Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston is notifying more than 2,000 of its patients about an unusual potential health information breach incident involving a computer virus that transmitted data to an unknown location.
Social media, mobility and cloud computing are new areas of risk for organizations, and risk managers need to go back to the fundamentals of understanding the information they are protecting, says Robert Stroud, ISACA's international vice president.
A Georgia hospital has informed 7,500 patients that they may have been affected by a breach incident involving the theft of personal information that could have been used to commit federal income tax fraud.
The Obama Administration's cybersecurity proposal for breach notification will require collaboration among differing financial-services providers, within and across borders, says Leigh Williams of BITS.
In one of the largest health information breaches reported so far this year, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in South Carolina has notified 400,000 of an incident involving the theft of a desktop computer from an employee's car.
"We infiltrated a server on their network that basically had no security measures in place," according to the posting of the hacking group. "We were able to run our own application, which turned out to be a shell and began plundering some booty."