Expert On University of Utah Health Recent Data Breach Investigation

It has been reported that The University of Utah is investigating a serious data breach reported to the Department of Health and Human Services on July 20. The University is taking extra precautions by informing the affected staff, faculty, and students to change their uNID passwords. In response to this breach, cybersecurity experts commented below.


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Tim Mackey, Principal Security Strategist,  Synopsys CyRC
July 30, 2020
These breaches range from loss of records to hacking and unauthorized access with almost half containing more than 10000 records.
To date, in July, we’ve had over twenty data breaches in US healthcare that were required to be disclosed to the US Department of Health and Human Services Agency under the HITECH Act. These breaches range from loss of records to hacking and unauthorized access with almost half containing more than 10000 records. Since medical data is some of the most sensitive personal data available, you would ....
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