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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LoJack type tracking software helps recover stolen and lost laptops

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Two articles are in the news in the last few weeks that have helped increase awareness of LoJack and other tracking software packages. In one case, Maple Ridge School District in Canada was able to recover four stolen school laptops using this technology STORY HERE and in another, the owner of a stolen notebook used Orbicule Security Software to snap a …

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Hard drive stolen from Miami’s Upper Valley Medical Center #encryption #dataloss #privacy

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Here’s another case of a missing device from a medical facility… “Computer hard drive missing from UVMC hospital” A man walked into a medical center, and apparently stole a hard drive that from a computer in a patient admitting area near the main lobby. The quote that gets me was “The hospital does not believe any patient personal information is …

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Think twice before buying discounted Microsoft Office or other computer software

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You know the old adage, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” – It’s just as true today as it was the first time I heard it many years ago. Reading an article on WYFF 4 site entitled “Top 10 Most Counterfeited Items” has computer software lumped in with other optical media, which is ranked #5 in …

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Businesses need to protect their notebook, laptop and tablet computers… Are you listening NASA?

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I’m not surprised at all when I read an article where a mobile computer (notebook, laptop, tablet) is lost or stolen that may contain sensitive data. I’ve become numb to it in many cases. In the last week I have read about a doctor who “misplaced” his notebook, and it contained detailed medical records on it (it was later recovered), …

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