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Planned Parenthood Ransomware Attack Has Far Reaching Implications

Planned Parenthood Ransomware Attack Has Far Reaching Implications

The Planned Parenthood Los Angeles affiliate announced that their computer network was hit by a ransomware attack. The compromise occurred between October 9 and 17 and affected around 400,000 patients’ data ...
Planned Parenthood Ransomware Attack Puts Lives at Risk

Planned Parenthood Ransomware Attack Puts Lives at Risk

The Planned Parenthood branch in Los Angeles revealed that it was the victim of a ransomware attack that resulted in attackers obtaining sensitive information on about 400,000 patients. All ransomware attacks and ...

3 must-dos for IT admins in healthcare organizations to secure patients’ data and privacy

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been an increase in the volume of sensitive patient data being stored and processed by healthcare organizations. A patient’s health history, including all the ...
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Securing Health Care Transformation

The recent explosion of telemedicine and patient portals signals that the healthcare industry has begun to truly prioritize digital-first business models for patient and clinical interactions. One AmWell study found that in ...
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More than 230 Million US Health Records Have Been Stolen or Lost in Past Decade

More than 230 Million US Health Records Have Been Stolen or Lost in Past Decade

The data breach phenomenon has been plaguing the US healthcare sector for more than a decade, with a 2,733% increase between 2009 and 2019, according to a PrivacyAffairs study. Through analysis of ...

What Are the Ways to Respond to an Unintentional HIPAA Violation?

Accidents or mistakes are bound to happen. Even if healthcare providers and business associates are compliant to HIPAA Standards, there is always a possibility of unintentional or accidental disclosure of Protected Health ...
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Protecting Health Data Privacy in the Return to Work

As employees return to their workplaces and consumers begin scheduling appointments with dentists, doctors and salons, new protocols are in place. Temperatures will be taken. There will be questions about health, travel ...
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Medical Information of 233,000 Individuals Exposed after Genetic Testing Lab Hack

Medical Information of 233,000 Individuals Exposed after Genetic Testing Lab Hack

As the tab for security incidents in 2020 remains open, cybercriminals are diligently looking for new ways to attack and capitalize on valuable healthcare information. More than 143 security incidents have been ...
Tennessee clinic fined $3 million five years after leaking patient data

Tennessee clinic fined $3 million five years after leaking patient data

A data leak that occurred five years ago has come back to haunt a Tennessee medical practice in the form of a multi-million dollar fine. Touchstone Medical Imaging, a provider of diagnostic ...

The Verizon PHIDBR: A Wake-Up Call for Healthcare Organizations

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The healthcare industry continues to be challenged with securing patient health information. According to the Verizon Protected Health Information Data Breach Report (PHIDBR), 58 percent of all security incidents involved insiders, ransomware ...