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Off to a Fast Start

Posted in Data Breach, Executive Order, Federal Legislation, HIPAA, HITECH, Mandiant

In addition to the near-daily reports of more breaches, new laws and controversial workplace privacy issues, there have been 3 significant developments involving cyber and privacy already in 2013. 1. On January 17, 2013 the Department of Health and Human Services released its final “omnibus” rule in relation to HIPAA, effective March 26, 2013. The… Continue Reading

What Will 2013 Bring In Privacy/Insurance Issues? (Part I)

Posted in 2013 Predictions, Cyber Terrorism, Federal Legislation, HIPAA, Hurricane Sandy, Insurance

Predicting the future is a risky business (not entirely unlike insurance) but here are a few of the issues we think will be significant  in 2013. 1. Hurricane Sandy: With acknowledgement of the human suffering this disaster caused, we believe it also will impact cyber/privacy and insurance in several ways.  First, it should provide a heightened awareness of… Continue Reading

Business Insurance’s Judy Greenwald quotes Celeste King

Posted in Federal Legislation, Uncategorized

Celeste King was recently quoted by Business Insurance’s Judy Greenwald in her article “Federal cyber legislation could simplify state laws.”  The article addresses the need for federal legislation in addition to pitfalls of various state legislation.  You can read the article here.

Healthcare Organizations still “under the weather” according to Ponemon’s Second Annual Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security

Posted in Cyber Breach, Damages, Data Breach, Federal Legislation, Health Records Privacy, Healthcare, HIPPA, HITECH, physician, Uncategorized

Although Ponemon’s Second Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security has shown some improvement for health organizations the overall message is still bleak.  The second annual report examines changes from the past year that may have affected privacy and data protection in healthcare organizations.  It also looks as how well the healthcare organizations are… Continue Reading

Congressional Task Force Issues Report on Cybersecurity

Posted in Federal Legislation

On October 5, 2011 a Congressional Task Force Report was published containing recommendations for handling security issues in four areas: (1) critical infrastructure and incentives; (2) information sharing and public-private partnerships; (3) updating existing cyber security laws; and (4) legal authorities.  The general point from the report is that Congress should provide a variety of incentives to encourage… Continue Reading