With the recent hack on a BILLION Yahoo users, you may feel helpless in protecting your client data. Here’s a what to do if you’re a Yahoo user, and keep reading for some surprising solutions you can use to keep your sensitive records protected.
During our #ShredEvents, we strive to educate our customers on how important proper document storage is for not only HIPAA compliance, but in staying in business. In reviewing the top hacks of 2016, many occurred in the health care arena and other than a hack, the number one reason for a records breach? Improper disposal of paper and film records. In reviewing the report from the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, many of the breaches affecting 500 or more people were the result of careless record storage:
– Jan 2016: Community Mercy Health Partners compromised 113,000+ records due to improper disposal of papers and films.
– Feb 2016: Radiology Regional Center, PA “lost” over 480,000 papers and films.
As you review the list, another common way records were lost was by improper disposal of an old laptop or smart device. Make certain you have a proper plan in place to dispose of your company’s sensitive documents and outmoded smart devices. Take a look at this article for some ideas on how to implement a plan of your own.
Check in with SecurShred for an end-to-end solution for ensuring your documentation stays securely locked away, yet accessible for when you need it most. SecurShred offers Ship-and-Destroy services, hard-drive destruction and our paper destruction. Now more than ever, for 3rd party HIPAA compliance and simply keeping your customers’ peace of mind, be certain to have a safe haven for sensitive documents and destruction of hard drives and smart devices in place.