Category: HIPAA

Healthcare Data – An Ounce of Prevention is Worth A Pound Of Cure

Posted By: Michael Rothschild, @mjrothschild
20 Mar
Categories : Access Control, Application Encryption, Encryption, Encryption Key Management, HIPAA, HITECH            Leave a comment           

Code Blue For Your Healthcare Data Few look forward to a doctor’s visit. Unfortunately, this is more the case than ever before, and it is not because of what you might think. Today, patients worry about the information they may have to divulge at the doctor’s office and where it might end up. They say that the best way to stay healthy is to not go to the doctor at all and alarmingly it may also be the best way […]

The Anthem Data Breach—Assumptions and Allegations Abound

Posted By: charles, @chvrles (Twitter)
09 Feb
Categories : Data Breach, Data Breach Disclosure, HIPAA, HITECH            1Comments           

I’m writing this blog on Monday, February 9th, late afternoon with a very full stomach. Last week we launched Vormetric Tokenization with Dynamic Data Masking and today we took the engineers out for a big lunch to celebrate. Now feeling full and contemplative, I thought I’d join the club and write about the big industry news: Anthem’s massive loss of customer and employee data. ClickToTweet: Anthem Data Breach – Allegations and Assumption Abound @cvrles #DefenderOfData A lot’s happened since […]

28 Aug

As we’re winding down to the end of VMworld today, now is a good time to summarize some of the key data security trends we’re seeing at the event. The first is that data, and the security of data within VMware clouds and environments, is now a hot topic. Not only did VMware announce a set of critical features tied to enhancing data security in today’s environment of “deperimeterization” for networks with the release of NSX 6.1, but the topic […]

24 Apr
Categories : Big Data, Data Protection, Data Security, Encryption, HIPAA, HITECH            1Comments            Tags: , ,

Cloudera recently announced the general availability of Cloudera HADOOP Version 5 (CDH 5), also dubbed as the “Enterprise Data Hub”.   Vormetric is proud and pleased that we have once again successfully certified Vormetric Data Security for Cloudera HADOOP. This further strengthens our partnership and demonstrates our commitment to mutual customers. With a recent investment of one billion dollars in Cloudera and Hortonworks, the two leading HADOOP distribution companies, the market has validated the potential market size (rumored to be about […]

Categories : Data Encryption, Data Protection, HIPAA, HITECH            Leave a comment           

As I see the seemingly endless reports of breaches it does seem obvious that progress in the protection of healthcare still lags. HIPAA HITECH certainly have spurred some action, but it’s obvious that the protection tactics aren’t sufficient to protect against the data thieves and hackers. And for the most part, the industry has begun moving towards more robust data protection strategies, as opposed to implementing point solutions. But the numbers mentioned by Office of Civil Rights at HHS, 50,000 […]

An Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure

Posted By: Tina Stewart, @socialTIS
14 May
Categories : Data Encryption, HIPAA, HITECH, Key Management            Leave a comment           

The recent Blue Cross Blue Shield Data Breach highlights an often overlooked risk to data; that of recycled, or unused hardware which is in storage. In the BCBS example, 57 hard drives were stolen from a secure locker at a former call center location. The theft was not believed to have targeted the data but rather was the result of a burglar looking for hardware to steal and resell. Unfortunately for Blue Cross Blue Shield, the result was the same. […]

Compliance & Security: Tomato, To-mah-to?

Posted By: Tina Stewart, @socialTIS
02 Apr
Categories : HIPAA, HITECH, PCI DSS, State Data Breach Notification            Leave a comment           

The very cleverly titled story on CSO Online “Barclays Contactless Card Users Exposed to Fraud” appears to suggest that Barclay Card’s Near Field Communication (NFC) cards are ‘vulnerable’ as the data is stored ‘unencrypted’. According to the story, using an NFC enabled smartphone, ViaForensics was able to capture the NFC data from the card. This data was subsequently used to make purchases through several merchants that were not using required fraud controls. When asked, Barclays stated that they were “in […]