SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has reported to federal authorities that a missing compact disc (CD) delivered to the department may not have been encrypted by the sender, Care 1st Health Plan. The CD contains personal information, including names and addresses, for 29,808 Care 1st members.
Without proper encryption, which is required by DHCS of all its trading partners who share protected and personal information, the CD could possibly be accessed by unauthorized users. Care 1st cannot confirm that the CD was encrypted. Though DHCS believes the CD is still on its premises and there is no indication of inappropriate access, DHCS reported the incident to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as required by law.
MIAOULIS NOTE: The same story, encrypt, encrypt, encrypt.. Encrypt all mobile media, laptops, Thumbdrives, Cds, tapes, etc.....