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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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Glass Class: Three Essential Requirements for Securing IaaS

By Will Houcheime  |  August 14, 2019 at 4:56 AM  | 


In today's cloud-first world, organizations have been utilizing infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to better benefit their operations. Using tools like AWS, GCP, or Azure allows organizations to focus on business growth, as well as gain flexibility, scalability, and cost savings. While using IaaS does bring various advantages, it can also breed data leakage concerns. In our latest Glass Class, we expand on some key items that must be considered for data protection when adopting IaaS.

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Glass Class: The Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge

By Jacob Serpa  |  July 31, 2019 at 4:57 AM  | 


More and more organizations seeking enhanced employee productivity are deploying Slack every day. Slack is the premier messaging application in the modern enterprise, and is used for rapid communication and even file sharing. While the nature of this application does empower organizations and their users, it can also breed data leakage concerns. In the course of their day-to-day work, employees will upload massive amounts of sensitive data to this application. Naturally, this data must be secured. What is an organization to do? Find out in this episode of Glass Class.

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Bitglass Security Spotlight: TrickBot Malware Continues to Breach Millions of Emails

By Will Houcheime  |  July 24, 2019 at 4:55 AM  | 
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Here are the top cybersecurity stories of recent weeks:  

  • TrickBot malware has jeopardized up to 250 million email accounts
  • Breached Samsung website gains unauthorized access to Sprint customer data
  • Fake FaceApp applications install malware on user devices
  • Marriott faces a massive fine of $123 Million following Starwood data exposure
  • AMCA data breach discovers the exposure of an additional 2.2 million patients
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