The Health Care Data Breach: A Tale of Big Expenses and Cheap Sales

Read Douglas Bonderud take a look at the growing cases of healthcare sector data breaches on Security Intelligence : Health care data breaches are on the rise. As noted by MedPage Today, there were 39 reported health network compromises in March, totaling more than 1.5 million records. This not only surpasses the 31 total events reported […]

How to Prevent Costly and Dangerous Cyberattacks

Read Greg A. Hood’s article about how businesses can prevent costly and dangerous cyber attacks on Medscape : There are two types of practices: those that have been hacked, and those that probably will be hacked. Large and small practices are vulnerable to data breaches. However, many resources are available to thwart an attack, and […]

One in eight people have suffered a healthcare data breach

A quarter of victims had their NI number compromised and 18% saw their biometric identifiers compromised, but most people trust healthcare providers with their data. One in eight consumers in England have had private medical information about them stolen from systems that lack the right level of security, according to a survey. Read more about the […]

Healthcare leaders crown employee cybersecurity awareness as primary threat concern

Most organizations use a variety of methods to mitigate cybersecurity risks, the survey reveals. Eighty-seven percent employ remote access/secure access controls, 85% use employee security awareness tactics and 75% utilize security counseling services like vulnerability assessments and penetration testing. Read why most healthcare industry leaders are saying that employee awareness remains top threat concern on […]

Level 3: Low awareness and education threaten healthcare cybersecurity

Level 3 Communications found that there are two issues that are posing dangers to healthcare companies’ network security: awareness and education. Read about the new study by Level 3 Communications which found that healthcare sector cyber security is threatened by low level awareness and education on Fierce Telecom.

1.5 million patient records breached in March

The number of breached patient records in January and February was relatively low — 388,307 and 206,151, respectively. But that number spiked sharply in March, with 1,519,521 patient records impacted as a result of healthcare breaches. Read about the  latest Protenus Breach Barometer which reveals that a record 1.5 million patient records were breached in […]

Health data breaches in March surpassed January and February combined, study finds

Security incidents spiked upward during March, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer, a monthly snapshot of reported or disclosed breaches impacting the healthcare industry, with data compiled and provided by DataBreaches.net. Read more about the new report by DataBreaches.net which reveals that healthcare data breaches in March have now surpassed Jan and Feb combined on […]

1.5 million records lost in March health care industry data breaches

A sharp spike in the number of health care data breaches was recorded in March with 39 incidents taking place compromising more than 1.5 million patient record. Read more about the new Protenus’ monthly Breach Barometer report which reveals that 1.5 million records were stolen in healthcare industry data breaches on SC Magazine.

Do Healthcare Data Breach Lawsuits Have Reasonable Standards?

Read the article about healthcare sector data breach lawsuits on Health IT Security : Being able to prove fault in a healthcare data breach class action lawsuit is inherently difficult, but it is also important to understand the privacy expectations, according to a recent Corporate Clients Insight blog post. Read the full article here.

HHS data shows 1,800 large data breaches since 2009

Nearly 1,800 large data breaches involving patient information have occurred since 2009, according to an analysis of publicly available data from the Department of Health and Human Services. Read about the new data study from Department of Health and Human Services which reveals that there were 1800 large data breaches since 2009 on Health Data Management.