The Department of Health and Human Services is making progress in building its new team to lead IT-related efforts, including addressing health data privacy and security matters. Among the appointments: Donald Rucker, M.D., is the new national coordinator for health IT.
A Government Accountability Office audit suggests a lack of guidelines led the Office of Personnel Management to provide duplicate identity protection services to about 3.6 million individuals victimized by two 2015 data breaches.
The FCC is warning that a scam focuses on tricking people into saying the word "yes" on the phone, which fraudsters record and later reuse as a voice signature in an attempt to make fraudulent charges on utility or credit card accounts.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: A breakdown of testimony presented at a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Russia's attempt to influence the U.S. presidential election. Also, remembering Trend Micro Chief Technology Officer Raimund Genes.
More than 60,000 servers running Microsoft's out-of-support IIS 6.0 server software may be vulnerable to a newly revealed zero-day exploit. No patch will be produced, but a workaround can blunt an attack.
Brexit is off to a messy start, with Britain making law enforcement intelligence sharing - including Europol and European Cybercrime Center participation - a bargaining chip in its EU divorce proceedings. Some European officials have slammed the move as blackmail.
What's in store for health data privacy and security initiatives in the Trump administration, now that a new leader for the HHS Office for Civil Rights, which enforces HIPAA, has been selected? Healthcare attorney Kirk Nahra, a regulatory expert, offers an assessment.
The FBI recently warned that hackers are targeting FTP servers run by healthcare organizations in order to obtain medical records. New statistics show more than 750,000 FTP servers can be accessed anonymously worldwide.
Recent settlements between New York State's attorney general office and three mobile app vendors for misleading privacy and marketing practices could have implications for other developers, especially if other states follow suit with their own enforcement actions, some legal experts say.
The former Smart Card Alliance industry group has expanded its mission to include IoT, mobility and other emerging technologies. And it has a new name, too: Secure Technology Alliance. Executive Director Randy Vanderhoof explains the move.
Following the Westminster attack in London, Britain's home secretary scapegoated social networks and end-to-end encryption communications. Is it possible her government has a messy domestic political issue that it's trying to avoid discussing?
Republican-backed legislation is a presidential signature away from dismantling a Federal Communications Commission regulation to require internet service providers to ask permission before selling customers' private information to advertisers.
The FBI is warning healthcare sector entities to step up securing their file transfer protocol servers in the wake of cybercriminals stepping up their attacks. The alert is similar to an earlier FTC related warning from another government agency.