Comments about ‘Security breach of state health data expands, affecting more than 700,000 people’

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Published: Monday, April 9 2012 1:37 p.m. MDT

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Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

When government puts my confidential information in their data banks I expect them to guard it. Now that they have left the barn door open they want us to pay to fix their negligence.

In the private sector people would get fired over such negligence.

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

When I clicked on the hyperlink I find that apparentally my kids' Drs. visit info. was sent to the State. Why is that? Is the state "phishing" for possible applicants for Medicaid/CHIP?

MY kids Dr. bills are paid. WHY does the State of Utah get that info. from the health care providers UNLESS I request Medicaid?

raybies
Layton, UT

This is one of those bugbears that has no easy solutions. All computer systems can be compromised, and regardless of what technology peddlers wish to sell, there are no easy solutions to garanteed that IDs can't be stolen or exploited.

arshadnoor
Cupertino, CA

Computing technology becomes increasingly complex each year. Despite the evidence that current methods are not sufficiently effective, companies and government agencies are not re-architecting their software to minimize the risk of attack.

Despite its name, a new application architecture - Regulatory Compliant Cloud Computing - has the potential to protect information very securely even within enterprises. In addition, it can actually reduce the cost of securing sensitive data.

Just as a paradigm shift in applications was necessary when the world transitioned from the mainframe to Local Area Networks, and again to the world-wide web, such a paradigm shift is necessary for applications given the risks of the internet, the ineffective protections to data and the coming tsunami of Cloud Computing.

Arshad Noor
StrongAuth, Inc.

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