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States Seen As Lax on Database Security

An overwhelming majority of states have failed to require insurance companies to protect their computerized data from hacking and other attacks, according to a study that raises questions about how aggressively states are tackling cybersecurity overall. Only 14 states, including Virginia, comply with federal mandates to help ensure the protection of computer systems that hold confidential information about millions of people, the study found. Maryland and 20 other states have no such policies even under discussion, while 15 states and the District have pending regulations. The results were similar to those reached by the General Accounting Office last year. The study does not claim that insurance companies’ data are insecure. Rather, the survey shows that most states are not monitoring and evaluating whether the industry’s cybersecurity efforts are sufficient. Full Story

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