Excellus, a BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) provider servicing upstate New York, announced last week that it was the latest in a string of BCBS providers that experienced a data breach as a result of a cyberattack. CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield, Anthem, and Premera Blue Cross all recently announced they were the victims of sophisticated cyberattacks […]
Connecticut and Oregon were recently added to the increasing list of states adopting stricter laws addressing the handling of health information and penalties in connection with breaches of health information. Both states amended their respective data security and breach notification laws and they will now levy stricter requirements on entities that store or […]
Last week, the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC), an organization dedicated to advancing health sector cybersecurity protection, held a webinar in which a representative from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (“DHS”) offered insight regarding how healthcare organizations can effectively manage cyber risk.