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Computer Theft Raises Health Data Security Concerns for 8K

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: November 2, 2017 in Industry News
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Recent cases of health data security incidents, some affecting PHI security, include device theft, and unauthorized employee access of patient data. Brevard Physician Associates announced on its website that it was burglarized on September 4, 2017, raising possible health data security concerns for 7,976 patients. The Melbourne,...

Hefty Penalty for Smallish Breach in Vermont

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: October 12, 2017 in Industry News
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Attorney General Says Cloud Services Firm Failed to Notify Customer of Breach The online exposure of an unsecured spreadsheet containing personal data on 660 subscribers to the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange in Vermont has led the state to impose a $264,000 penalty on an...

Accenture Data Leak Exposed 137 Gigabytes of Highly Sensitive Data Online Including Master key

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: October 11, 2017 in Industry News
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One of the Worlds Largest Consulting Firm “Accenture” Owned four Biggest cloud-based storage servers left Openly in Public without Securing Tons of Highly sensitive data that could be downloaded without a password by anyone who knew the servers web addresses. Exposed Cloud Data servers belong to...

Equifax Data Breach: Unpatched Apache Struts Vulnerability Was Exploited In Hack

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: September 18, 2017 in Industry News
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Credit reporting firm Equifax announced Thursday the hackers that breached its servers exploited an Apache Struts security vulnerability, which led to the exposure of personal information belonging to more than 143 million consumers in the United States. While Equifax reported the breach occurred sometime around mid-May,...

Popular TV cable company impacted by data breach of up to 4 million personal records

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: September 5, 2017 in Industry News
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The personal records of up to four million Time Warner Cable customers were possibly leaked via an unsecured Amazon server. The breach, which involved more than 600GB of data (the equivalent of 20 HD movies), was discovered by Cologne, Germany-based cybersecurity firm Kromtech. Charter Communications bought...

The four most interesting findings from the 2017 HIMSS cybersecurity survey

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: August 31, 2017 in Industry News
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From April through mid-May 2017, HIMSS North America commissioned a survey on the topic of healthcare cybersecurity. The HIMSS cybersecurity survey received feedback from 126 information security professionals from a variety of U.S. healthcare organizations. Survey participants consisted of healthcare CISOs and HIMSS cybersecurity community...

The Latest Data Breach Is in Sweden

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: August 29, 2017 in Industry News
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Recently, we witnessed one of the worst government cybersecurity snafus in history. Read on to see what can be learned from this incident. We've seen some pretty incredible data breaches in the past couple years, but the latest data breach in Sweden actually jeopardized the vast...