Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Kentucky psychiatric hospital loses sensitive flash drive

A flash drive containing personal patient information recently went missing from Our Lady of Peace, a 278-bed psychiatric hospital in Louisville, Ky.  How many victims? 24,600.

What type of personal information? The flash drive may have included patient names, room numbers, date of assessment, date of birth, insurance company names, along with admission and discharge dates. It did not include diagnoses or treatments, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, telephone numbers or addresses
MIAOULIS NOTE:  Just another area that organizations must secure.  Securing USB ports and using encrypted flash drives should be on everyone's list of risks.

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