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Healthcare firms three times more likely to see data breaches

Companies in the healthcare sector are three times more likely to encounter data theft than the average firm, according to a report released this morning. The industry also sees 340 percent more security incidents and attacks than usual, said Carl Leonard, principal...

Health Data Breaches Account for 21% of Total Incidents

Health data breaches continued to account for the most amount of data breaches for the first half of 2015, according to Gemalto's Breach Level Index. Specifically, health data breaches accounted for 21.1 percent of the total number of incidents, and a total of 187...

94M records stolen so far this year

The records of 94 million patients have been stolen from healthcare entities so far this year, according to a report from conservative think tank American Action Forum (AAF). The organization estimated the cost of that theft at $37.4 billion by multiplying that 94...

Security pro: Mobile is top risk in 2015

The biggest risks to your organisation aren’t technical but on the people side, said Chris Apgar, president and CEO of privacy and security compliance firm Apgar and Associates, speaking during a webinar on data protection presented by DataMotion. Risk assessment is a...

Insurer Won’t Pay Out For Security Breach Because of Lax Security

In what may become a trend, an insurance company is denying a claim from a California healthcare provider following the leak of data on more than 32,000 patients. The insurer, Columbia Casualty, charges that Cottage Health System did an inadequate job of protecting...

New health information protection guidelines

New health information protection guidelines: Order your copy online today! HISA today released newly published guidelines to protect health information, essential for Australian healthcare organisations. The publication Australian Guidelines for the Protection of...