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The Anthem Breach

By: Steve Tabacek

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anthem-breachWe’re not ambulance chasers, but a formal cybersecurity risk assessment and analysis with the output expressed in loss-event-frequency and loss-magnitude would seem appropriate right now for Anthem given their recent breach. The unfortunate reality is that the event just happened (likely caused by compromised credentials from phishing attacks) and there will be a substantial cost to Anthem and the insurance carriers. This has brought visibility to the problem and now executives need to be better prepared for inevitable future events. Personal data and medical records are a lucrative target (with some estimates putting the value from $20 to $1000 per record). Factor Analysis of Information Risk and RiskCalibrator can bring clarity to future mitigation strategies.

About The Author

Steve Tabacek
Steve Tabacek is the cofounder and President of RiskLens.