HIPAA / HITECH And Business Associates: 20% Of All Public Breaches.

In an article titled “Updating the Breach Scorecard,” Howard Anderson notes that in more than 20%  of cases, Business Associates (BA) were at the center of data breaches involving 500 or more patients (since the HHS started publicizing such incidents in 2010).  The use of laptop encryption software and other data protection solutions provides safe […] read more

USB Drive Encryption: UK Rochdale Council Breach Affects 18,000.

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council has been reprimanded by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for the loss of a USB drive.  The device contained personal information and was not guarded with data encryption software like AlertBoot. 18,000 Affected The missing device contained names, addresses, and council payment details.  Bank account details and other data were […] read more