Breaches like Molina Healthcare’s show why you can’t skimp on security

Complacency is not an option where malicious individuals can take advantage of application and infrastructure vulnerabilities to access protected health info. For example, Molina Healthcare, a Medicaid and Affordable Care Act insurer, shut down its patient portal recently in response to a security flaw that exposed patient medical claims data without requiring authentication, according to security researcher Brian Krebs. Krebs was first made aware of the security flaw in April through an anonymous tip, which could allow any Molina patient...