MNsure's data breach must be taken seriously

  • Article by: Editorial Board , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 18, 2013 - 7:44 PM

Data breach demands scrutiny, improvements.

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elmore1Sep. 19, 13 4:16 AM

Good article by the Board. This is one of the problems with Minnesota building their own system. Most big companies have very secure networks and sophisticated software that "sniffs" personal and sensitive data and flags it prior to sending and even sends reports to mgmt. Hope they quickly beef up their systems.

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supervon2Sep. 19, 13 6:28 AM

I think that we should publish the bank accounts, ssn's and birth dates of all those for voted for it and see if they take note. That might make them more cautious. Oh, heck. Throw in their driver license numbers while you're at it.

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jayman1816Sep. 19, 13 7:12 AM

I think it should be noted that the StarTribune will run interference for anything that goes wrong in this government boondoggle.

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dschachenmeyerSep. 19, 1311:22 AM

Gov. Dayton's "Oh well. These things happen." response to the data breach is deeply concerning. When private companies have data breaches such as this, there are remedies and penalties such as government fines, lawsuits, and customers taking their business elsewhere. But when the government is the source of the breach, where are the penalties and accountability?

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dakmarknetSep. 19, 1311:31 AM

elmore1 - You have got to be kidding!

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dakmarknetSep. 19, 1311:33 AM

dschachenmeyer - Seriously? You don't think those people have not yet been notified? Come on!

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dschachenmeyerSep. 19, 1312:30 PM

"dschachenmeyer - Seriously? You don't think those people have not yet been notified?" --- I never said they hadn't been notified. I'm sure they have been notified. That wasn't my point. I asked what penalties would the government suffer because of the breach and what accountability would there be. Who fines the government when they commit HIPPA violations? Did the government employee who committed the error lose their job? Are any security polices being changed? These are valid questions given that Dayton implied this was no big deal.

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cgaukelSep. 19, 13 1:04 PM

I'm concerned that the email environment the delivered the confidential email was not equipped with a product or service call a "Data Loss Prevention" system. Without a data safeguard against the unauthorized and insecure movement and storage of PCI data, The same error will happen again. The Question about data loss prevention systems. Are the protecting the email environment? Are they scanning common drives for PCI data? Do they regularly scan employee computers for SSN numbers(a clue of bad data storage practices).

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dflleftSep. 19, 13 1:11 PM

I PERSONALLY KNOW an Insurance agent who called Tuesday to see if he is one of the 2400 whose info was leaked...the lady at MN Sure said she didn't know, couldn't tell him and that he should wait for a letter or an email.

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noobamafanSep. 19, 13 1:59 PM

This whole ACA is a JOKE! This very same newspaper ran an news piece this early spring telling us how MN Care and Medical Assistance had paid out over $550 MILLION for care for people that they had NO idea even qualified. Nope, sorry tax payers we just somehow forget to check! Are you kidding me? Where is my $550 million? Hello? I have asked this before and NEVER get answer! Who is going to be on the hook for the $550 MIllION? As a tax payer I can tell you I want MY MONEY BACK! This too will turn into a yet another dog and pony show! Hello? MY money? I'm waiting!

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