Posts Tagged breach

Advocate Healthcare HIPAA Breach Results in Class Action Lawsuit

Reports of HIPAA breach incidents are nothing new. HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) stipulates that healthcare providers, insurance companies, and those who serve them (also known as “Business Associates”) take extensive measures to protect the Protected Health Information (PHI) of their patients. Even the dearly […]

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August 2013 Microsoft Patch Tuesday is Here

It’s the second Tuesday of the month, so that means it’s Patch Tuesday. Microsoft will begin rolling out patches as the day progresses. This means your computer will likely reboot overnight. Here’s a rundown of the patches you can expect. Three updates classified as “Critical”: Internet Explorer […]

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Most HIPAA Breaches are Caused by Employees

It has been said that the most difficult interface to secure is the one between the chair and the keyboard. This bit of “nerd humor” actually has its basis in fact. Art Gross has written a very informative post titled “Your employees will cause your next HIPAA […]

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Trendjacking threats are a growing concern

I’m sure you’ve seen this, and I hope you haven’t fallen for it. Nevertheless, it must work because the bad guys keep doing it. The term is “Trendjacking”, and it refers to spammers and malware authors using current trends to trick you into opening malicious email messages. […]

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Six people fired from Cedars-Sinai over patient privacy breach

According to the LA Times, five workers and a student research assistant were fired in the wake of a patient privacy breach affecting the patient medical records of 14 patients. According to a statement released by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the 14 patient records were “inappropriately accessed” between […]

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WellPoint Fined $1.7M For ePHI Disclosure

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last week that the managed care company WellPoint, Inc. had agreed to pay a fine of $1.7 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) privacy and security rules. […]

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Idaho State University fined $400,000 for skipping HIPAA Security Risk Analysis

Skipped HIPAA Security Risk Analysis costs ISU $400,000 IT consultants and Managed IT service providers have been warning their clients that the HIPAA Security Risk Analysis is a very necessary component in their efforts to comply with the HIPAA rule. Some of our medical clients and prospects […]

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Goodbye Windows XP

It’s nearly time to say goodbye Windows XP. This past April marked the one year count-down to the eventual discontinuation of support for the venerable operating system (technically on April 8, 2014). What does this mean to you? In short, it’s high time you moved on and […]

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Oracle closes critical Java vulnerability

Oracle announced today the release of updates for Java versions 5, 6, and 7 to patch a critical java vulnerability actively being exploiting in the wild. The patches were reportedly slated for release in April but the timetable was pushed up in response to a recent report […]

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Anti-virus software alone is not enough

“Anti-virus software alone is not enough”… so says the number one antivirus provider Symantec in this post. A rather stunning admission I would say, and something many in the security industry have known for quite some time. The admission comes on the heels of the successful infiltration […]

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