In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a cancer center experiencing its second breach in recent weeks and a hospital staffer arrested for allegedly selling accident victims' records.
At St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Mississippi, a proactive breach prevention strategy has dramatically reduced privacy violations involving nosy healthcare workers inappropriately accessing medical records.
U.S. information breaches involving third-party business associates doubled in the first half of the year, says Karen Barney of the Identity Theft Resource Center. Find out the other results of the group's breach study.
Heartland Payment Systems, which suffered a massive breach in 2009, is working to enhance POS security at the merchant level. What steps is this processor taking, and what role would it like to see card-issuing banks play?
CSC's Sam Visner sees organizations, in growing numbers, thinking more intelligently about cloud computing, its security and architecture. Yet, he says, they're being very deliberate in their approach in adopting cloud computing.
Understanding threats and identifying modern attacks in their early stages is key to preventing subsequent compromises, and proactively sharing information among organizations is an increasingly effective way to identify them.
The United Kingdom and the United States are both cracking down on healthcare organizations that have experienced information breaches. But they're taking very different approaches. Which approach will prove most effective?