February 26, 2020

Given the current state of cyber risk, cyber liability insurance is increasingly becoming an essential element in the overall risk management strategy for many businesses. However, the language used in these policies can be complex, and it may not be easy for businesse...

February 26, 2020

Now this is a situation you hope never to find yourself in. But it is always best to be prepared. So, how do you move forward after a breach and handle notification of affected parties?

Under the HIPAA Breach Notification rule, covered entities, following a breach of un...

January 7, 2020

Undoubtedly, you've heard and been concerned about recent tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran. This tension can hit close to home in a multitude of ways. Yesterday, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) -- a divisio...

December 11, 2019

A recent Wall Street Journal article has brought the issue of health data privacy to the forefront. Democratic representatives are asking Google and Alphabet to outline how the tech giant uses the health data it collects, as well as the security measures in place to pr...

November 5, 2019

A U.S district court judge in New Jersey has tentatively approved a $195,000 settlement with Quest Diagnostics, which would resolve a class-action lawsuit filed after a 2016 cyberattack on the vendor breached the personal and medical data of 34,000 patients. Quest join...

October 25, 2019

Miami-based Jackson Health System (JHS) paid the Office for Civil Rights a civil monetary penalty of $2.15 million for multiple HIPAA violations between 2013 and 2016, the agency announced today. Describing Jackson Health’s HIPAA compliance program as in ‘disarray,’ OC...

September 11, 2019

 

Kaseya®, the leading provider of complete IT infrastructure management solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and internal IT organizations, today announced a $10 million investment in its compliance business unit, as reported by Yahoo Finance. The division fo...

August 29, 2019

When it comes to protecting medical information, the government doesn’t give room for excuses. Armed with HIPAA regulations, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has settled millions of dollars against violators.

Th...

August 19, 2019

The Office for Civil Rights in the US Department of Health and Human Services (OCR) recently announced a $3 Million settlement with a diagnostic medical imaging company related to potential violations of the HIPAA Security and Breach Notification Rules. This settlement...

August 16, 2019

According to a recent study by medRxiv, while efforts to digitize medical records and let patients access information through their phone or a patient portal are ongoing, more than half of providers sampled in a recent study failed to comply with the HIPAA right of acc...