Adam Solander Quoted in “Anthem Hack Ripples Throughout an Industry Forewarned of Cybersecurity Gaps”


Adam C. Solander, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in AISHealth, in “Anthem Hack Ripples Throughout an Industry Forewarned of Cybersecurity Gaps,” by Patrick Connole. (Read the full article - registration required.)

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This type of attack “keeps me up at night,” Adam Solander, a member of the law firm Epstein Becker & Green, PC, in Washington, D.C., tells HPW. The constant probing of a person working for a company in the hacker’s crosshairs shines a light on the fact “that from a tech perspective, the weak link is always going to be people. Social engineering is amazingly sophisticated. The way information is extracted is more like what con artists do,” he says. …

There are many issues swirling around the Anthem case — like should employers in the group space take part in guiding affected employees through the hack aftermath, what exactly did the hackers steal and do HIPAA laws need more teeth to mandate data encryption? But one key question is the legal ramifications. Though class-actions suits were filed fast and furious in at least four states, led by California and Alabama, Solander says most of these types of legal actions don’t get too far.