Thor Ryan, chief security officer at the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, offers lessons learned as a result of his organization's $1.7 million settlement following a HIPAA compliance investigation triggered by a small breach incident.
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The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has agreed to pay $1.7 million to settle a HIPAA case stemming from a relatively small breach. Federal authorities listed numerous security shortcomings at the department, which oversees Medicaid in the state.