According to the Department of Health and Human Services, business associates have been involved in more than 20 percent of the major breaches reported to federal authorities since 2009. And some of the largest breaches, in particular, have involved BAs. So when it comes to breach prevention, it's clear that they have plenty of work to do.
McMillan is co-founder and CEO of CynergisTek Inc., a firm specializing in information security and regulatory compliance. He has more than 30 years of federal and private sector experience in managing and delivering information security services and is chair of the HIMSS Privacy and Security Steering Committee.