UnitedHealth Group invests $8.25M to aid data scientist education

Information Management Resources

The health insurer and the Atlanta University Center Consortium—the oldest and largest consortium of historically black colleges and universities—are partnering to help students become data analytics experts.

Department of Education and Department of Health and Human Services Release First Update to Joint Guidance on FERPA and HIPAA Since 2008

Hunton Privacy

Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released joint guidance on the application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) Privacy Rule to student records. The 27-page document includes FAQs clarifying for schools, health care professionals and families how FERPA and HIPAA apply to student education and health records. The U.S.

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Cyber Insurance: Addressing Your Risks and Liabilities

Hunton Privacy

In a webinar, entitled Cyber Insurance: Addressing Your Risks and Liabilities , hosted by Hunton & Williams LLP and CT , Hunton & Williams partners Lon A. Sotto provide a background into the current cyber threats and educate companies and their counsel on how to take full advantage of their existing insurance programs and specialized cyber insurance products to effectively and proactively address cyber risks.

Cyber attacks hit a fifth of schools and colleges

IT Governance

One in five schools and colleges have fallen victim to cyber crime, according to research from the specialist insurer Ecclesiastical, yet the majority (74%) of educational establishments claim to be “fully prepared” to deal with such attacks. .

Court Compels Non-Party Insurance Agents to Produce Text Messages in TCPA Case: eDiscovery Case Law

eDiscovery Daily

Farmers Insurance Exchange, No. The plaintiff sought to represent similarly situated plaintiffs who received messages without their consent marketing certain Farmers Insurance products. In Gould v. 4:17 CV 2305 RWS (E.D. 30, 2018) , Missouri District Judge Rodney W.

The Tragedy of the Data Commons

John Battelle's Searchblog

No, this post is about the business of health insurance. Last week ProPublica published a story titled Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates. So what does this have to do with healthcare, data, and the insurance industry?

The Third Modern Data Management Summit: Making Data Work!

Reltio

Overall the event provided best in the industry networking opportunity and educational sessions that offered new ways for companies to think about their data in the new digital economy. Ankur Gupta, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Reltio.

#ModernDataMasters: Henrik Liliendahl, Chairman & CTO, Product Data Lake

Reltio

I was educated in computer engineering but my first job was on the business side. Uncategorized B Compliance & GDPR B Consumer 360 B Customer 360 B Digital Transformation B Financial Services & Insurance B Healthcare B High-Tech & Manufacturing B IT B Business B Life Sciences B Machine Learning B Patient & Member 360 B Retail & CPGKate Tickner, Reltio.

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[Podcast] The AIIM Conference – Then and Now

AIIM

Hear Riley McIntosh from Pacific Life Insurance and Alison Clarke from OpenText talk about how Pacific Life took their Records Management program and transformed it from a risk-based program to an information value-based program using process efficiencies and automation.

Customer Tracking at Ralphs Grocery Store

Schneier on Security

To comply with California's new data privacy law, companies that collect information on consumers and users are forced to be more transparent about it. Sometimes the results are creepy.

Two New Proposed Rules Would Increase Interoperability of Health Information

InfoGoTo

It would also simplify the process of transitioning between insurance plans and providers by helping patients access their information thereby easing the flow of PHI.

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Phishing emails and malicious attachments responsible for 34% of cyber attacks

IT Governance

The gaming and public-sector industries were mostly affected by targeted attacks, whereas the insurance and telecom industries mostly suffered opportunistic attacks. If employees aren’t fully educated on phishing, they are liable to underestimate the threat.

Secure Shredding 101

InfoGoTo

credit card applications, health insurance documents, pay stubs, bank statements). “Keep three to four years of tax returns in a firebox,” Brent Neiser, senior director of the nonprofit National Endowment for Financial Education, told Business Insider. In the past six years, identity theft has cost people over $107 billion in the United States, according to the 2017 Identity Fraud Study conducted by Javelin.

NEW TECH: DataLocker introduces encrypted flash drive — with key pad

The Last Watchdog

We expect it to be big in education, finance, legal, healthcare and government; anytime a doctor wants to transport personally identifiable information from, let’s say a doctor’s office to an insurance office, or law enforcement has a large amount of data that they can’t send by e-mail.

How Many States Have Outlawed Ransomware? You May Be Shocked: Cybersecurity Trends

eDiscovery Daily

This while the Insurance Journal reported (via Reuters – hat tip again to Ride the Lightning) last week that U.S. insurers are ramping up cyber-insurance rates by as much as 25% and trying to curb exposure to vulnerable customers after a surge of costly claims.

Watch out! Malware Analysis Sandboxes could expose sensitive data of your organization

Security Affairs

The experts also discovered a large number of insurance certificates that expose various personally identifiable information (PII), such as names, phone numbers, postal and email addresses.

TA505 group updates tactics and expands the list of targets

Security Affairs

and which used emails with subjects pertaining to finance or urgent concerns on insurance policies. The emails used in these campaigns used subjects pertaining to finance or urgent concerns on insurance policies.”

Government survey reveals GDPR awareness is falling short

IT Governance

Of the businesses surveyed, those in the finance and insurance industries had the highest levels of awareness (79%), followed by information and communications (67%) and education (52%).

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The Problem With the Small Business Cybersecurity Assistance Act

Security Affairs

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) locations to secure educational materials, enroll in programs, and work with representatives from the Department of Homeland Security to better understand and confront cyber threats and risks.

