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Cyber security firm claims China behind Anthem attack

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 28, 2015

The same malware originating from China that recently targeted a small U.S. defense contractor matches the software used in the massive attack on health insurer Anthem, a leading cyber security firm told the Washington Post on Friday.

Other insurers may be liable in Anthem data breach

By Joseph Conn  |  February 28, 2015

Potential legal liabilities from the unprecedented breach of 80 million individuals' records at Indianapolis-based health insurance giant Anthem could entangle nearly 60 insurers from Hawaii to Puerto Rico, legal experts say.

Anthem breach costs could surpass its insurance coverage

Anthem breach costs could surpass its insurance coverage

By Bob Herman  |  February 24, 2015

Insurer Anthem Tuesday acknowledged in a new financial filing that its recent data breach involving 80 million people could result in “significant” expenses that its cybersecurity insurance policy may not fully cover.

Legal liabilities in recent data breach extend far beyond Anthem

By Joseph Conn  |  February 23, 2015

The potential legal liabilities from the unprecedented breach of some 80 million individuals' records at Indianapolis-based insurance giant Anthem could entangle nearly 60 health insurance plans from Hawaii to Puerto Rico, legal experts say.

Webinar: Cybersecurity and the New Age of Hackers

Webinar: Cybersecurity and the New Age of Hackers

February 18, 2015

This editorial webinar will separate the science from the fiction of cybersecurity, giving healthcare leaders an authoritative, unbiased assessment of the nature of the threat and real-world measures their organizations can take today to improve their defenses against this new, exotic threat.

Developing a cybersecurity arsenal: the president adds a new weapon

By Joseph Conn  |  February 18, 2015

Be prepared for a new acronym, ISAOs, to join the myriad others in the world of healthcare technology, thanks to President Barack Obama's new cybersecurity executive order. But ISAOs are far from the only weapon healthcare IT needs to thwart cyberattacks.

Data security needs more than encryption

Data security needs more than encryption

By Joseph Conn  |  February 14, 2015

The massive hacks at Anthem and Community Health Systems should boost the use of data-encryption technology, but the high-tech tool may not keep sensitive information from the clutches of sophisticated hackers, experts say.

Anthem beefs up identity-theft protections amid criticism

Anthem beefs up identity-theft protections amid criticism

By Bob Herman  |  February 12, 2015

Anthem health plan customers affected by the recent data breach can sign up for two years of free credit monitoring and identity-theft protection services starting Friday, the insurer told state attorneys general.

Lesson from the Anthem hack: Cybersecurity must extend beyond encryption

By Joseph Conn  |  February 11, 2015

The hacking at Anthem last week that exposed 80 million individuals' records has shifted national attention to the need to protect data with encryption. But new revelations about the Anthem incident should prompt healthcare IT administrators to think beyond encryption when it comes to cybersecurity.

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