Blackbaud Ransomware Victim Count Climbing New Article by Marianne Kolbasuk McGee @ Healthcare Info Security - 9/9/2020 gives an update on the Blackbaud Ransomware incident and the breaches that have been reported to date from partners. From the article, "A snapshot Wednesday of the federal health data breach tally shows at least eight organizations - [...]
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https://healthitsecurity.com/news/labcorp-hit-with-shareholder-lawsuit-over-2-separate-data-breaches May 5, 2020 - As reported by HealthITSecurity LabCorp is being sued by one of its shareholders as a result of 3 breaches starting in 2018, the largest, in part the result of the actions of one of their business associates, American Medical Collection Agency. LabCorp was one of multiple covered entities impacted by [...]
http://healthitsecurity.com/news/ocr-permits-business-associates-to-share-patient-data-during-covid-19 April 03, 2020 - "The Office for Civil Rights will waive penalties for HIPAA noncompliance against providers or business associates over the good faith use and disclosure of protected health information during the Coronavirus, or COVID-19 pandemic." While this is a very appropriate exception under the current circumstances, Business Associates need to remain diligent [...]
April 3, 2020 Alert from the Office of Civil Rights List Serve: "Individual Posing as OCR Investigator" It has come to OCR’s attention that an individual posing as an OCR Investigator has contacted HIPAA covered entities in an attempt to obtain protected health information (PHI). The individual identifies themselves on the telephone as an OCR [...]
On Tuesday 3/31 - Cyber Trust Alliance Co-Founder Randy Steinle was interviewed by Stuart Crawford, Managing Partner at Ulistic LP on his podcast, "The MSP Guy". Stuart and Randy discussed the state of Compliance and Cyber Security in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic. https://www.blogtalkradio.com/themspshow/2020/03/31/coronavirus-stories-from-the-front-line--cybersecurity-compliance-more
NIST Drafts Guidelines for Coping with Ransomware - February 8, 2020 - Great article posted by HealthcareInfoSecurity Enews <email@example.com> - regarding two draft guidelines released by NIST for discussion and comment on coping with ransomware. I highly recommend reviewing this article and the referenced draft guidelines from NIST as this is one of the biggest [...]