It is all About Your Written Policies and Procedures

“… It’s really not about patient data security,” Larry Ponemon, founder of the Ponemon Institute, told InformationWeek Healthcare. “Things aren’t getting better – they’re getting worse.” Since the beginning of 2010, Ponemon Institute has seen an increase of over 36% in data security threats to healthcare organizations. “Almost every hospital [surveyed] suffered one data breach, and 45% suffered more than …

Walgreens to pay $1.44 million over HIPAA violation

From Indy Star News written by Tim Evans A Marion County jury Friday awarded a woman $1.44 million after finding Walgreens and a pharmacist violated her privacy when the pharmacist looked up and shared the woman’s prescription history. The lawsuit filed in Marion Superior Court spun out of a tangled relationship between the pharmacist, her husband and the man’s ex-girlfriend. …

3 Things You Need to Know About Third-Party Security Risks

In doing due diligence with your business’ security policies, it’s extremely important to make sure you understand every possible risk to your customers’ data. Here are 3 things you need to know about third-party security risks. Third-Party Security Risks 1. Your business is on the hook for third-party data breaches Despite whatever policies you may have laid out, your business …

The Hidden Security Dangers of Your Office Copier

Most discussions of office security typically involve shredding documents, securing hard drives, and making a security plan for phones and other personal devices. Focusing too much on any of these, however, can lead businesses to forget about a security threat that usually goes unnoticed: the office copier. Facts About Office Copiers: Copiers are computers, too: Perhaps the most obvious of …