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Monthly Breach Deets  CSI Laboratories Data Breach

CSI Laboratories, a leading cancer testing and diagnostics laboratory that serves pathologists, oncologists and community hospitals, suffered an email breach. The email breach was discovered on July 8, 2022.

According to HIPAA Journal, a total of 244,850 patients in Alpharetta, Georgia had their protected health information (PHI) exposed. This cost an estimated $4,379,617 in loss of data and reputational damage for CSI Laboratories, according to eRiskHub.

The Data Breach Contained the Following PHI:

  • First and last name
  • Dates of birth
  • Health insurance information
  • Patient numbers

This Data Breach Could Have Been Prevented

What kind of culture are you creating for your employees and business? Create a culture that is embedded with prevention and awareness of security measures and attuned to the risks of a potential data breach. Many times, businesses are not overly concerned about a breach until it’s too late. Please take the prevention tips that your business keeps in place seriously so we're not reading your names next!

  1. Be sure to update devices and software with the latest version available
  2. Always lock your computers
  3. Ensure your passwords are strong and update your passwords often
  4. Embrace cybersecurity continuous learning and education
  5. If someone sends you an email with a questionable link – contact them directly to confirm their identity
  6. Avoid public Wi-Fi networks
  7. Make sure your business is more proactive than reactive when it comes to staying secure

VGM Forbin Can Help You Keep Your Information Secure

Our IT team would be privileged to consult you on security software and other ransomware security needs for your facility. Let us know if you'd like to schedule a consultation with our experts.

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