Federal regulators have issued a $4.8 million sanction, the largest HIPAA settlement to date, against two partnering New York healthcare organizations following a breach affecting just 6,800 individuals.
Note that this data breach happened almost 4 years ago, and knowing that IT jobs usually last shorter than that, the culprits are now probably misconfiguring servers somewhere else. Using a compliance workflow automation tool to better manage your critical controls is a really good idea.
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Learn the details behind this heftiest HIPAA penalty yet from Federal Regulators: