By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst


If lax security leads to a data breach, your insurer may not pay out

May 29th, 2015

When a healthcare provider suffered an embarrassing data breach, it hoped it could recoup some of its losses by claiming on insurance.

But it turns out it wasn’t as simple as that…

By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

POS System Pwnage

March 5th, 2014

Perhaps there have been bigger breaches, but the Target breach in late-2013 certainly seems to set off a firestorm. There are literally thousands of new online articles and posts everyday covering the event – the who, what, where, when, and especially the how and “what now” aspects of the case – and we’re certainly not […]

By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

By the Numbers: US Healthcare Data Breaches

July 12th, 2012

The last time we looked at healthcare data breaches was a couple of years ago, so I thought maybe we should take another look. A listing of breaches of unsecured protected health information (PHI) affecting 500 or more individuals is maintained, as mandated by the HITECH Act, by the US Department of Health and Human […]

By: - Technology Reporter

HIEs Prepare for Flood of Patient Data, Demanding Privacy Mandates

June 26th, 2012

As health information exchanges (HIEs) prepare for more rigorous data exchange requirements under Stage 2 of the “meaningful use” mandates from Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), they must also be prepared to take more rigorous steps to protect patient privacy and security. Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) […]

By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Uncle Sam Has Yet Another Data Protection Bill

June 25th, 2012

The latest attempt at creating a US Federal data protection / data breach notification law was recently introduced in the Senate. The “Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2012” (S.3333) was submitted by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) with the support of Sens. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Jim DeMint (R-SC), Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Dean Heller […]

By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

HITECH Breach Data: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

March 1st, 2010

As I’ve discussed before, one of the requirements of the HITECH Act is for the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to publish a list of all breaches of healthcare data covered by the HIPAA security rule on a yearly basis. The first such publication has been made, covering the period […]

By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

7 Things You Need to Know About HITECH

February 17th, 2010

Today, Wednesday, February 17, 2010, marks one year since the HITECH Act of 2009 passed. This means that most of the Act’s provisions are now enforceable – particularly, the breach notification and penalties aspect of the Act. While most healthcare organizations are concerned about the “meaningful use” requirement, for us in the IT security space […]

By: - IT Security Expert

Healthcare 2.0? The Security Skinny on Obama’s Stimulus Package

March 31st, 2009

On Tuesday February 17th, President Obama signed the economic stimulus package that carves out $19B for modernizing health information systems.  The transition from paper to electronic or e-records in the healthcare industry has been happening for some time.  Although in small numbers, the process has been slow to ramp up based on technology considerations and […]

By: - Former Chairman and CEO, Lumension


Cutting the Cost of Compliance without Compromising Security

November 13th, 2008

In this video I discuss how organizations can effectively address compliance while still cutting costs.

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