HHS’ breach portal, often referred to as the “Wall of Shame” is a place no organization wants to end up. Up and running since 2009, the breach portal satisfies a congress mandate for the public to have access to breach information.
The wall shows the organization’s name, state, the type of covered entity (i.e., healthcare provider or business associate), how many individuals were affected, the type of breach (i.e. hacking, theft), when the breach was reported, as well as the location of the breached information (i.e. email, paper, films, network server).