Recent ransomware attacks on healthcare entities have been a major security wake-up call, says Rod Piechowski, senior director of health information systems at of HIMSS, who explains what action is needed.
More than 95,000 servers that run the open source Memcached utiltity appear to remain vulnerable to being abused to launch massive DDoS attacks, with one such attack reaching a record 1.7 terabits per second. Here's how organizations and IT administrators must respond.
More healthcare organizations are "decoupling" their HIPAA compliance efforts from their cybersecurity initiatives, a sign that the sector is maturing, says security expert Axel Wirth, discussing findings of a new study by HIMSS Analytics and Symantec.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued an unequivocal promise about the extradition potential for 13 Russian nationals accused of working for a Kremlin-backed troll factory: "Never." It's unclear how the U.S. might best battle Russia's influence operations.
The attorney general of Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit against Uber for allegedly violating the state's mandatory breach notification law. It's the latest in a long string of legal and regulatory repercussions Uber is facing after waiting more than a year to disclose a serious breach.
Bringing identity and access management to the next level and investigating the potential that blockchain offers to improve the management of device IDs are among the priority security projects at Sentara Healthcare, an integrated delivery system serving Virginia and North Carolina, says CISO Daniel Bowden.
Based on the feedback it received, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will consider making tweaks to its proposed Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, including provisions related to privacy and security, says ONC's Genevieve Morris.
HHS Office for Civil Rights Director Roger Severino told an audience at the HIMSS18 conference Tuesday that there will be "no slowdown" in the agency's HIPAA enforcement efforts. But he told ISMG following the presentation that there will be no phase 3 for HIPAA compliance audits.
In a groundbreaking prosecution, two individuals in Ukraine have been sentenced for running extortion campaigns that disrupted international victims' websites with massive DDoS attacks unless they paid bitcoin ransoms of up to $10,000.
Anyone who dined out at one of 166 Applebee's restaurants in 15 states may have had their payment card details compromised by point-of-sale malware infections that began in November 2017, RMH Franchise Holdings warns.
To keep up with the ever-evolving cyberthreat landscape, healthcare organizations must combine basic security principles with advanced technologies, Kristopher Kusche, CISO at Albany Medical Center, says in an interview at the HIMSS18 conference.
When working with cloud service providers, healthcare organizations must take responsibility for security practices rather than relying on the vendor, says Sonia Arista, a security consultant who formerly was CISO at Tufts Medical Center. She's a featured speaker at the HIMSS18 conference.