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What HIPAA Misses: Healthcare’s Patient Privacy Issue

by Kristen Hicks | April 12, 2022 | Data & Cybersecurity, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Healthcare, Industry Verticals

Data privacy is a fraught subject in any industry. But in healthcare, the stakes are especially high. Many consumers have made (at least some degree of) peace with trading personal data for the convenience of entertainment offered by their favorite apps. But people aren’t necessarily willing to ma ....

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The Evolving Threat Landscape and New Challenges for Healthcare Security

June 7, 2017 | Cyberattacks, Cybersecurity, Data & Cybersecurity, Healthcare, Industry Verticals

  In this series, Shared Assessments Advisory Board Committee member Ken Peterson talks about managing cyber risk in the Healthcare space. We look forward to hearing more on this topic from Ken and the NH-ISAC at the 10th Annual Shared Assessments Summit. Q&A Series – Part 1As a sea ....

Three Tips for Business Associates Outside the Healthcare Industry

June 23, 2015 | Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Healthcare, Industry Verticals, Public Policy

Some business associates (BAs) have been around a long time serving all or mostly healthcare clients. For those companies, the ins and outs of the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule of 2013—which expanded the definition of a BA and added new requirements—may be old hat. But many other companies outside t ....

New Study: Healthcare Vendors Challenged with Security Healthcare Data

May 18, 2015 | Healthcare, Industry Verticals, Security

The Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data, by the Ponemon Institute and ID Experts was announced and we wanted to share some interesting findings. For the first time, Covered Entities and Business Associates were surveyed, revealing the differences and similarities th ....

Healthcare Breaches Take Another Little Piece of My Heart

October 6, 2014 | Data Breach, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Healthcare, PHI

I was recently in the car listening to Janis Joplin’s “Take Another Little Piece of My Heart,” and it triggered a conversation I had a while ago with a banking executive regarding the similarities and differences between financial and health data breaches. While we agreed that financial breach ....