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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Guess what we found on an old hard drive? Thousands of medical and personal records… #datasecurity #security

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Brent Amyette over at ShredDisk wanted to perform an experiment to determine just how well data was being protected by those selling used equipment, so he purchased a used server off of the online site, Craigslist. He then brought the server to us and we examined it. The three hard drives had previously been in a RAID array, but had …

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