HIPAA News Updates

New HIPAA Regulations in 2021

Although the changes to HIPAA regulations in 2021 were not much, new laws were introduced that are associated with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, with regards to cybersecurity, patient access to medical information, and HIPAA enforcement. 2021 HIPAA Safe…

HIPAA Violation News

New Mexico Hospital Faces Class Action Lawsuit Due to 2020 Data Breach

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against San Juan Regional Medical Center located in Farmington, New Mexico over a reported data breach in June 2021. Based on the breach investigation, an unauthorized person acquired access to its system and exfiltrated…

UPMC Hacker Sentenced With 7-Year in Prison

The hacker responsible for getting access to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) databases and stole the W-2 details and personally identifiable information (PII) of roughly 65,000 UPMC workers has been given the maximum sentence for the offenses and…

Healthcare Cybersecurity News

Log4j Version Three to Solve High Severity DoS Vulnerability

The original vulnerability determined in Log4j (CVE-2021-44228) that stunned the world thanks to its seriousness, ease of exploitation, and the magnitude of its effect on the software programs and cloud solutions, is not the only vulnerability present in the Java-based…

Healthcare Data Security News