Insider Threats: Do you know who your employees are? - Ep 70
OCR published a memo on Aug 1, 2016. The title is 'Do you know who your employees are?'. It is a great reminder about insider threats that we should all worry about regularly.
Quoted directly from the memo.
Although all insider threats are not malicious or intentional, the effect of these threats can be damaging to a Covered Entity and Business Associate and have a negative impact on the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of its ePHI.
According to a survey recently conducted by Accenture and HfS Research, 69% of organization representatives surveyed had experienced an insider attempt or success at data theft or corruption. Further, it was reported by a Covered Entity that one of their employees had unauthorized access to 5,400 patient’s ePHI for almost 4 years.
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