Category Archive for "Cyber Liability"

Medical Malpractice Insurance for Podiatrists: Do you understand the nuts and bolts of your policy?

From working with Podiatrists across Florida and the rest of the country we find many of them have a lot in common when it comes to their medical malpractice insurance. Many consider it just an expensive bill they pay every…

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“How much do IT breaches cost the healthcare industry annually?”

In 2013, the healthcare industry was responsible for almost half of all major data breaches.  Not counting the recent breach of 4.5 million medical records from Community Health Systems, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has tracked 944…

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Health care data breaches have hit 30M patients and counting

The recent theft of 4.5 million medical records by Chinese hackers highlights one undeniable truth about health care data: it’s valuable, and bad people want it. Hackers reportedly stole personal data from Community Health Systems patients, including their Social Security…

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What is the True Cost of a Data Breach?

Lost data can mean a loss of intellectual property that is hard to put a value on. It would definitely include fines, lawsuits and an evaluation of technology or policy. The cost of a lost record in the US is…

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5 Reasons You Should Have Cyber Liability Insurance

Cyber liability insurance seems like it would be something that only big organizations would need, but that definitely is not the case and here is why:   It is more affordable than one would think- There are a vast array…

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Florida Legislature Passes Stringent New Data Breach Law

Florida legislature passed Senate Bill known as the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014. If the governor signs this Bill, it will impose new requirements on many Florida businesses that handle personal information. Florida will also require notices of any…

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Managing Risk Without Stifling Innovation

Risk management is obviously an important function in all businesses, and can make a company so adverse to risks that innovation becomes disabled. A main part of the problem is that risk managers see their role apart from the role…

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US Offers Companies Broad Standards to Improve Cyber Security

  The government made a version of standards that was meant to help companies, which are in nationally critical industries, defend themselves properly against cyber attacks.  Now the obstacle is to get the private sector on board in adopting these…

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Medical Malpractice Pilot Program is Ready to Become the REAL Thing

In 2002, Judge Douglas McKeon launched a medical malpractice pilot program. The bulk of the program is to settle disputes in a controlled environment with a judge to negotiate early settlements. This method assists with high legal costs associated with…

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1,000 Medical Malpractice Suits Against the Veterans Administration

Four families have finally obtained retribution after the wrongful death of their loved ones were taken in Coatsville Veteran Affairs Medical clinic. The total amount of the malpractice suits summed up to $1.4 million. The cases include: failure to monitor…

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