Health insurer Anthem Inc., still dealing with the aftermath of a 2015 cyberattack that impacted nearly 79 million individuals, now is coping with another - albeit smaller - breach incident. This one involves a business associate's former employee who's currently incarcerated.
A federal court has ordered the deportation of a Venezuelan citizen who is the second person to plead guilty for their role in a conspiracy to commit more than $2 million of tax fraud using identities stolen by hackers from a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employee database.
Remote access has been a concern since the dial-up days of the internet's infancy. But ubiquitous connectivity only increases enterprise security concerns, says Bomgar's Sam Elliott, who outlines six steps to secure remote access.
HHS has made changes to a website widely referred to as the "wall of shame" that lists major health data breaches. The changes came after some members of Congress complained that the website unfairly exposes breached organizations to endless public scrutiny.
The ISMG Security Report leads with an analysis of when it would be appropriate for the United States and Russia to engage in cybersecurity negotiations. Also, how NotPetya malware attack victims continue to struggle weeks later.
Inappropriate access to electronic patient records by a clerk for 14 years at a state-run psychiatric facility in Massachusetts shows just how difficult it can be to detect and prevent long-term breaches involving insiders.
Sweden is grappling with the fallout from a data breach that occurred two years ago and the scope of which has only recently trickled out. It resulted in the prosecution of the former head of the Transport Agency and deep questions over an outsourcing arrangement with IBM.
A simple Google search provides attackers with the how-to on where to find and purchase a phishing kit. This allows both sophisticated criminal organizations and the new, or "wannabe hackers," the same advantage when it comes to phishing attacks.
With such a large amount of attacks from a variety of sources...
A deep dive into the takedowns of AlphaBay and Hansa, and their impact on the secretive illicit darknet marketplace, leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, a puzzling breach at Ricoh Australia.
Ricoh's Australia office has notified banks, government agencies, universities and many large businesses about a curious data breach that, in some cases, exposed login credentials for its multifunction devices.
Many security leaders argue over whether their incident response posture needs to be proactive or reactive. But Rsam CISO Bryan Timmerman says it isn't either or - that organizations need both. Here's why.
"If you've got an incident response program that's been around for years, then it's probably based on...
Traditionally in cybersecurity, technology is the central focus. Adversaries act; security controls respond. But Richard Ford of Forcepoint says it is time to change the dynamic with a shift to human-centered security.
The traditional, tech-centric approach cedes too much control to the attackers, says Ford, Chief...
Malware attacks are increasing, including ransomware like CryptoLocker, Locky, and zCrypt.
Businesses know it's essential to protect PCs from malicious programs, but many don't realize the value of server-level protection until the damage is done. Server-level protection from viruses and malware is essential, and...
Give the right users access to the right resources at the right times and for the right purposes.
Two-thirds of businesses have experienced data theft or corruption that originated within their organizations. But insider threats are difficult to control because your IBM i users need at least some level of access to...
Drawing participants from healthcare, communication, transportation, finance, and many other industries, the 2017 State of IBM i Security Study analyzed 332 servers.
Now in its 14th year, the study provides compelling insight into security weaknesses affecting many IBM i systems. Some of the most dangerous defects...