COSO Updated ERM Framework to be Issued Mid-2017

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The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) is completing its evaluation of public exposure comments regarding an update to the 2004 Enterprise Risk Management — Integrated Framework, with release expected in mid-2017.

Read the press release here.

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Healthcare Data Breaches Top Reported Data Security Incident

A recent study revealed that healthcare data breaches accounted for 39 percent of data breaches in 2015.

Healthcare data breaches were the most common type of data security incident reported in 2015, according to a recent study by Symantec Corporation.

Healthcare data breaches top security incident

Researchers found that approximately 39 percent of breaches during the year occurred in the health services sub-sector.

“This comes as no surprise, given the strict rules within the healthcare industry regarding reporting of data breaches,” explained the authors of the study. “However, the number of identities exposed is relatively small in this industry. Such a high number of breaches with low numbers of identities tends to show that the data itself is quite valuable to warrant so many small breaches.”

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Stolen Laptop Leads to Possible Healthcare Data Breach in KS

Valley Hope Association, a Kansas-based non-profit that provides drug and alcohol addiction treatment, recently announced a data security breach after a work-issued laptop containing patient information was stolen from an employee’s car on December 30, 2015.

Recent healthcare data breaches include cases of unencrypted email and a stolen hard drive. Read more..