UW Health and former employee sued over unauthorized medical record access

host.madison.com “Lucey (former billing specialist Kila Lucey) accessed 2,629 individual records of the 19 people without their knowledge or permission.” “Brunette (UW Health spokeswoman Lisa Brunette) said that all UW Health employees are trained in policies related to the privacy and security of patient information. Only employees who have work-related reason to access patient information […]

The FTC On Identity Fraud’s Biggest Threat

pymnts.com “Accounts being taken over is becoming a less challenging threat than fraudulent accounts and synthetic identity frauds, where stolen data is attached to fabricated accounts and identities. Because in those cases, the merchant and the creditor don’t know you, outside of the authentication information you provide up front.”-John Krebs (Manager of Identity theft program […]

Equifax Just Changed the Rest of Your Life

nerdwallet.com “Credit freezes lock down your credit reports in a way that should prevent “new account fraud,” or bogus accounts being opened in your name. But there are so many other ways the bad guys can use the information they stole, which included Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses and some driver’s license numbers. Others include: […]

Vendor Integrations Break New Ground For Super ID

The latest release of the Tascet Super ID client application takes its reputation as a clean, simple and user-friendly user interface (UI) to new heights with a newly redesigned and refreshed UI that further simplifies and consolidates its core functionality. The financial services version also introduces seamless integration with a number of the most popular […]

The White House and Equifax Agree: Social Security Numbers Should Go – Bloomberg

bloomberg.com Finally. Is now the time to remind everyone that the SSN was never meant to be used to verify identity? The SSN doesn’t need to be replaced for its intended purpose – to track income for tax purposes. Somewhere along the way, things went awry. Remember when SSNs were on our driver’s licenses?? How […]

Secured2 and TASCET Launch Algo5, Providing the Five Components Needed to Secure Data in Today’s High Risk Environment

Algo5 secures data from internal and external threats, allowing access and retrieval only by known authorized users. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. & MADISON, Wis. – Secured2 Corporation and TASCET today announced the launch of Algo5™, a proprietary security platform to protect data from threats (breaches, hacks and disasters) resulting from both internal vulnerabilities and external sources. Secured2 […]