News and Updates on Information Technology

United States – TennCare

Exploit: Insider Incident (Accidental) 
TennCare: Medicaid Services Agency

Risk to Small Business: 2.602 = Moderate

A blunder at TennCare has led to the exposure of personally identifiable information for about 3,300 Medicaid patients in Tennesee. Employees at an information processing vendor mistakenly sent out misaddressed mailers that may have contained protected health information to the wrong recipients.

Individual Risk: 2.771 = Moderate

The state has set up a hotline for members to find out if they’re at risk by calling (833) 754-1793. The state will also be providing free credit monitoring for breach victims. TennCare users should be wary of potential spear phishing and financial scams using this information.

Customers Impacted: 3.300

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: To err is human…unfortunately. But increased security awareness training can help reduce a company’s chance of experiencing a damaging security incident by up to 70%.