Healthcare Organization Fined Over Medical Records

Medical Organization Fined Over Patient Medical Records

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced it was taking action against Korunda Medical, a pain management provider. HIPAA, the law mandating and enumerating a patient’s right to privacy, was … Continue Reading

FIPS Encryption in Healthcare

FIPS-Level Encryption Means Higher Security for Healthcare

Encryption alone stands as a vital layer of protection for your sensitive data, but encryption that is FIPS validated brings a whole new level of government-approved security. Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are standards set forth by the U.S. government … Continue Reading

Germany GDPR Fine for 1&1

Germany Imposes Largest GDPR Fine To Date

Germany’s Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI) has slapped a $10.65 million fine on 1&1 Telecommunications, a major mobile services company. The fine is the largest to date for a violation of the General Data Protection … Continue Reading

Encryption Backdoor for Law Enforcement

Congress Warns Tech Companies About Encryption Backdoors

Recently, the federal government issued a staunch warning to technology companies: if you don’t regulate encryption, we will. Encryption is a form of protection that scrambles data so that it can only be accessed by authorized individuals. Law enforcement agencies … Continue Reading

Importance of Encryption in Healthcare

Importance of Encryption in the Healthcare Sector

Protected Health Information (PHI) is the glue that holds a healthcare system together. Electronic health records include insurance information, proper dosage amounts for medicine, and other personal information. The digital age of healthcare allows for easy access to this information … Continue Reading

HIPAA Violation Cost Encryption

The True Cost of a HIPAA Violation in Healthcare

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was created to ensure healthcare data is safeguarded and patient privacy is protected. Violating this act not only costs the healthcare industry thousands of dollars in violation fees but puts … Continue Reading

Encrypted Drives Home Healthcare Data

Protecting Home Healthcare Patient Data

With healthcare costs constantly on the rise, many hospital systems are strategizing on ways to provide treatment to patients in their own homes. One study from the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine states that only about 11% of ER visits … Continue Reading

Healthcare Ransomware Protection

Ransomware Statistics in the Healthcare Industry

The idea of ransomware is frightening enough, but in the healthcare industry, not having access to patient information puts lives on the line. Ransomware is the practice of a cybercriminal holding data hostage, eliminating access to the information. The files … Continue Reading

Microsoft GDPR Cloud Privacy

Microsoft Overhauls Cloud Contracts for Privacy

The Microsoft company recently announced that it was altering the terms of its commercial cloud contracts after European Union data protection authorities aired privacy concerns. The changes will be put in place globally and will apply to all Microsoft customers … Continue Reading

Healthcare Data Breaches with Unencrypted Devices

Unencrypted Hardware Common Among Healthcare Data Breaches

Statistics on healthcare data breaches are staggering. Since the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) created a mandate for the reporting of such breaches in 2009, the number of data breaches has increased from 199 in 2010 to 365 … Continue Reading