Two for Thursday

Another, more sophisticated hack, this time of a major health insurer.

Anthem Health Insurer Hit By Big Data Breach,” Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2015 A1.  What makes this one different: the speed of the notification, the number of potentially exposed individuals (~80 million), and how the breach was discovered (internally discovered).

It appears Anthem was serious about protecting this information, and is taking reasonable steps to respond to the breach. Would more laws or stronger policies have prevented this?

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