Veterans Affairs: Why Not Implement Data Breach Lessons Learned?
Dissemination vs. Implementation The Veterans Affairs Department recently announced they will be publishing monthly online accounts of data breaches and lost BlackBerrys and laptops in order to improve accountability and increase transparency. What was shocking to me was that from April through July of this year, the VA has lost 72 BlackBerrys and 34 laptops. Patient information has been sent to the wrong address or mailed incorrectly 441 times. There were 9,746 breach incidents involving notifications to patients and 2,501 incidents in which credit reporting was required. Almost 10,000 breach incidents in 3 months! What is wrong with this picture? Instead of just disseminatingRead More →