The cyber attack on Medicare prescription drug plan vendor SCAN Health Plan affecting 87,000 beneficiaries raises questions about how the organization didn’t know that its data was compromised for four months after its systems were breached.

The answer is not a simple one, says Dana Simberkoff, chief compliance and risk officer at AvePoint, a vendor of onsite, cloud-hosted and software security services. “I would love to say they are in the minority, but we know that’s not the case,” Simberkoff adds.

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