Anyone who’s ever been involved in any form of litigation or legal disputes knows that the law is a vast, rocky terrain that costs valuable time and money. Now, imagine a mitigation case involving millions of individual’s confidential information. That is not some made up bad dream scenario, it is a reality of the modern digital age. Due to the heavy integration of digital technology, healthcare facilities, hospitals, corporation, and organizations have all incorporated electronic data storage systems.

Of the major industries, the healthcare and medical industry has been breached the most. It is estimated that in the U.S alone there were an estimated 783 total data breaches, an approximate 30 percent increase from 2013. To no surprise the medical and healthcare field accounted for about 40 percent of all data breaches in 2014. The information provided only does not account for the unreported breaches. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) only documents data breaches that affect 500 or more individuals. The most common form of data storage breaches have been due to negligent employee misplacement of USB flash drives or stolen laptops containing millions of confidential documents. Such tragic events lead to institutions having to face heavy lawsuits and reprimand their actions of putting their patients at risk. In addition, the patient may also require a lawyer to take legal action and to mitigate against the results of identity theft.

In the recent case, Baum v. Keystone Mercy Health Plan, which took place earlier this year, Keystone Mercy Health Plan and AmeriHealth Mercy Health Plan dealt with heavy mitigation issues when they were sued by a patient’s father for “negligence” when a company employee lost an unsecured USB flash drive containing thousands of patients’ health information. By chance Keystone Mercy Health Plan and AmeriHealth Mercy Health Plan were eventually cleared of any charges of carelessness. However, the long mitigation process of clearing their company’s name was costly, and was substantial enough of a case to damage their reputation. With the trend of data breaches drastically increasing the need for secure data storage solution is imperative, luckily Kanguru offers a solution with these problems in mind.

Kanguru Solutions offers encrypted protection products that meet healthcare regulatory requirements (HHS and HIPAA). This includes the Defender® secure USB flash drives, external hard drive, and disk duplication systems. All Kanguru products have optimal data encryption features that enable your healthcare facility or organization the confidence of knowing your treasured patient’s information is secure. There is Kanguru products that fits the need of any medical facility.

Should your HealthCare organization need a secure USB Stick to prevent hacking, Kanguru offers the Kanguru SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Flash Drive with Secure Firmware with features that include:

  • Digitally Signed Trusted Secure Firmware (RSA-2048 Bit)

  • SuperSpeed USB3.0 (Maintains Compatibility with USB2.0)

  • Physical Write-Protect Switch

  • Windows “Ready Boost” Compatible

  • High-Strength Aluminum Design

  • Custom Engraving Available

The secure firmware feature protects against “BadUSB” a black hat technique that through hacking a USB can tamper with a webcam, computer mouse, keyboard, and more delivering unwanted malware.

Might a USB drive be stolen, no worries Kanguru Solutions has the answer. The Kanguru Remote Management Console (KRMC) feature offered in a variety of products that mitigates the risk with features including:

  • Devices can be wiped out “immediately” by the company’s data storage manager.

  • USB drives can be restricted from operating at unfamiliar IP addresses.

  • Limit the number of attempted log attempts.

  • Set up online and offline permissions.

  • Manage and adjust password.


Considering the detrimental and time consuming cost of going to court over mishandled data, it is no surprise more and more Healthcare organizations trust Kanguru Solutions for their data storage needs. Avoid the harsh court fees, costly appeal fees, and the horrid public relations issues that come with lengthy mitigation by switching to the best in encrypted data protection. Avoid the detriment of being another number of the long list of historic data breaches. There are plenty of cautionary tales out there of elite companies taking major hits after years tied up in a class action law suit over stolen data. Maintain your prestigious credibility and save your organization’s bottom line.

Kanguru is a global leader in providing secure portable storage solutions, providing enterprises, organizations and consumers with the best in easy-to-use, secure IT products and data storage. For more information on Kanguru, please visit www.kanguru.com.


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Written by Kanguru Solutions — July 01, 2015

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