[ Monday, September 12, 2011 ]


Stanford Data Breach: Data left online unintentionally leads to a data breach involving 20,000 ER patients at Stanford Hospital. The data included no SSNs or birth dates, which is good, but did include name and diagnosis, which isn't. What is odd is that the data made it from a Stanford vendor to the "Student of Fortune" website as an example of how to convert data into a graph. But the biggest lesson is that data that is leaked or lost unknowingly might be a long-term breach -- this data was online and freely available on the internet for almost a year.

Jeff [8:58 AM]

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