A health care organization can have hundreds of threats to protected health information each day and not know it, said Sadik Al-Abdulla, senior manager in the security practice at CDW Corp., during a session at HIMSS11.

A recent client, for instance, had 500 breaches a week of employee records because the human resources department was updating the records and transmitting information to the health insurer in an unsecured manner. “So, they were breaching their own employees’ data on weekly basis,” Al-Abdulla said.

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