With the announcement of a breach affecting 4.9 million patients in the Defense Department's TRICARE healthcare program, there have now been five incidents that each affected at least 1 million individuals since the HIPAA breach notification rule took effect.
A new report to Congress about major healthcare information breaches shows that federal officials have yet to complete their investigations of corrective actions taken in the wake of 70 percent of incidents.
As of Aug. 22, 306 major health information breaches affecting a total of almost 11.7 million individuals were included in the official federal tally. Fourteen incidents affecting a total of about 270,000 were added since July 22.
In order to comply with regulatory obligations all financial organizations should encrypt sensitive and confidential data anywhere it might be found or sent. But the ROI is not just compliance. Encryption can not only provide a solid defense against data breaches, but it can generate a positive return and create new...
What is the key to winning financial support from senior executives for an investment in encryption technology? How can encryption be used to mitigate security and privacy risks? And how does encryption fit as a component of an enterprise's risk-management strategy?
This webinar, featuring a security expert who...
There was good news and bad news in the reporting of major health information breaches in the past month. The good news: Only four incidents were added to the official federal tally. The bad news: One of those incidents affected 400,000 individuals.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston is notifying more than 2,000 of its patients about an unusual potential health information breach incident involving a computer virus that transmitted data to an unknown location.
In one of the largest health information breaches reported so far this year, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in South Carolina has notified 400,000 of an incident involving the theft of a desktop computer from an employee's car.