Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Unencrypted Device Breaches Persist

Health Data Breach Tally Shows String of Theft Incidents

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Although hacker attacks have dominated headlines in recent months, a snapshot of the federal tally of major health data breaches shows that stolen unencrypted devices continue to be a common breach cause, although these incidents usually affect far fewer patients.

See Also: The Enterprise at Risk: The 2015 State of Mobility Security

As of June 23, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights' "wall of shame" website of health data breaches affecting 500 or more individuals showed 1,251 incidents affecting nearly 134.9 million individuals.

Those totals have grown from 1,213 breaches affecting 133.2 million individuals in an April 29 snapshot . . . Read more: http://bit.ly/1BAy0sw

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