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Report: Healthcare Must Go Beyond Encryption

March 20, 2008
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The biggest threat to healthcare software security and preventing identity theft is failure to protect sensitive data beyond basic encryption, according to a report from Absolute Software Corporation.

According to the Bellevue, Wash.-based company, the other main threats are: inability to accurately manage mobile computer assets, sensitive information on public terminals, difficulty implementing a comprehensive data security plan, and reluctance to create a data breach policy.

The report comes on the heels of news from that there were at least 46 U.S. data breaches involving 62 stolen or lost computers at healthcare facilities in 2007, resulting in almost 5 million compromised identities.

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