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The Healthcare Breach Report: Breaches on the Upsurge

By Juan Lugo  |  February 19, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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The vast majority of healthcare organizations utilize and store protected health information (PHI), which is composed of patients’ sensitive information. HIPAA, the privacy rule that classifies PHI, describes protected health information as medical history, Social Security numbers, personal financial data, and more. 

In this sixth annual Healthcare Breach Report, Bitglass analyzes and compiles data from the US Department of Health and Human Services’ “Wall of Shame.” Upon analyzing the data, Bitglass uncovered the state of security for healthcare organizations in 2019. This database, composed of PHI breaches that affected over 27M individuals, is broken into four categories: hacking or IT incidents, unauthorized access or disclosure, loss or theft, and other. A snapshot of some of this data is provided below.

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The Financial Matrix: Bitglass’ 2019 Financial Breach Report

By Juan Lugo  |  December 16, 2019 at 5:00 AM  | 
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As the advancements in cloud computing continue expanding across various industries, organizations have been able ease operational processes and increase efficiency. However, these enterprises are compiling more data than ever before and storing it in the cloud, and without the proper security tools, this can increase the likelihood of a breach. 


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Bitglass API Gateway Encryption

By Juan Lugo  |  December 11, 2019 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Enterprises are adopting infrastructure as a service (IaaS) en masse in pursuit of enhanced flexibility, productivity, and cost savings. These platforms allow organizations to upload and download data via custom applications, machines, scripts, and other automated processes. This simplifies and automates certain business processes; however, it can lead to security concerns when the proper tools are not put in place.


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What a Night at Ignite

By Samantha Nguyen  |  November 26, 2019 at 5:00 AM  | 
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After becoming a Product Manager at Bitglass, I eagerly waited to attend my first conference. Following my experience at Microsoft Ignite, I can confirm that my fervor was well warranted. The conference consisted of entertaining booth duty shifts, newly formed relationships with astute individuals coming from a range of industries, and countless informational sessions.


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