11 cyber security predictions for 2020

IT Governance

Cyber insurance has in some regions encouraged victims to pay as it is cheaper than remediation in some cases. Education is also becoming increasingly important when protecting organisations.

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Access to over 3,000 compromised sites sold on Russian black marketplace MagBo

Security Affairs

Most of the compromised websites are e-commerce sites, but crooks also offered access to websites of organizations in healthcare, legal, education and insurance industries and belonging to government agencies.

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Creating a Smart Scanner with Raspberry Pi Sidecar and TWAIN Direct

Document Imaging Report

It will benefit industries using traditional scanners, like education, insurance, banking, and government. By Xiao Ling, Technical Content Writer, Dynamsoft. Raspberry Pi microcomputer. TWAIN Direct is a new communication standard created by the TWAIN Working Group.

62% of organisations unaware of the GDPR

IT Governance

The finance and insurance (79%), information or communications (67%) and education (52%) sectors have the highest awareness of the GDPR. The finance and insurance sector is also the most likely to have put in place measures to comply with the GDPR, with 54% having done so.

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Will Lawyers Ever Embrace Technology?: eDiscovery Best Practices, Part Four

eDiscovery Daily

Craig Ball once made a great point in responding to a post of mine about educating lawyers when he said “ We not only need to persuade lawyers to take the plunge, we need to insure there’s a pool for them to jump into. Pursue online education?

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in May 2019 – 1.39 billion records leaked

IT Governance

which breached sixteen years’ worth of insurance data. Hackers breach the Philippines United Student Financial System for Tertiary Education (unknown). leaked sixteen years’ worth of title insurance records (885 million). The cyber security story for May 2019 is much the same as it was last month, with one mammoth breach raising the monthly total. The offender this time is the First American Financial Corp.

Court Sides with Defendants in Subpoena of Police Department Records of Unsolved Murder: eDiscovery Case Law

eDiscovery Daily

DiGiusti granted the “Children” defendants’ Motion to Compel against non-party City of Oklahoma City Police Department (“OCPD”) to comply with the Children’s subpoena of records related to the murder of their father in a civil case with the insurance company.

The Customer Journey Digital Transformation Workbook

Bill Schmarzo - Dell EMC

Customer Events could include planning a vacation, buying a house, or purchasing insurance. Think “smart” entities or “things” (insurance policies, travel itineraries, financial accounts, job resumes, college transcripts, tax returns, credit cards, medical records, passports, drivers licenses, work visas) built using modern application development techniques (i.e., Digital Transformation is becoming a business mandate.

Think you’re not susceptible to phishing? Think again

IT Governance

If employees aren’t fully educated on phishing, they are liable to underestimate the threat. Phishing is big business for cyber criminals.

10 Personal Finance Lessons for Technology Professionals

Troy Hunt

And it gives them the ability to do so much younger in life than many others do and with much less formal education; I care much more about skills than degrees in tech people, but my doctor / lawyer / pilot better have a heap of formal qualifications from many years of study behind them!

The Personnel File: Retention & Best Practices

The Texas Record

Every state agency and local government creates and maintains employee records. Often maintained in individual files for each employee, the personnel file is added to regularly throughout its active life, and it may often be consulted during its long inactive life.

No Bad Faith Means No Sanctions for Failing to Preserve Video of Altercation: eDiscovery Case Law

eDiscovery Daily

eDiscovery Daily is made available by CloudNine solely for educational purposes to provide general information about general eDiscovery principles and not to provide specific legal advice applicable to any particular circumstance. In Stovall v. Brykan Legends, LLC, No. 17-2412-JWL (D.

Have We Become Apathetic About Breaches?

Thales eSecurity

Other cases include health information being stolen and sold to life insurance companies, home breakings being timed for when people are not home based on hacked thermostat information and much more. Another day, another breach. It’s sarcastic, it’s comical, but it’s also real.

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Court Orders Defendants to Resubmit Production of “Inferior” Quality Documents: eDiscovery Case Law

eDiscovery Daily

at (e), and they must disclose any relevant insurance agreements.”. In Dunne v. Resource Converting, LLC et al., 4:16 CV 1351 DDN (E.D. 30, 2018) , Missouri Magistrate Judge David D.

Ransomware: Keep the Bitcoin in Your Wallet

MediaPro

Consider Cybersecurity Insurance. The city of Baltimore didn’t have a cybersecurity insurance policy before the attack but is reportedly in the market for coverage. Ransomware continues to rack up victims.

First-of-its-Kind Multistate Litigation Involving HIPAA-Related Data Breach Reaches 900,000 Dollar Settlement

Hunton Privacy

Arizona and 15 other states (the “Multistate AGs”) filed the suit in December 2018, asserting claims under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (“HIPAA”) as well as various applicable state data protection laws. The remaining money will be spread among various consumer protection, privacy enforcement and consumer education funds across the 16 states.

Court Denies Plaintiff’s Motion for Sanction for Spoliation of Audio Recording: eDiscovery Case Law

eDiscovery Daily

In this case involving a bad faith claim against the plaintiff’s insurance company for its handling of her claim under her uninsured motorist benefits, the defendant took a recorded statement from the plaintiff in the course of its investigation but lost it. In Montoya v. Loya Ins.,

Finance sector must simplify staff awareness training

IT Governance

Financial services firms must do more to educate employees about cyber security, according to the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority). The findings are the result of a discussion between 175 organisation, aiming to address security concerns in the fund and investment management, insurance, retail banking, and retail investment and lending sectors.