Cybersecurity Insurance – Will it pay when I get breached?

As a disclaimer, we are not an insurance company or insurance specialist.  We're a Cyber-Security firm that specializes in HIPAA compliance.  We strongly encourage our clients to purchase cyber-breach insurance.  We regularly blog on healthcare cyber security and compliance, often citing cyber-breach statistics.  It's likely you've been breached or will be breached in the near future.  So, it only makes good business sense to protect the investment you've made building your practice and transfer all ...

There is no way to stop a data breach

If you have been reading the news, you know cyber-breaches are getting out of control.  A recent article contained a statement of truth from Daniel Marvin, Cybersecurity Attorney, Stern & Montana.  He states “There is no way to stop a data breach. Hackers are smart, they are well-funded and they are relentless. You really can't build a firewall high enough to keep them out.” He's absolutely correct.  You MUST understand that preventative security measures reduce break-ins, but cannot s ...

The Breach is Only The Beginning

The scary thing about a cyber breach, is according to reports (Fire Eye Report), 97% of all networks have been breached. Think about that for a moment and realize that there is a good chance that your organizations network has been breached at some point. Now whether that breach was successful at gaining sensitive data, like ePHI, or not it is hard to tell. Which in its self is even more concerning than the fact that you had been breached. You just don't know and that is bad! You want to know what is tr ...

29 Million Health Records Exposed in 4 Years

If you had any shred of doubt that health care data breaches are a legitimate and major problem, those doubts have been laid to rest. Medical researchers published a study (link) showing that an astounding 29.1 million health records were compromised between 2010 and 2013. That DOES NOT INCLUDE the major breaches in 2014 and early 2015!! The majority of them (58%) were exposed through theft, but the rest were through hacks and un-authorized access. Providers are not happy, as seen in the opinion pi ...