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Orlando Hospital Foots the Bill Post Data Breach

After the Pulse nightclub incident in Orlando, FL, a majority of the victims were treated at Orlando Regional Hospital. Not too long after their treatment, the hospital suffered a data breach, which included those victims’ PHI. Here’s what happened: Survivors of the Orlando shooting at the Pulse LGBT club will not be billed for their […]

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Ransomware: Beware & Be Prepared!

Ransomware has been popping up in headlines quite a bit lately, and while it’s nothing to scoff at, there’s a few things you can do prepare. First, you can start by learning the basics. Ransomware is an epidemic. Every day more businesses, consumers, government and other organizations are finding their critical data held hostage and […]

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Healthcare Takes Another Hit: Banner Health Data Breach

On June 17, 2017 Banner Health discovered a massive cyber attack that compromised more than 3.7 million patients, health insurance subscribers, food and drink customers, and personnel. The Phoenix-based health-care provider said Wednesday that it will mail letters to 3.7 million patients, health insurance customers, cafeteria customers, doctors and other health care providers notifying them about details […]

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Ponemon Releases Sixth Annual Study on Healthcare Data Breaches

Ponemon has released it’s sixth annual study on healthcare data breaches and it has some interesting data. As it turns out, new threats and old problems cause turbulent times for Healthcare Criminal attacks from the outside and negligence from the inside continue to put patient data in the crossfire, the newly released Sixth Annual Benchmark […]

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DDoS, Ransomware & Malware Top Healthcare Cyber Threats for 2016

A new study by the Ponemon Institute and ID Experts reveals that healthcare organizations still fear DDoS attacks, and ransomware and malware attacks are new threats to the healthcare industry for 2016. Criminal attacks are still the leading cause of healthcare data breaches, and there’s no sign of that changing anywhere on the horizon. The […]

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Malicious Attacks now Leading Cause of Healthcare Data Breaches

A new study by the Ponemon Institute and ID Experts reveals a trend that has the Healthcare industry on edge. For the first year in it’s five years of reporting, malicious criminal attacks now lead the pack for healthcare data breach causes – previously, unintentional events/accidents were the leading cause of healthcare breaches. This comes […]

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Anthem Healthcare Data Breach – An Open Letter to Connecticut Attorney General Jepsen

Dear Mr. Jepsen: I read with interest the letter you recently sent to Mr. Swedish, President and CEO of Anthem, Inc., on behalf of yourself and several other state Attorney’s General, with regard to their recent massive data breach. The focus on your letter appears to have been primarily regarding the passage of time and […]

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High Profile Data Breach hits Experian, Equifax & Trans Union

Experian, Equifax and TransUnion, the three top credit agencies have confirmed the data breach that exposed information on the previously doxed celebrities.  Using previously known information, hackers were able to use those credit agencies to gain access to celebrity accounts including Michelle Obama and Joe Biden. It’s all coming together! Yesterday an article was posted […]

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Data Breach Response How To Series

Because of the huge interest in one of our previous “How To” posts I have decided to create a complete how to series covering some of the important but less talked about topics of healthcare data breach response and prevention.  Below are the proposed topics, well see how many we get to!  Heather Noonan, a […]

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It’s finally here! HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule Whitepaper

After years of waiting, last month HHS released the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule.  It has since be written about by several publications and been covered by some great webinars.  Earlier today ID Experts released its highly anticipated whitepaper on the subject.   The HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule Whitepaper: HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule Whitepaper:  An Analysis […]

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