The best way to handle a serious data breach is to prevent it. While no security system is 100% effective, it's been noted that a substantial number of major breaches were very preventable. But organizations didn't take what can be simple and inexpensive steps to close the holes that are often exploited by those who...
To build credibility for its HIPAA enforcement efforts, the Department of Health and Human Services needs to ramp up its breach prevention efforts for the health insurance exchanges slated to begin operations Oct. 1.
Improper disposal of protected health information poses significant risks, as recent breach incidents demonstrate. That's why organizations need to do a better job vetting disposal companies and verifying that data or devices are actually destroyed.
After organizations update their policies and procedures to comply with the new breach notification requirements of HIPAA Omnibus, they must thoroughly test their response plans, attorney Ellen Giblin stresses.
How Organizations Respond to Today's New Breed of Cyber-Attacks
From sophisticated new forms of malware to nation-state sponsored attacks and the advanced persistent threat, cybersecurity incidents have evolved at a rapid pace and are taking down entire networks, successfully stealing sensitive data and costing...
Get up to speed on the dos and don'ts of breach response. Plus, have a little fun along the way, as Mike Bruemmer, Vice President of ExperianÂ® Data Breach Resolution, and Tom Field, Vice President of Editorial for Information Security Media Group, act out a mock conversation between a data breach client and privacy...
Insurer WellPoint has agreed to pay the Department of Health and Human Services $1.7 million to settle a HIPAA case stemming from a website data breach that may have exposed information on more than 612,000 individuals.
A new report shows that large data breaches in all sectors last year in California mirror a problem that keeps happening at lots of healthcare entities across the country. Find out what that problem is.