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HIPAA Updates

April 2018 Healthcare Data Breach Report

April was a terrible month as the healthcare sector suffered from an increased number of data breaches and the persons impacted compared to March. The Department of Health and Human Services acquired 41 submissions of […]

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HIPAA Updates

Healthcare Data Breach Analysis for March 2018

The number of healthcare data breaches increased month-over-month. In March 2018, HIPAA covered entities reported 29 security breaches. February 2018 had 25 breach incidents. Though the number of reported data breaches increased in March, there […]

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State Attorneys General Oppose the DATAS Act

Almost all states in the U.S. have their own data breach notification legislation. Now, there are new federal regulations being proposed that could render state level laws obsolete. The Data Acquisition and Technology Accountability and […]

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Ransomware Attacks in 2017 Increased by 62%

Anti-malware firm Malwarebytes released a new report covering ransomware attacks up to the end of November 2017. Ransomware attacks increased by 62%, because criminal gangs and cybercriminals use them to make money quickly. Since September […]