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Data breaches happen to both small and large businesses

It is no secret that despite increased awareness of data breaches around the globe, businesses continue to fall victim to cybercriminals exploiting their weak security measures. An article on Small Business Computing explores data breaches and how the size of the business doesn’t matter to criminals seeking confidential information. Large corporations are often thought to …

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Cyberattack Forces West Virginia Hospital to Scrap Its Computer Systems

  As another detrimental cyberattack, coined NotPetya, wreaks havoc across the globe, organizations are hoping their security measures are enough to keep them from falling victim. Unfortunately for Princeton Community Hospital in West Virginia, their security measures were not enough, resulting in NotPetya destroying their entire computer network. An article on Fox Business explains the …

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Should healthcare organizations be incentivized to adopt cybersecurity?

It is no secret that healthcare organizations underfund their defense efforts when it comes to protecting patient data. Even though personal health information is very valuable to cybercriminals and can even generate more revenue on the black market than financial information, healthcare organizations continue to take a lax approach in their cybersecurity practices. Last week …

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Should healthcare organizations be incentivized to adopt cybersecurity?

It is no secret that healthcare organizations underfund their defense efforts when it comes to protecting patient data. Even though personal health information is very valuable to cybercriminals and can even generate more revenue on the black market than financial information, healthcare organizations continue to take a lax approach in their cybersecurity practices. Last week …

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Article: Former Durango Family Medicine patients warned of security breach

While convenient, portable devices come with a great deal of risk. No organization wants to imagine their portable devices getting lost or stolen, however it happens.  If appropriate safeguards are not in place to protect those devices, a serious breach could occur. Unfortunately for Durango Family Medicine, this nightmare came true when a portable external …

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Article: Former Durango Family Medicine patients warned of security breach

While convenient, portable devices come with a great deal of risk. No organization wants to imagine their portable devices getting lost or stolen, however it happens.  If appropriate safeguards are not in place to protect those devices, a serious breach could occur. Unfortunately for Durango Family Medicine, this nightmare came true when a portable external …

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Google to remove ePHI from its Search Results

  HIPAA data breaches can occur if ePHI (electronic protected health information) is posted on an open web site.  In that situation, not only is the ePHI available for viewing, it also can be indexed by an Internet search engine such as Google.  Many data breaches have been uncovered by finding the unauthorized ePHI via …

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Google to remove ePHI from its Search Results

  HIPAA data breaches can occur if ePHI (electronic protected health information) is posted on an open web site.  In that situation, not only is the ePHI available for viewing, it also can be indexed by an Internet search engine such as Google.  Many data breaches have been uncovered by finding the unauthorized ePHI via …

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Healthcare Seen Highly Vulnerable to Cyberattack

In a recent report conducted by the American International Group (AIG), experts were asked a broad, but valid question; “is cyber risk systematic?” Looking at recent events, AIG indicated that cyber risk is in fact systemic, predicting an event much like the global ransomware attack, “WannaCry” that took the world by storm earlier this month. …

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Global Ransomware Attacks Target Healthcare Organizations

As you may be aware, a global ransomware attack, called WannaCry, started on Friday May 12, 2017 and is continuing as of today. The attack has affected 200,000 Microsoft Windows based machines in over 150 countries. The cybercriminals have focused on healthcare and financial services but have affected many other industries and individuals as well. …

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