The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has agreed to pay $1.7 million to settle a HIPAA case stemming from a relatively small breach. Federal authorities listed numerous security shortcomings at the department, which oversees Medicaid in the state.
Brokers and insurers have upped their marketing efforts to get enterprises to purchase cyber insurance, even though policies could be risky for sellers and buyers. See 10 considerations you should mull before buying cyber insurance.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York is notifying 880 patients that some of their personal information may have been exposed when it was inadvertently embedded in PowerPoint charts posted on two websites.
If you'd like to avoid being subjected to a federally mandated biennial data security audit for the next 20 years, you might want to make sure no one in your organization is using peer-to-peer networks.