Network Security Involves More Than Just Protection From a Cyber Attack

Most businesses know the importance of network security. Protecting the company’s data from a cyber attack or malware is a priority.  However, a recent case in Indiana demonstrates that security also means protecting data from internal error. A minor programming glitch at the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) led to the exposure of more than 185,000 client records, including confidential health care data protected under HIPAA. The Problem FSSA officials acknowledged this month that the HIPAA breach had taken place, assigning accountability to the organization’s technology contractor. They assert that a programming error was made in its document management…

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