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Kirk Nahra Discusses Data Breach at UCLA Health

July 20, 2015

Kirk J. Nahra, chair of Wiley Rein’s Privacy Practice and co-chair of the Health Care Practice, was quoted by HealthcareInfoSecurity in a July 17 article about a data breach at UCLA Health that may have exposed the personal information of 4.5 million patients.

The breach is another sign “that clearly, the health care sector is under cyber-attack,” Mr. Nahra said. “People can no longer say, ‘this won’t happen to me.’ It will happen to you,” he said.

He added that organizations not only need to beef up their security controls; they also need to be on the lookout for fraud that involves stolen IDs. “If UCLA Health’s patients’ records are stolen, then other health care providers down the street should be watching out” for fraudsters using the compromised data to obtain medical services or to commit other fraud, Mr. Nahra said.

To read the article, click here.