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Cancer Care Group leaves unencrypted server backups in car, loses data on 55,000 patients and staff

Cancer Care Group leaves unencrypted server backups in car, loses data on 55,000 patients and staff

Indiana-based Cancer Care Group has lost server backups with data on 55,000 patients and staff from a parked car.

We have to ask, "Why would anyone, ever, leave an unencrypted laptop unattended in a car?"

State of Alaska fined $1.7 million for lax security protecting health records

State of Alaska fined $1.7 million for lax security protecting health records

The State of Alaska has been fined $1.7 million after losing a hard disk that may have contained electronic health records. The investigation by HHS into the loss led them to discover systememic security problems within the state.

SSCC 85 - FAA, Carberp arrests, RDP vulnerability and first HITECH fine

SSCC 85 - FFA, Carberp arrests, RDP vulnerability and first HITECH fine

In this week's episode John Shier joins Chet to discuss the review of electronic device usage on airplanes by the FAA, the arrests of the Carberp malware authors, the worm danger from the MS12-020 RDP vulberability and whether the time has come for encrypting more than just laptops and USB drives.

US health insurer fined $1.5m over 2009 data breach

US health insurer fined $1.5m over 2009 data breach

All healthcare providers and insurers need to know the onus is on them when it comes to training and securing personal information.

Stanford Hospital leaks 20,000 patient records

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Stanford hospital lost 20,000 sensitive records through a mistake made by a third party billing company. When will our electronic health records be properly safeguarded?