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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 …

Data Breach Impacts Pennsylvania College Students

Students at a northwestern Pennsylvania medical school are being urged to monitor their credit after their names and Social Security numbers were inadvertently posted online. The Erie Times-News says the data breach impacted students at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic …

Supply Chain, Data Breach, Political Unrest Top Overseas Risks for Businesses: Chubb

As U.S. and Canadian businesses plan to expand their business overseas this year, their executives are worried about supply chain failures, data breaches and political instability, according to a survey by the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies. The 2014 Chubb …

Data Breach at Iowa State Could Affect Thousands

The Social Security numbers of nearly 30,000 people who enrolled at Iowa State University over a 17-year period were exposed in a data breach, school officials announced. Five information technology servers on the Ames campus were hacked, and those servers …

Beazley Enhances Worldwide Breach Response Services

Beazley has enhanced its Beazley Breach Response (BBR) product to include expanded privacy breach response services and broader coverage The enhancements, which will come standard on all future BBR policies, will also further improve Beazley insureds’ ability to respond to …

Allied World U.S. Launches Coverage for Liability, Expenses of Privacy Breach

Allied World U.S. has launched Privacy//403 SRVS, a Specified Response Vendor Solution (SRVS) policy to provide coverage for liability and expenses associated with the compromise of sensitive information and information systems, in the event of a data breach. The Privacy//403 …