OCR Urges Organizations to Secure Health Information in 2022
The Director of HHS OCR called on healthcare organizations this week to strengthen their cyber posture in 2022.
Cyberattack at Eyecare Office Indicative of Shifting Healthcare Breach Trends
Large hospitals are making headlines as they continue to get hit by ransomware but smaller outpatient facilities are getting breached just as often.
California Reminds Healthcare Orgs of Data Breach Reporting Obligations
Hospitals and healthcare providers in the state have been failing to report ransomware attacks that impact health data belonging to patients.
Healthcare Hackers Asked for $4.5M on Average in Ransom in 2020
A recent report looked at the average costs incurred by the healthcare sector following a ransomware attack.
New Guidance on Securing Telehealth Data Issued
Asset management, endpoint protection, implementing monitoring capabilities, encryption, and data loss prevention tools can all help reduce the risk of cyberattacks on telehealth systems.
Medical Data of 500,000 Reportedly Leaked Online
France’s data protection authority is looking into reports this week that a data breach of a "particularly significant magnitude" may impact half a million French citizens.
Healthcare Organization Confirms Ex-Employee Accessed Patient Data
The news, while familiar, is yet another reminder of the importance of securing critical patient data.
What is HIPAA Compliance?
Learn about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the requirements for HIPAA compliance in Data Protection 101, our series on the fundamentals of information security.
Georgia Clinic Pays $1.5M to Settle HIPAA Noncompliance
An investigation by HHS OCR at this clinic uncovered "longstanding, systemic noncompliance with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules."
Data Privacy Legislation in California Keeps Moving Forward
Bills that would regulate the sharing of genetic data and carve out coverage in the CCPA of some HIPAA data are close to being laws in California.
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