Laptops, Mobile Devices Cited in ‘Overwhelming Number’ of Medical Data Breaches


A niche medical news site,, suggests that federal health IT officials should address the prevalence of health data breaches that result from “unencrypted data at rest,” such as information stored on laptops, mobile devices, and USB drives. An overwhelming number of breaches are caused by thefts or losses of this unencrypted data, according to government reports cited in the article.

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.

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