Number of U.S. healthcare data breaches almost doubles in 2016

Health care organizations in the United States lost far fewer patient records in 2016 due to cyberattacks, compared to the year before, but suffered through almost twice as many data breaches during the year. Read about the new report by Protenus which reveals that the health care industry averaged more than one data breach per day in […]

Security breach puts some Tech employees’ personal data at risk

Read Evan Gillon explain how a security breach puts tech employees personal data at risk on Technique : Tech’s network was infiltrated by malicious software known as ransomware, which gained access to the university’s system through a Tech employee’s work computer on Dec. 12, 2016. The employee conducted research on a trusted website that had been compromised […]

Is Speed Important When Reporting a Data Breach?

Read why  James Swann says that speed is of utmost importance when reporting a data breach on Bloomberg BNA : In life, it’s OK to take your time doing a lot of things, but one area where it’s not OK is reporting a data breach. This was highlighted by an Illinois health system’s $475,000 settlement […]

State Data Breach Notification Laws

While most state data breach notification statutes contain similar components, there are important differences, meaning a one-size-fits-all approach to notification will not suffice. What’s more, as data breaches continue to rise, states are responding with increasingly frequent and divergent changes to their statutes, creating challenges for compliance. Read about the Data Breach Notification laws in […]

How much is a data breach going to cost you?

A recent IBM study found that the average cost of a data breach has hit $4 million—up from $3.8 million in 2015. There are countless factors that could affect the cost of a data breach in your organization, and it’s virtually impossible to predict the exact cost. You might be able to estimate a range […]

How a Massachusetts Decision to Publish Data Breach Info Will Affect Big Law

Read Gabrielle Orum Hernández explain how Massachusetts decision to publish data breach info will affect big law on American Lawyer : The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation last week announced that the agency will make information regarding data breaches affecting the state’s residents going back to 2007 available online for public viewing. […]

Regulators say a foreign government caused Anthem’s massive data breach

One of the biggest cybercrimes in the history of healthcare was the result of a foreign government that hacked its way into nearly 100 computer systems operated by major health insurer Anthem Inc. Read about California Insurance Commissioner David Jones’ statement that Anthem data breach was caused by a foreign government on Internet Health Management.

Credit Freeze: The New Normal In Data Breach Protection?

Read why Lysa Myers says that credit freeze has become the new data breach protection tool on Dark Reading : In era of rampant identity theft, consumers should be offered the protection of a credit freeze by default, instead of a nuisance fee each time a freeze is placed or removed. Another day, another computer security […]

U.S. Promotes Risk-Based Data Breach Response Model

The exiting Obama administration has embraced a risk-based approach to data breach preparation and mitigation for federal agencies in an Office of Management and Budget memorandum, cybersecurity professionals told Bloomberg BNA. Read more about the risk-based data breach response model being put forward by President Obama on Bloomberg BNA.

Top Five Data Breach Trend Predictions for 2017

As we begin the new year, companies are continuing to survey the ever-changing data-breach landscape and assess their own preparedness for the worst. And with data security threats becoming more complex, sophisticated, and diverse every year, it is no small task. Read more about the five top data breach trend predictions for 2017 on Lexology.