1.7 Million Patient Records In Massive Data Heist At NYC Hospitals

All I can say is “WOW!” I wonder how much this is going to cost the hospitals. How much damage is done to their reputation? What kind of government settlement, oversight and years of scrutiny will this cost the hospitals when the regulatory agencies are done negotiating with them on penalties and remediation?

Here is the gist of the story:

Thieves made off with the personal health records of an estimated 1.7 million New Yorkers' when they stole backup tapes from four Bronx hospitals In December. According to statement issued by the 14-hospital system on Feb. 11, computer backup tapes were stolen containg the records. The report came just days after the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation began notifying victims Feb. 9. While it took HHC nearly two months before reporting the data breach, it was well within the 60-day period required by New York state law.

1.7 Million Patient Records In Massive Data Heist At NYC Hospitals2017-09-18T02:09:27+00:00

Orange County Register. Alvaka Networks’ EVP, Kevin McDonald Named President of Tech Coast Venture Network (TCVN)

Irvine-based Tech Coast Venture Network has named Ciaran Foley chairman of the board, replacing Bart Greenberg, who has been chairman since August. 2005. Kevin McDonald is the new TCVN president, a position Foley held for the past year and Greenberg held before that.

Orange County Register. Alvaka Networks’ EVP, Kevin McDonald Named President of Tech Coast Venture Network (TCVN)2018-10-31T11:49:02+00:00

What Are Your RTO And RPO?

I just had a meeting with one of Alvaka's IT consultants regarding the development of a disaster recovery and business continuity plan for a financial services client of hers. A year ago the client had a very nearly disastrous weather related IT event that could have slammed the whole company beyond imagination. During a heavy downpour a major leak opened up on the roof and dumped significant amounts of water right onto the client’s primary server rack. The servers were so flooded that during the recovery process the techs actually had to de-rack the servers and tilt them over in order to pour out the water. Full disaster was averted when

What Are Your RTO And RPO?2018-05-07T08:51:30+00:00