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According to the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, the insider threat remains the greatest threat to healthcare providers
Healthcare is the only industry, across nine surveyed, in which internal actors are the biggest threat to an organization. Human error remains a major contributor to healthcare risks.
Nearly 58% of the sector’s breaches were caused by internal threat actors, while 42% were caused by external risks.
Tech support scams last year resulted in $15 million in losses, an increase of 86% over 2016, according to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
In 2017, IC3 received approximately 11,000 complaints related to tech support fraud. The claimed losses amounted to nearly $15 million. While a majority of tech support fraud involves victims in the United States, IC3 has received complaints from victims in 85 different countries.
Conducting a security risk analysis is a required measure for all HIPAA covered entities. Eligible professionals must conduct or review a security risk analysis for each reporting period to ensure the privacy and security of their patients’ protected health information.
The latest HIPAA Audit Program results found that 83% of covered entities failed to perform an adequate SRA. Additionally, 94% failed to establish or maintain an information security risk management plan. Failure to perform a risk assessment or conducting an insufficient risk assessment is the leading cause of failing a HIPAA audit.
A Fresno State hard drive containing personal data for about 15,000 people was stolen in January, the university said Tuesday.
The hard drive was reported missing on January 12, a theft the school believes took place in late December in a break-in at the school’s athletic department while the campus was closed for winter break.