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  • Beacon Health Is Latest Hacker Victim

    Phishing Leads to Email Compromise, Exposing PHI Beacon Health Is Latest Hacker Victim

    Another large hacker attack has been revealed in the healthcare sector. But unlike three recent big cyber-attacks, which targeted health insurers, this latest breach hit a healthcare provider organization. Experts weigh in on mitigation steps. Read more...

  • Researcher on Medical Device Flaws

    Rios Explains Infusion Pump Vulnerabilities that Led to Alerts Researcher on Medical Device Flaws
    Billy Rios

    In an exclusive interview, independent security researcher Billy Rios describes security vulnerabilities that he discovered last year in medical infusion pumps, which led two federal agencies to issue recent warnings. Read more...

  • Hack Attacks: Not Just Insurers at Risk

    Analysts Ponder Who Could Be Targeted Next Hack Attacks: Not Just Insurers at Risk

    Although the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield breach is the third major hacker attack against a health insurer revealed in recent months, experts warn that other organizations, including health information exchanges, could be targeted next. Read more...

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Hacked

    Insurer Says Intrusion Resulted in Breach Impacting 1.1 Million CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Hacked

    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is the latest health insurer to be targeted by a sophisticated hacking attack. It recently discovered that an intrusion into a database in June 2014 resulted in a breach affecting 1.1 million individuals. Read more...

  • Is FDA Device Alert Tip of Iceberg?

    Why More Cybersecurity Warnings Could Be Coming Is FDA  Device Alert Tip of Iceberg?

    A Food and Drug Administration warning regarding security vulnerabilities found in certain infusion pumps of one vendor will likely be followed by cybersecurity alerts about flaws in medical devices from other manufacturers. Read more...

  • Interview

    Warning: Security Alert Overload

    Expert Says Warnings and Alert Messages Are Failing Us By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Warning: Security Alert Overload

    Vendors' and software makers' over-reliance on security messages and warnings has left users habituated to them, thus rendering such alerts less effective or even worthless, warns cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.

  • Blog

    How VA Keeps Medical Devices 'Clean'

    CIO Offers Best Practices for Securing Devices By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    How VA Keeps Medical Devices 'Clean'

    In the wake of recent alerts about infusion pump security vulnerabilities, now's a good time for all healthcare organizations to reassess their basic practices for keeping medical devices secure and safe. Check out what the VA is doing.

  • Article

    IRS: 100,000 Taxpayer Accounts Breached

    Stolen PII Helped Hackers Evade Authentication Defenses By Eric Chabrow
    IRS: 100,000 Taxpayer Accounts Breached

    Using personal information gained from third-party sources to circumvent authentication protections, hackers breached 100,000 accounts of taxpayers who had used the IRS's "Get Transcript" application, which has been temporarily shuttered.

  • Blog

    The Internet of Buggy Things

    It's Time to Patch or Pitch Vulnerable Devices By Mathew Schwartz
    The Internet of Buggy Things

    It's no surprise that virus-wielding hackers are exploiting Internet of Things devices. Blame too many device manufacturers rushing products to market, skimping on secure development practices and failing to audit the third-party code they use.

  • Article

    Senate Delays NSA Bulk Collection Vote

    Will Reconvene May 31 to Decide Whether to Scrap Program By Howard Anderson
    Senate Delays NSA Bulk Collection Vote

    The U.S. Senate has delayed until May 31 a decision on whether to follow the House and approve a proposal to scrap the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' telephone metadata.

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