Stolen health care laptop computer contained thousands of patient records… Another case for encryption!

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Another day, another stolen computer in the news. This time the laptop computer stolen contained close to 10,000 Hartford Hospital and VNA HealthCare patient records. A spokesperson for the Hartford, CT group has confirmed that the data included “names, Social Security numbers, Medicade and Medicare numbers, diagnosis and treatment records and other information.” and that the data was not encrypted, …

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Would you drive a car without a spare? Why would you not want a backup?

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Would you drive a car without a spare tire in the trunk?  Auto makers are selling cars without spare tires! How about operating your computer without a backup? Not a week goes by that we don’t hear some horror story about computer owners losing data. It could be from a virus, a failed hard drive, a dropped notebook, even a …

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Laptop containing medical information has been lost or stolen in Oconee SC – Is YOUR data secure?

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Every computer service and support company in the world just waits in the wings for headlines like this one from today on GreenvilleOnline.com: “Missing laptop may compromise Oconee Heart Center Patients’ data“.  It’s not because we revel in the suffering of others, but because it underscores the importance of the message that computer techs preach over and over “secure your …

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