This Caused 41% of Health Data Breaches in 2017

As the volume of protected health information and health records maintained by healthcare organizations has increased, their vulnerability to large breaches have increased in turn. In the last year, 41% of health data breaches were caused by unintended disclosure followed by hacking or malware. We’ll tell you what that means for your organization and tell you how CertainSafe’s data protection technology can protect your patient’s information better than the competition can.

“CertainSafe’s cloud-based service not only encrypts your data, its MicroEncryption® system scatters the encrypted bits across multiple servers. A hacker who breached the encryption on one server would get nothing but bits and pieces, useless without the other parts of the file. CertainSafe maintains PCI Level One certification and is fully HIPAA compliant.

If your company has to comply with HIPAA or other standards for protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII), the mere act of using a non-compliant cloud storage system could be a costly violation. That’s where CertainSafe comes in.”

Neil Rubenking, PC Magazine

What is Unintended Data Disclosure?

Unintended data disclosure, such as those containing personal health information, sent to the wrong recipient or server and left accessible to the public have accounted for a surprising 41% of reported health data breaches thus far this year, according to a study from from Beazley. Hacking or malware incidents were the second most common cause of health data breach at 19 percent. Insider incidents were the third most common cause at 15 percent.

In 2016 and 2015, unintended data disclosure was also the leading cause of health data breach, though the margin has increased in the last two years.

Several ways to avoid unintended data disclosures include:

  • Updating all internal policies and procedures
  • Performing regular audits to make sure all employees and licensees are in compliance with internal policies and procedures
  • Conduct security risk assessments regularly
  • Ensure business associate agreements are in place

Never worry about the security of your patient’s files again.

CertainSafe uses MicroEncryption® and MicroTokenization® to provide the most secure storage service available today. The CertainSafe Healthcare Portal protects you from external and internal exploitation, securing data in transit and at rest. It is so secure that not even our staff can view your content!

Your files are exchanged for digital MicroTokens which are then MicroEncrypted and distributed offsite across an array of redundant servers for impenetrable, ultra-secure and completely private storage. Even if a hacker was able to get some piece of data it would be completely unusable by them to extract any information.

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