Travel-Related Breaches: Mitigating the Risks

July 16, 2018 Mayuri Kumar

The hacking of medical clinic employee's email account during travels overseas demonstrates the risks posed to data when workers travel - and the need to mitigate those risks.

Billings Clinic in Montana - which includes a multispecialty group practice with a 304-bed hospital and a Level II trauma center - says in a breach notification statement it became aware on May 14 of "unusual activity" within one of its employee's email accounts.

The employee was traveling overseas on a medical mission at the time of the hacking incident, according to the statement.

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