Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sophos announced as leaders in Gartner’s MQ for Mobile Data Protection

Sophos is the only IT security company to be positioned as a Leader in these three Magic Quadrants: Unified Threat Management (UTM), Mobile Data Protection and Endpoint Protection Platforms.

Data Integrity strongly recommends that a health care covered entity implements encryption, data protection and other safe guards to meet the new Omnibus regulations.   Willful neglect can be extremely costly.  Solutions are not that expensive and can be easily implemented.  Sam

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Breach round-up: Theft of unencrypted laptops exposes PHI

Three separate organizations recently reported the theft of unencrypted laptops, which resulted in the disclosure of PHI of numerous patients. Let’s take a look at each case:

Healthcare covered entities should consider implementing encryption on all devices.

Investigation Reveals Veterans Administration Privacy Breaches

Jaclyn Fitzgerald, Associate editor
Veteran’s Administration (VA) employees or contractors are responsible for 14,215 HIPAA privacy violations at 167 facilities from 2010 to May 31, 2013,according to a recent Pittsburgh Tribune-Review investigation. The violations affected at least 101,018 veterans and 551 VA employees, the newspaper reported.