37 breach incidents in October, insider error account for 11: 7 report insights

November, 2017
Source: Becker's Hospital Review

37 breach incidents in October, insider error account for 11: 7 report insights

Healthcare organizations saw 37 breach incidents in October, consistent with 2017’s one breach-per-day rate, compromising more than 246,246 patient records, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer report. Each month, cybersecurity firm Protenus analyzes healthcare breaches reported to HHS or disclosed to the media. Although there were 37 incidents reported in October, Protenus had data for 29 […]

Morning eHealth: Breach Impacts Dropped in October

November, 2017
Source: Politico Morning eHealth

Morning eHealth: Breach Impacts Dropped in October

BREACH IMPACTS DROPPED IN OCTOBER: Breach reports dropped in October, a review from health cybersecurity startup Protenus reveals. Around 250,000 patients’ records were exposed last month, a substantial drop from the elevated totals in the summer, in which half-a-million and up were exposed monthly. Insider errors — such as the envelope which accidentally showed recipients’ HIV status […]

VC-backed Fundbox announces three appointments

November, 2017
Source: PE Hub

VC-backed Fundbox announces three appointments

San Francisco-based Fundbox, a provider of small business credit and payment solutions, has named Rose Zhong as vice president of finance, Sebastian Rymarzas chief business officer and Prashant Fuloria as chief operations officer. Zhong is a former finance executive at Uber. Rymarz initially joined Fundbox to help set corporate strategy and build out the finance, risk and analytics teams while Fuloria first came on […]

Payment Security Provider Token Inks Deal with Marqeta and Mastercard

November, 2017
Source: Bank Innovation

Payment Security Provider Token Inks Deal with Marqeta and Mastercard

EXCLUSIVE -Fintech startup Token has inked a major partnership with payment processor Marqeta and Mastercard that tremendously expands its reach in the online retail space, just in time for the holidays.

Vulnerable Populations Included in the 157K Breached Patient Records Due to Insider-Error

November, 2017
Source: Protenus Blog

Vulnerable Populations Included in the 157K Breached Patient Records Due to Insider-Error

The month of October continued the recent trend of hacking incidents outweighing insider incidents. However, insider incidents affected a substantially larger amount of patient records, which included vulnerable populations. Vulnerable populations are a group of patients who, due to their race, age, socioeconomic status, or specific diagnosis can often receive worse patient outcomes due to […]

Protenus Adds VP of People Operations as Team Grows to Meet Customer Demand

November, 2017
Source: Cision PR Newswire

Protenus Adds VP of People Operations as Team Grows to Meet Customer Demand

BALTIMORE, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Healthcare compliance analytics firm Protenus announced today the hiring of Megan Emhoff as Vice President of People Operations. Megan, who brings more than a decade of experience in high-growth, entrepreneurial organizations, will focus near-term on Protenus team growth.

Exclusive: S.F. fintech Fundbox hires former Uber exec

November, 2017
Source: San Francisco Business Times

Exclusive: S.F. fintech Fundbox hires former Uber exec

Fundbox’s ability to hire from Uber’s ranks reflects the growing appeal of fintech to those working at the Bay Area’s fastest-growing companies. Last week, LendUp said it hired its first chief financial officer from Tesla.

At Texas Health Resources, A Strategic Approach to Evolving Cybersecurity Challenges

November, 2017
Source: Healthcare Informatics

At Texas Health Resources, A Strategic Approach to Evolving Cybersecurity Challenges

With a fast-evolving cyber threat environment and a continuous flood of healthcare data breaches, chief information security officers (CISOs) at hospitals and health systems face mounting pressure to safeguard their organization’s networks as well as critical clinical and financial data. Healthcare CI­SOs face complex and challenging issues with respect to information security, including rapidly evolving […]

SpotHero, Bela Fleck and a skyscraper: Here’s who Chicago Innovation Awards honored this year

October, 2017
Source: Chicago Tribune

SpotHero, Bela Fleck and a skyscraper: Here’s who Chicago Innovation Awards honored this year

It was a celebration of the growth of Chicago Innovation Monday night at the Harris Theater. The 2017 awards show was the first produced since the Chicago Innovation Awards organization renamed itself Chicago Innovation in April to reflect its year-round programming, and its first awards show since co-founder Dan Miller cut back his involvement in the […]