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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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OCR Phase 2 Audits Are Here!

After the dismal results of phase 1 OCR Audits, business associates and covered entities alike have their work cut out for them. But with phase 2 beginning, are organizations ready for an audit? The long-awaited second phase of the OCR Audits has finally arrived. After the dismal results of the phase 1 audits, healthcare organizations—both […]

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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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The Aftermath of the Kroger/Equifax W-2 Breach

On May 6, 2016, Kroger had to notify 430,000+ current employees and former employees that their W-2 information had been breached. Unfortunately, the breach took place through a third party vendor, Equifax W-2 eXpress site. Three parties are involved in and affected by this breach: Kroger, Equifax, and Kroger’s current and past employees. All the […]

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Did the St. Louis Cardinals Hack the Houston Astros?

File this one in “unexpected data breaches,” the FBI is currently investigating the St. Louis Cardinals for hacking into the internal networks of the Houston Astros. “The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors are investigating whether front-office officials for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful teams in baseball over the past two decades, […]

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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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Big Breach Targets: Why Healthcare, Why Now?

In early February, Anthem Healthcare reported a data breach that may have affected up to 80 million customers, as many as 1 in 4 Americans. The estimates dwarf last year’s Community Health Systems breach by an order of magnitude. Last year’s litany of history-making breaches involved retail companies—Target, Home Depot, K-Mart, and the list goes […]

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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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Retail Data Breaches – It’s that time of year again!

With the cold weather, the shorter days, and the holiday season comes the retail data breach season!  Last year saw big retailers and household names like Target, Neiman Marcus, and Home Depot announce security breaches.  Fashion retailer Bebe has been the first big name of this “season” to announce they have been breached. “Fashion retailer […]

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How Breaches like Target and Home Deport are Changing the Role of the CISO

With the 1 year anniversary of the Target data breach approaching much has changed in the privacy and information security landscape since the mega breach.  No position has felt the ripple more than the Chief Information Security Officer.  The risks have not subsided, or the challenges reduced, but the level of publicity those two breaches […]

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