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Cyber Liability: Managing A Data Breach Incident

Posted on: February 9, 2018 by Chris Murray

This blog was originally published on February 3, 2015. It has been updated as of February 9, 2018. If a data breach were to occur—putting at risk the potential for sensitive, protected or confidential data (such as personal health information, personally identifiable information, trade secrets or intellectual property) to be viewed, stolen or used by […] Read More

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New Study Reveals Majority of Healthcare Organizations Lack Resources to Manage Data Breaches

Posted on: May 19, 2016 by Chris Murray

The “Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security” by the Ponemon Institute reveals that healthcare organizations have experienced an increased frequency of breaches. Many of them lack the money and resources to manage data breaches caused by evolving cyber threats, preventable mistakes, and other dangers. The study surveyed healthcare organizations and business associates (BA) to […] Read More

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Why It’s Crucial for Nursing Homes to Carry Cyber Liability Coverage

Posted on: May 12, 2016 by Chris Murray

On a number of occasions, we have written about the high-profile data breach cases that have made headline news – from Target and Home Depot to Anthem and Premera Blue Cross, among many others. However, it’s not only the newsmakers that are vulnerable to cyber attacks – any organization that stores its data digitally is […] Read More

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Heightened Cyber Security Guidelines Issued for Medical Devices in the Wake of Major Data Breaches

Posted on: April 29, 2016 by Chris Murray

In 2015, there were several major data breaches in the health care industry that resulted in more than 112 million records being compromised. As a result, the industry is facing heightened regulatory scrutiny around the issue of cyber security and preparedness, including for medical devices. First, you have the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, which requires […] Read More

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Inside the Costs of Data Breaches for Small Businesses

Posted on: December 28, 2015 by Caitlin Morgan

According to research conducted by Trustwave, 90% of data breaches impact small businesses. Moreover, when a breach occurs it kicks off a series of unavoidable and costly actions that range from forensic analysis to mandatory reporting requirements – expenses that can be addressed by a properly designed Cyber Liability insurance policy. Here we take a […] Read More

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Healthcare Industry Most Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

Posted on: September 21, 2015 by Caitlin Morgan

The recent news that New York health insurer, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, and its affiliates, were hit with a data breach in which hackers may have accessed the personal information of 10.5 million customers, again underscores the vulnerability of the healthcare industry to cyber attacks. In fact, according to the latest Breach Level Index from digital […] Read More

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Another Health Care Breach Shines Light on Cyber Risks

Posted on: June 16, 2015 by Caitlin Morgan

First there was news of Anthem’s massive data breach of nearly 80 million records, followed by Premera’s breach of 11 million records, and more recently of First BlueCross BlueShield in which a cyber attack affected an estimated 1.1 million people and the data compromise that affected 1,000 heart patients at Cleveland-based MetroHealth System. Now the […] Read More

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Criminal Attacks Primary Cause of Healthcare Data Breaches

Posted on: May 25, 2015 by Caitlin Morgan

Back in March, we wrote about how cyber criminals are increasingly targeting the healthcare industry with more sophisticated methods. Now, the recently released “Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data”, which is sponsored by ID Experts, backs up data we cited in our article. In fact, this report shows that, for […] Read More

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Disclosure, Notification Key When a Data Breach Occurs

Posted on: April 20, 2015 by Caitlin Morgan

The threat of a cyber attack is pervasive and affects all types of businesses, with healthcare organizations recently in the hot seat. There was the massive Anthem breach that affected 80 million individuals followed by the announcement that Premera Blue Cross was hit by a breach that may have affected 11 million current and former […] Read More

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New Study Reveals Healthcare Facilities and Expanded Cyber Liability Threats

Posted on: April 23, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

New Study Reveals Healthcare Facilities and Expanded Cyber Liability Threats A new study by the Ponemon Institute, an independent research firm on privacy, data protection and information security policy, reveals new and expanded threats to the security and privacy of patient information in the U.S. healthcare system. The “Fourth Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy […] Read More

Posted in: Healthcare Facilities