCLA Health System’s computer network was broken into by hackers and may have accessed sensitive information on as many as 4.5 million patients. The information included names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, …