Does HIPAA Require Encryption?

Does HIPAA Require Encryption?

In 2012-2013, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center had three data breaches involving unencrypted devices. An unencrypted laptop had been stolen from an employee’s home, and they had lost two unencrypted USB thumb drives. These incidents compromised the...
Is Your Backup Data Secured?

Is Your Backup Data Secured?

In January 2017, a HIPAA-covered Texas clinic learned that someone had stolen an unencrypted external hard drive. The thief took it from a locked closet inside the clinic. The clinic used that hard drive to back up patients’ protected health information (PHI)....