Healthcare Data Breaches Have Grown 125 Percent in Five Years

By | May 26th, 2015|Breach, Uncategorized|

There has been a noticeable uptick in the number of criminal attacks against healthcare facilities in the last five years. Ponemon recently released its Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy and Security of Healthcare Data, which shared a 125 percent increase in cyber attacks targeting healthcare data. The major shift in healthcare data breaches, according [...]

Proving Your Identity At The Doctor’s Office: An Imperfect System

By | October 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|

This guest blog post comes from Dr. Suzanne Barber, Director of the Center for Identity at The University of Texas at Austin. You can learn more about medical identity theft in our recent webinar on the topic, or check out our corresponding whitepaper and infographic.When you’re sitting in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, [...]

News Recap: Ebola Phishing and Malware

By | October 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Ebola has caught the attention of consumers, the media and now cyber criminals. According to ZDNet’s Violet Blue, the United States of Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) sent an alert for consumers to be on watch for email scams involving Ebola news as phishing bait. The alert stated, “Phishing emails may contain links that direct [...]

cyberSAFE Webinar Series Recap: Looking for a Cure for Medical Identity Theft

By | October 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

While stories about large-scale financial and retail breaches are making headlines on a regular basis, it is medical identity theft that should be taking center stage. Why? In 2013, the healthcare industry experienced more data breaches than ever before, accounting for 43% of all breaches that year.In the most recent edition of our cyberSAFE webinar [...]

A Look Inside Electronic Medical Records

By | October 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Medical identity theft is not a new topic; however the rise of the amount of cases in the healthcare industry is starting to cast a shadow on the healthcare industry. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, medical identity theft accounted for 43 percent of all identity theft cases in 2013. Additionally, the FBI recently [...]

Celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month by Protecting Your Health Information

By | October 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|

This guest blog post is a part of our cyberSAFE blog series focusing on medical identity theft and health IT topics. It comes to us from Kara Wright, the Digital Media Coordinator for the National Cyber Security Alliance. She assists the operation and development of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. and National Cyber Security Awareness Month [...]

#cyberSAFEchat: Let’s Talk Medical ID Theft and Health IT

By | October 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Medical identity theft is a growing risk for patients and the medical industry. Ponemon Research found that in 2012 and 2013, 90 percent of healthcare organizations exposed or lost patient data. The industry has seen more than 200 breach incidents in 2014 alone. And to top it all off, medical identity theft victims estimate the [...]

News Recap: FDA Establishes Cyber Security Guidelines for Medical Devices

By | October 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released cyber security guidelines for medical devices this week, recommending that manufacturers consider and submit cybersecurity risks associated with the medical device of their making and provide ways to mitigate risk via operating system and software updates.USA Today’s Elizabeth Weise reported that the Director of Emergency Preparedness at [...]

News Recap: Two Healthcare Cybersecurity Systems Breached

By | September 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

According to USA Today contributor Steve Weisman, and Community Health Systems have experienced recent data breaches. Last week, officials said they learned that, the site that “hosts the federal insurance exchange on which millions of American have purchased health insurance,” was breached earlier in July, reported TIME’s Denver Nicks. During further investigation, it [...]

cyberSAFE Webinar Series: Looking for a Cure for Medical Identity Theft

By | September 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Our cyberSAFE series is back with another free webinar: join us October 21, 2014 at 12 PM CT to discuss medical identity theft and the rapidly approaching Electronic Medical Records Mandate.Many consumers are unaware of medical identity theft and the harm it can cause – both to their wallet and their health – yet this [...]

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