In one of the largest HIPAA settlements ever, federal regulators have signed a $3.5 million settlement with a Massachusetts-based healthcare organization that reported five small health data breaches in 2012 involving lost or stolen unencrypted computing devices.
This monthly Security Agenda will highlight some of the most recent additions to our course library. This month's edition features Christiana Care's Anahi Santiago on 2018 risk management priorities. Another influencer, Lewin and Associates' