AdventHealth patients may have lost sleep over data breach

AdventHealth Medical Group recently informed about 42,000 patients that a data security incident at its Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine facility in Tavares, Florida may have exposed their confidential information.

In late December 2018, AdventHealth discovered that an unauthorized third party had accessed the facility’s systems as far back as August 2017. The organization “immediately took steps to secure [its] systems and began an investigation.” The Department of Health and Human Services has been notified, and those affected have been provided with free identity monitoring for one year and offered cybersecurity tips.

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The clinic specializes in curing sleep disorders, but the breach probably caused a lot of sleepless nights. Having an effective ISMS (information security management system) in place could help AdventHealth avoid a repeat incident.

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