Feds warned Premera about security flaws before breach

Mike Baker reports:

Three weeks before hackers infiltrated Premera Blue Cross, federal auditors warned the company that its network-security procedures were inadequate.

Officials gave 10 recommendations for Premera to fix problems, saying some of the vulnerabilities could be exploited by hackers and expose sensitive information. Premera received the audit findings April 18 last year, according to federal records.

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I’m waiting for someone to discuss whether if OCR had been more actively auditing covered entities, the Anthem and Premera breaches would have occurred.

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