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Confusion about privacy law complicates ID theft cases
Medical identity theft has been compared to the wild west for hackers. The crime is largely new and uncharted territory and happens when someone steals an individual’s personal information to obtain health care. Medical Identity theft is a lot like […]
Informed, empowered employees can be your best defense in shielding sensitive information When it comes to protecting your organization’s most sensitive data, it can be easy to focus on the role of technology. While technical controls are indeed essential, they […]
Medical identity theft and medical fraud are on the rise and you could be the main cause! COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) In a February study by the Ponemon Institute – which conducts independent research on information security – 2.3 million adults […]
One in six million people will become the victim of medical identity theft in the next five years. Bryan Laskin joined 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS’ Tom Durian to talk about ways to prevent becoming a victim of the largest growing form […]
As cyber attacks rise, hospitals seek to protect medical records
Amid a flurry of cyber attacks in which hackers have demanded ransom payments from health systems, a top executive at Northwell Health met with FBI officials and federal prosecutors on Wednesday to discuss how law enforcement can help combat this […]
Henry Ford Health makes bold IT restructuring to secure IoT and medical devices
Security chief Meredith Phillips says the health system reorganized internally to more effectively manage and secure 60,000 medical and Internet of Things devices, and to strongly position itself to handle evolving threats, such as ransomware. Henry Ford Health System is […]
There is one particular kind of identity theft that has increased 125 percent in just the past few years. Your medical records and insurance information are each made up of important details about your identity and thieves are looking for […]
Hackers and data thieves are targeting the healthcare industry — including dental practices — at an increasing rate. Recent studies show the following: Out of five industry categories, the medical/healthcare industry had the most data breaches in 2014 — for […]
Henry Ford’s Meredith Phillips Named ‘PHI Hero’
Recognized for developing an innovative approach to data breach response. Meredith Phillips, chief information privacy & security officer at Henry Ford Health System in Michigan, was presented the PHI Hero Award at the 2016 PHI Protection Network Conference in Philadelphia […]
Cybercriminals increasingly are using stolen medical records for other types of identity theft beyond health-care fraud, including filing fraudulent tax returns. Last year, almost 100 million health-care records were compromised, making them a hacker’s No. 1 target, according to a […]
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