[ Monday, December 28, 2015 ]


100 Million Health Records Hacked.  While the greatest number of breach incidents are still carelessness and stupidity (lost or stolen laptops, phones, flash drives, etc., and employee greed or curiosity), the rise of the medical data hack is what's pushed the number of affected individuals so high.

Hackers gonna hack, and you don't need to be a particularly big player to become a target, so you better have (i) protections in place to keep hackers out in the first place (perimeter security) and (ii) a means to determine if they are in already (usage and activity monitoring).  Nobody expects you to be perfect, and if you can prove that you took reasonable precautions (and are definitely able to "show your work"), you're much more likely to avoid a fine.  

Jeff [12:43 PM]

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