TRICARE in Trouble Again- More Lawsuits to Face

For TRICARE, the aftermath of last year’s massive breach incident has proved to be an ongoing nightmare. Being the largest health information breach reported since the HIPAA breach notification rule came into effect in September 2009, the TRICARE breach has repeatedly attracted aggressive legal action.  Nearly 4.9 million beneficiaries were affected by the breach, and…

Combat IT Nightmares

Popular culture is filled with terrifying creatures and beings that haunt the dreams of children at night. Whether it is a ghost or demon or a villain like Freddy Krueger, there is always the common theme of a seemingly unstoppable entity that can inflict damage on whoever it wishes. In the real world of healthcare,…

Anthem Breach Sounds Security Alarms against Data Hackers

The health insurer Anthem Inc., which manages Blue Cross plans across a dozen states, recently announced that a hacking incident has compromised a database containing personal information of nearly 80 million individuals worldwide. Anthem believes that the unencrypted compromised information could include current and former members? and employees? names, birthdates, medical IDs/Social Security Numbers, Street…

Keeping Up President Obama’s Data breach Plan

The increasing number of data breaches from cyber criminals across various enterprises have brought in large scale loss of personal information besides financial losses and brand erosion. Even as technological growth helped governments across nations improve their communication and governance levels multi-fold, the cyber security breaches have pressurized them to work on security policy changes.…

Sony Pictures Employee Data Breach – Valued lessons for the Digital World

The modern enterprises with their digital presence handle a variety of digital data from structured data, textual data such as reports, contracts and emails besides technical drawings, and multimedia. The most dangerous threats faced by them today are therefore the leakage of confidential data. Defined as an unauthorized transfer of sensitive data from an organization…