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Premera attacked: Personal and medical details compromised Richard Blech, CEO of Secure Channels, said: “This news comes just six...

Richard Blech Quoted By IT Pro Portal On Premera

Premera attacked: Personal and medical details compromised Richard Blech, CEO of Secure Channels, said: “This news comes just six weeks after Anthem disclosed that hackers had stolen some reportedly lesser levels of information of nearly 80 million subscribers from its IT system. “Patients are likely asking: Did you not have enough money or resources to acquire the necessary technology to do the job? Were you too busy charging premiums to your customers than protecting their sensitive data that you hold as unimportant? “Meanwhile, shareholders and the technical community are likely asking: Didn’t you hear? Protecting PHI data (encryption) must be done at the inception of the content. Trying to ‘fix’ the problem after neglecting to protect sensitive patient clinical in the first place is comparable in many ways to post-exposure inoculation. “Either PHI is important enough to protect or it is not. Security as an afterthought is not a plan. Likewise, security at a few single points in the infrastructure is not an answer, it’s an invitation.” Find the original article here