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How Much Will a Healthcare Data Breach Cost Your Company?

Healthcare data breaches have a large impact on the companies that are attacked. Not only do they cause a financial crisis and upset, but also they also affect the reputation your company has built. See the statistics of healthcare data breach below and learn how you can keep your company protected by implementing an Incidence … Continued

4 Elements of a Strong Security Policy

An effective security management program relies on various moving parts in a concerted effort to build a formidable organizational security posture.  At the foundation of this comprehensive program must be strong documented security policies that reflect the risk appetite of your organization, while providing relevant meaningful direction and value to your organization’s workforce.   What … Continued

Ensure HIPAA Compliance by Updating Malware Protection Software

The easiest way to avoid being the victim of a computer virus or malware that can steal or hold hostage your valuable information is to not make yourself vulnerable in the first place. Just like home security, thieves will look for the unlocked door or the house without a security system. There are too many easy targets … Continued

Will Healthcare Ransomware Attacks Increase in 2019?

Consumers were singled out in the early days of ransomware, but now ransomware distributors have no problem directing their malicious efforts toward much larger groups, locking organizations out of key systems and demanding a hefty fee that often doesn’t provide full accessibility once paid. Attacks targeting healthcare providers have become an increasingly regular occurrence over … Continued

AdventHealth: Healthcare Data Breach Goes Undetected for Over a Year

On March 10, 2019, nearly 42,000 patients who have trusted AdventHealth with their personally identifiable information (PII) and health information will be formally notified that this data has been compromised—for more than sixteen months. The Data Breach In late December, officials from Florida’s AdventHealth Medical Group Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine finally found the hacker’s footprint, … Continued

Four Steps to Prevent Anarchyware

Background: Just a few months ago, in an office far from the U.S. mainland, a contractor clicked open a seemingly innocuous email and it began. Senior management at a well-known company awoke to their worst nightmare: systems all over their network infrastructure were locked up while employees and customers alike were already screaming for a solution … Continued

Watch for Dangerous Ransomware in Attachments and Links

Malware and ransomware attacks are nothing new. But tactics are evolving. Platforms once thought impervious, like Mac computers, are now being targeted along with our smartphones and tablets. Clever New Scams The old Nigerian bank scam is joked about today. But hackers are using new ruses that are not really any more clever, just maybe unexpected. Common … Continued

HIPAA Compliance: Know what’s coming in 2017

Did you know that as of January 2017, there have been more than 1,800 sizeable security breaches of healthcare information? Each of these 1,800 breaches disclosed the patient information of more than 500 people at a time. All of these cases can be viewed on the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) website. How can … Continued

Update Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software for HIPAA Compliance

The easiest way to avoid being the victim of a computer virus or malware that can steal or hold hostage your valuable information is to not make yourself vulnerable in the first place. Just like home security, thieves will look for the unlocked door or the house without a security system. There are too many easy targets … Continued

Incomplete Risk Assessment Could Void Cyber Security Insurance Policies

I recently came across an interesting case of denial of cybersecurity insurance coverage that I believe should serve as a warning for healthcare organizations and for many of Loricca’s clients. Following a 2013 breach of patient information, the Cottage Health hospital network paid over $4 million in a class action settlement. The provider of Cottage Health’s cybersecurity … Continued

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