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.…

How Physicians can Avoid HIPAA Penalties in 2015

With the healthcare industry moving towards digitalization, the electronic health records even in protected formats are becoming increasingly attractive to the criminals of the cyber world. Not a day goes by without news articles published about hospitals or medical practitioners paying millions of dollars as penalties due to public exposure of the protected health information.…