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New York to Investigate Insurers’ Cybersecurity Work After Hacks

Insurers doing business in New York State must tell a regulator there about efforts to prevent computer hacking, detailing the precautions taken and the personnel devoted to the task. Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the state Department of Financial Services, said …

Texas A&M: Student/Faculty Personal Data Mistakenly Published

Texas A&M may have accidentally compromised personal data belonging to about 5,000 graduate students and university faculty members. An email sent out by the university earlier said Social Security numbers, along with their names of faculty members and graduate assistants …

N.Y.’s Lawsky: Cybersecurity Likely Most Important Issue DFS Will Face in 2015

Cybersecurity is likely the most important issue that the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) will face in 2015, and perhaps for many years to come after that, New York Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky said in a speech …

California Consumer Sues Anthem Over Data Breach

Anthem Inc. faces what may be the first of many consumer lawsuits a day after disclosing that hackers obtained data on tens of millions of current and former customers and employees. A California woman on Thursday accused the health insurer …

New York AG to Propose Legislation to Strengthen Data Security Law

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will propose legislation on Thursday that he says would make the state’s data security law the strongest in the country and require “unprecedented safeguards” for personal data. Schneiderman’s proposal seeks to broaden the scope …

Boston Children’s Hospital to Pay $40K Over Data Breach Allegations

Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) has agreed to pay $40,000 and take steps to prevent future security violations following allegations related to a data breach that affected patient information, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Friday. The consent judgment, entered Friday …

Allied World Launches Network Security Insurance Product for Canada

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG announced the launch of Allied World North America’s privacy and network security insurance product, called Privacy//101SM, which is tailored for the Canadian marketplace. Designed for small to mid-size companies, including law firms, healthcare and …

Healthcare Firms at Risk; Hackers Value Medical Records Over Credit Data

Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market. Last month, the FBI warned healthcare providers to guard against cyber attacks after one of the largest U.S. hospital operators, Community Health Systems …

Over 1M Mass. Residents Had Personal Data Compromised in 2013: Report

Over a million Massachusetts residents had their personal information compromised last year, according to a new report issued today by the state’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR). The largest data breach in 2013 was reported to OCABR …

Data Breach of 20K Young Patients at California Hospital

Southern California’s Rady Children’s Hospital says the private health data of more than 20,000 young patients was mistakenly shared with a handful of job applicants. U-T San Diego reported that in one breach this month a Rady employee emailed a …