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In growing market for genetic data, privacy implications prove lasting

In growing market for genetic data, privacy implications prove lasting

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Experts consider the lasting impact of data brokers, and potential breaches, on genetic information.

Researchers investigate link between Axiom spy group, Anthem breach

Researchers investigate link between Axiom spy group, Anthem breach

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Anthem breach investigators initially claimed that tools, linked exclusively to Chinese espionage attackers, were used against the health insurer.

Up to 18.8 million non-Anthem members possibly affected in breach

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Of the approximate 78.8 million people whose information was accessed by hackers earlier this month, anywhere from 8.8 to 18.8 million of those affected include non-members.

Think you should just be worried about fines? Think again. And think like an attacker.

Think you should just be worried about fines? Think again. And think like an attacker.

When it comes to healthcare security, if you think compliance is the only thing you need to worry about, think again.

Report: Anthem may have up to $200M in cyber insurance

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A unit of AIG Inc. is the primary cyber insurer for Anthem, according to a recent report in Business Insurance.

Lawsuits filed against Anthem, phishing scams abound

Lawsuits filed against Anthem, phishing scams abound

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Plaintiffs in California, Georgia, Indiana and Alabama have filed suits and Anthem warned customers to brace for more phishing scams.

Community debates encryption's value in Anthem incident

Community debates encryption's value in Anthem incident

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Experts argue that encryption is not the key piece in the Anthem breach if the incident involved a targeted attack on admin credentials.

Exclusive: Mandiant speaks on Anthem attack, custom backdoors used

Exclusive: Mandiant speaks on Anthem attack, custom backdoors used

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Mandiant was brought on site Tuesday, after Anthem started their own internal investigation.

Skills in demand: Information security analysts - health care

Skills in demand: Information security analysts - health care

The amount of information stored in our medical records creates a ripe environment for security breaches. The health care sector is in search of information security analysts.

Eleventh Circuit dismisses LabMD motion questioning FTC authority

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LabMD can challenge the FTC's enforcement authority in federal court once the agency comes to a final decision on the exposure of patient data.

HITRUST, Deloitte slate cyber town halls for health care orgs

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The HITRUST Alliance and Deloitte will coordinate cyber town hall meetings in major U.S. cities.

HITRUST forms working group for medical device, health system security

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The mission of the working group will be to enhance health information technology (HIT) security.

NJ law requires health insurance carriers to encrypt sensitive data

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the legislation last Friday.

HITRUST adds privacy controls to Common Security Framework

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The privacy controls will be added to version 7 of HITRUST's CSF due out later this month.

Landmark HIPAA settlement confirms push to firm up patching schedules

Landmark HIPAA settlement confirms push to firm up patching schedules

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Anchorage Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) must pay $150,000 and integrate an action plan to meet HIPAA compliance.

Health billing co., former CEO settle with FTC over data collection

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PaymentsMD and its former CEO will have to destroy all information collected related to its Patient Health Report service.

Healthcare sector's broad data sets will attract increased attacks in 2015

Healthcare sector's broad data sets will attract increased attacks in 2015

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A number of Websense threat predictions point back to the vulnerable healthcare industry as a major target for cybercriminals.

Study: 68 percent of healthcare breaches caused by loss or theft of devices, files

Study: 68 percent of healthcare breaches caused by loss or theft of devices, files

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Security firm Bitglass analyzed three years worth of HHS breach records for its report.

PHI is more valuable than credit cards: Time to get serious about data security!

News about data breaches in the healthcare sector continues unabated.

Childrens' Hospital apologizes for rogue employee breach

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Alberta Health Services is apologizing following a data breach at Alberta Children's Hospital.

New system aims to automate threat intelligence in health care industry

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A new system aimed at not only promoting threat intelligence in the health care industry, but automating it, was announced Wednesday.

FDA finalizes guidelines on medical device, patient data security

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The recommendations are aimed at providing better protecting patient health and data, as well as hoping device manufacturers take into account cybersecurity risks in the early stages of development.

Bridging the talent gap in health care

Bridging the talent gap in health care

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Cybercriminals are primarily after patient data as it really gets them more money.

Securing critical patient privacy & care: Visibility, control and response for healthcare providers

Healthcare IT professionals deal with an increasing array of critical security issues that involve privacy, BYOD and network access, managing live-saving medical devices, and ensuring compliance federal regulations.

Florida medical center hit with breach for third time in two years

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Aventura Hospital and Medical Center has reported a data breach for the third time in two years.

Congressman asks Issa for hearing on CHS breach

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The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee asked for a hearing to investigate the CHS breach.

Temple University patients impacted by possible breach

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The unencrypted desktop computer was stolen from a university physician's office in July.

Central Utah Clinic notifies over 30K patients of potential HIPAA breach

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The clinic is warning patients of a potential breach after an unauthorized party accessed a server.

CMS administrator to testify before committee on HealthCare.gov hack

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Administrator Marilyn Tavenner will have to testify in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Sept. 18.

More than 10K electronic medical records compromised at Houston health system

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An employee accessed medical records at Memorial Hermann Health System for nonprofessional purposes.

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