as the data is highly sensitive and requires heightened protective methods to

As the data is highly sensitive and requires

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as the data is highly sensitive and requires heightened protective methods to guard against data breaches. One example showing how damaging lack of system hardening can be seen with the Anthem 2015 breach. Touted as “the largest healthcare breach to date” (Olcott, 2016), this cyberattack compromised approximately 80 million user’s personal information collected by the company, including both consumers and employees alike, causing Anthem to respond by providing a specialized website where affected users could monitor their credit scores and report identity theft if necessary. Anthem remains tight-lipped about their particular security procedures and what precisely lead to the breach, but as Olcott (2016) speculates, “the company’s lack of transparency was an attempt to avoid further embarrassment.” One thing remains quite clear, the company might have fared much better with a proactive response, rather than being reactive. While there is no security in the world capable of protecting an organization
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