The Dutch company that was deceived by hackers into issuing fraudulent digital certificates is liquidating its assets under the protection of a bankruptcy court in the Netherlands after failing to recover from the attack.
Stanford Hospital & Clinics reports that a business associate's subcontractor caused a health information breach when information about 20,000 patients treated in the hospital's emergency department was posted on a website.
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.
Nearly 7.9 million Americans were affected by almost 30,800 health information breaches between September 2009, when a federal healthcare breach notification rule took effect, and the end of 2010, according to a new report to Congress.
Bertucci's has become a beloved destination for Italian food since its
formation in 1981. With more than 2,000 employees in over 90 locations,
managing unauthorized software downloads on their growing computer
systems has become a daunting task. Unsupported and unauthorized software
and downloads by employees...
A new California law requires that organizations experiencing a data breach provide more detailed information to the individuals affected. The law, which covers breaches involving financial, healthcare and other personal information, goes into effect Jan. 1.
Preliminary results of our inaugural Healthcare Information Security Today survey, which is still open for participation, show that only about half of healthcare organizations have a plan in place to comply with the HITECH Act breach notification rule.
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...