HIPAA Violations Cost Health Insurer $1.7 Million: Lessons Learned

July 20, 2013

Reuters reports that WellPoint, Inc., the second largest U.S. health insurer, has reached a $1.7 million settlement with the Dept. of Health and Human Services as result of a data breach that exposed over 600k health records. WellPoint’s online database was found to be problematic for a few different reasons, as outlined in their resolution agreement. Read on for possible technical and strategic security solutions you can employ in your organization to avoid a similar fate:(more…)