Medical Records Score Large Paydays for Identity Thieves
London, UK -- (SBWire) -- 12/16/2016 --Since the US elections and the subsequent dumps of sensitive information on the Wikileaks website, cyber security and hacking have everyone talking. And it's a great conversation to be had since statistics show compromises are more likely to be related to employees and insiders than outside interests. As early as 2014, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a warning to companies about a rise in hacking by current and former employees. The highest priced commodity? Medical records.
In the world of Identity Theft, stolen credit cards are falling off as a commodity. Mainly because they are quickly and easily cancelled in most cases. However, the average price for full medical records (which include financial and supporting information like insurance documents and utility bills) on the Dark Net is around $50. Companies really need internal as well as external security protocols to insure themselves against data loss and theft. The type of internal and external only a field expert can offer. Kieran Upadrastra is one such expert.
Upadastra, with his nineteen years of experience in business analysis, consulting, security architecture, assessments, threat analysis and risk management says one in three Americans had their health data and records - some of their most private and personal information - compromised in the last two years and breaches are often not detected for up to 226 days after they have already occurred.
"It can take nearly 69 days on average to contain the problem," says Upadrastra, "and last year alone it cost up to $8 BILLION dollars in hard cost remediation and a $40 billion impact on the US economy. It's time to get solutions that work, keeping data safe."
Upadrastra knows just a little about how to help companies do just that.
"I have known Kieran Upadastra for over 10 years," stated Yogesh Gahlawat, DIRECTOR, Graduate School of Management. "Kieran has an excellent understanding of many different IT platforms & systems and his technical skill is second to none. One of his most unique skills is his capability of liaising with all types of people and being able to pitch the technical conversation to suit them at their understanding. He is very thorough in his approach to work, ensuring that all details are present while orchestrating the correct solution with buy in from all prior to implementation and handover."
For more information, visit http://www.kieranupadrasta.com.
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