Healthcare Providers: Customer Security is Good Marketing

Consumers are on red alert about sharing personal data with businesses, thanks to the widespread publicity of major data breaches. As a result, many consumers feel trapped when they know they must reveal personal information just to get basic quotes for healthcare services.To get a quote, the potential customer must fork over a Social Security number and birthdate—enough information for a thief to use to commit fraud and identity theft....more

Healthcare Firm pays Big Bucks for Breach

A data breach can slug below the belt and knock a healthcare business flat on its back, as was the case with Columbia University and the New York and Presbyterian Hospital....more

Healthcare Data under Attack

Crooks want your health information. Why?It’s called medical identity theft, and it’s not going away too soon. In fact, the ACA (Affordable Care Act) has only fueled the situation, says the Ponemon Institute, a security research firm....more