The new Building Security in Maturity Model (BSIMM) study, BSIMM6, found healthcare organizations scored much lower than their counterparts in the financial services, independent software vendor and consumer electronics industries, when it comes to internal software security programs and practices.
Partners HealthCare fell victim to a phishing scam that allowed attackers access to email accounts that contained sensitive patient information.
Surely we still cannot be falling victim to phishing emails! If you look at the latest breaches in the health care industry, you will quickly see that this is exactly what is happening. In the breach aftermath, most of these breaches are deemed as “sophisticated attacks,” but we can’t possibly be categorizing phishing as “sophisticated” now, right?
Denver Pharmacy Ignores HIPAA Privacy Rule, Fined $125K
Pharmacy is fined after failing to physically secure paper records with patient information and failing to comply with other HIPAA Privacy requirements.
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HIPAA Compliance Audits Remain on Hold
Discussions at the HIMSS 2015 Conference hinted at phase 2 of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) HIPAA compliance audits after being delayed last year. The first phase of audits was completed in 2012 and involved 115 entities.