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Independence Blue Cross Admits to Healthcare Data Breach

September 20, 2018 - Philadelphia-based Independence Blue Cross (IBC) announced Sept. 17 that PHI was uploaded by an employee to a website that was publicly accessible between April 23 and July 20, 2018. KYW news radio reported that around 17,000 IBC customers were affected. The information that may have been exposed included member name, date of birth, diagnosis codes, provider information, and...


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Utilizing Healthcare Data Security, Cloud for a Stronger Environment

by Bill Kleyman

Data can be a really powerful tool, but it can also introduce some new challenges and definitely some healthcare data security headaches. Let me pause here for a second and put into perspective just how much data we’re creating. A...

Cloud Security, HIPAA Compliance Deter Hospitals from Cloud

by Fred Donovan

Cloud security, HIPAA compliance, and privacy are the three primary concerns for hospital CIOs who have considered using cloud-based applications, according to a survey of 175 healthcare IT professionals by cloud-based digital health...

Approaching the Top 5 Healthcare Cloud Security Concerns

by Bill Kleyman

In working with a variety of healthcare organizations, there’s still some hesitation when it comes to moving into a cloud ecosystem, with several healthcare cloud security concerns coming to light. Before we go too much further,...

5 Critical Healthcare Data Security Implementations for Providers

by Bill Kleyman

I get the chance to work with smaller clinics and very large healthcare providers. If you hide the name and the size of the organization, many of them share very similar security concerns. The good news is that innovation in the healthcare...

FTC ‘Misconduct’ Charges Loom as Uber Health Service Launches

by Fred Donovan

Uber is being hit with additional federal penalties for “misconduct” in not reporting a major 2016 data breach at a time when it is launching its Uber Health service, which the ride-sharing company pledges will be HIPAA...

How Does HIPAA Compliance Apply in the Healthcare Cloud?

by Bill Kleyman

Only a handful of years ago, security and healthcare professionals deemed hosting healthcare data in the cloud to be untenable. However, the evolution of the healthcare industry as well as cloud solutions has really changed the perspective...

45% of Orgs Claim Employees Biggest Cloud Security Risk

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare cloud security is increasingly critical for organizations as they continue to implement more options for data storage and backup. Employees must also be properly trained on the latest cybersecurity trends to properly mitigate...

How Compliance, Data Security Needs Shift with Big Data Push

by Elizabeth Snell

Numerous companies are working to evolve their database ecosystems through cloud and big data initiatives, and are subsequently facing an increasing number of compliance and data security needs. Recent research found though that not many...

Amazon HIPAA Compliance Lead Search Indicates Healthcare Focus

by Elizabeth Snell

An Amazon job posting for a HIPAA Compliance Lead potentially indicates that the technology company is looking to expand into the healthcare space. The individual hired for the healthcare privacy and security position will help Amazon in...

Improve Healthcare Data Security with a Strong Backup Strategy

by Bill Kleyman

In working with healthcare organizations, there are constantly two topics that are brought up: healthcare data security and resiliency. Of course, there are other conversations around user experience, cloud, and so on. However, a major...

Catholic Charities Healthcare Cyberattack Impacts 4.6K

by Elizabeth Snell

Catholic Charities announced that its Glens Falls office experienced a healthcare cyberattack on a server containing information of approximately 4,600 current and former clients and several employees. Unauthorized software was discovered...

Maintaining Healthcare Data Security with File Sharing Options

by Bill Kleyman

I still find challenges within the healthcare world when it comes to file sharing and data management. Sure, we can remove Dropbox or other types of file sharing mechanisms, but are we making the user experience worse? And, are we really...

4 Benefits and Barriers in Utilizing Healthcare Cloud

by Elizabeth Snell

The healthcare cloud is becoming a more popular – and sometimes necessary – option for providers. Entities are evolving into the digital healthcare space, and are steering away from paper records. Data protection and business...

Overcoming File Sharing, Healthcare Cloud Security Concerns

by Elizabeth Snell

Potential file sharing and healthcare cloud security risks must be addressed in covered entities’ and business associates’ risk analyses, according to the latest OCR cybersecurity newsletter. These collaboration tools can...

Prioritizing Healthcare Cloud Security in App Transitions

by Bill Kleyman

In working with a vast variety of different types of healthcare organizations, I’m certainly seeing a trend continue to grow. Healthcare is moving to cloud. This means growing from $3.73 billion in 2015 to nearly $9.5 billion by...

49% of Orgs Report File Sharing Data Breach in Past 2 Years

by Elizabeth Snell

With more healthcare organizations looking to cloud computing and file sharing options, PHI privacy and security cannot be overlooked. Failing to account for how these tools interact with sensitive data or work to keep that data secure...

Healthcare Data Security Incidents Second Highest in 2016

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare continues to lag behind other regulated industries with security measures, according to recent research, with healthcare data security incidents ranking second for the services industry in 2016. Symantec’s 2017 Internet...

Survey Finds Cloud Security, IoT Security Potentially Lacking

by Elizabeth Snell

While the majority of organizations utilize advanced technology for sensitive data, including cloud, IoT, and big data, those same entities might not be implementing appropriate data security solutions, according to a recent...

How Automation, Orchestration Impact Healthcare IT Security

by Bill Kleyman

The modern healthcare organization is a complex IT engine managing numerous users, lots of new resources, rich applications, and new concepts around healthcare service delivery. Here's the reality – the pace of healthcare...

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