Time and time again, we remind several of our clients that the weakest link in the chain for Security is the Human Factor.  Which is why Falcon Network Services offers Security Awareness Training and Phishing Attack programs at an affordable rate to our clients.  A steady consistent Security Training program will help strengthen the Security of the Human Factor in your company.  Training your company’s employees to detect and defend against malicious phishing and vishing attacks has been proven to be effective.

Several breaches and information disclosures occur each day.  Security Training is only one piece of a Security Framework to protect your company against the latest threats in today’s evolving landscape.

Reported by: HIPAA Journal: PHI Compromised in HealthEquity Phishing Attack

“A phishing attack on Draper, UT-based HealthEquity Inc., has resulted in the exposure of members’ protected health information. The data breach was limited to one email account, although an analysis of the messages in the account revealed a range of PHI was potentially obtained by the attacker.

Information possibly compromised in the attack was limited to names, email addresses, HealthEquity member ID numbers, employer ID numbers, employer names, health account type, deduction amounts, and for some Michigan-based employees, Social Security numbers.”

Read more: HIPAA Journal

This unfortunate event may have been prevented if the company had a more proactive approach to their Security Framework and included a more comprehensive Security Awareness Training Program which is required by HIPAA and HITECH regulations. §164.308.(a).(5).(i) – Implement a security awareness and training program for all members of its workforce (including management).

Read more: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

 

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