October 2022 Healthcare Breach Report

Each month, we review healthcare breaches posted on the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) online breach portal to determine the leading causes and how the incidents could have been prevented. The OCR publicly posts healthcare breaches that affected 500 or more individuals to ensure that all affected patients know their information could have been potentially compromised. At least 6,242,589 records containing patients' [...]

2022-11-23T13:26:19-05:00November 23rd, 2022|

Cybersecurity Response Plans and CIRCIA

In March 2022, President Joe Biden signed the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022 (CIRCIA). This new law will likely trigger changes to the cybersecurity response plans of many organizations. While there is not currently a standard to enforce, healthcare providers and the companies that provide support services to them will be affected by this new law.  CIRCIA Background [...]

2022-11-17T17:03:29-05:00November 14th, 2022|

September 2022 Healthcare Breach Report

Each month, we review healthcare breaches posted on the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) online breach portal to determine the leading causes and how the incidents could have been prevented. The OCR publicly posts healthcare breaches that affected 500 or more individuals to ensure that all affected patients know their information could have been potentially compromised. Covered entities, like healthcare providers and [...]

2022-10-31T11:50:19-04:00October 24th, 2022|

August 2022 Healthcare Breach Report

Each month, we review healthcare breaches to determine the leading cause and how the incidents could have been prevented. We do so by examining the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) online breach portal. The OCR publicly posts healthcare breaches that affected 500 or more individuals to ensure that all affected patients know their information could have been potentially compromised. Business associates had [...]

2022-09-16T14:07:29-04:00September 16th, 2022|

July 2022 Healthcare Breach Report

Each month, we review healthcare breaches to determine the leading cause and how the incidents could have been prevented. We do so by examining the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) online breach portal. The OCR publicly posts healthcare breaches that affected 500 or more patients to ensure that all affected patients know their information could have been potentially compromised. July proved to [...]

2022-08-22T14:33:31-04:00August 22nd, 2022|

IBM Cost of a Data Breach Report 2022 Comes to Shocking Conclusion

Each year IBM works with Ponemon Institute to research breaches across several sectors of the economy. For the 12th consecutive year, healthcare breaches had the highest price tag. According to the IBM Cost of a Data Breach Report 2022, the average cost of a healthcare data breach has skyrocketed to $10.1 million. This is an increase of 9.4% from 2021 and an astronomical increase of 41.6% [...]

2022-07-29T15:12:45-04:00July 29th, 2022|

June 2022 Healthcare Breach Report

Each month, we review healthcare breaches to determine the leading cause and how the incidents could have been prevented. We do so by examining the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) online breach portal. The OCR publicly posts healthcare breaches that affected 500 or more patients to ensure that all affected patients know their information could have been potentially compromised. June was another [...]

2022-07-22T09:32:38-04:00July 22nd, 2022|

Eye Care Leaders Breach: Ransomware Attack Claims New Victims

In early December of 2021, Eye Care Leaders (Eye Care), an electronic medical record vendor supplying business associate services to eye care providers across the country, discovered it had incurred a data breach. The breach quickly disabled systems.  The intruder accessed compromised information, including name, address, phone numbers, health insurance information, and medical information related to eye care services - protected health [...]

2022-06-29T15:29:27-04:00June 29th, 2022|

May 2022 Healthcare Breach Report

Each month, we review healthcare breaches to determine the leading cause and how the incidents could have been prevented. We do so by examining the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) online breach portal. The OCR publicly posts healthcare breaches that affected 500 or more patients to ensure that all affected patients know their information could have been potentially compromised. May was another [...]

2022-06-24T16:31:59-04:00June 22nd, 2022|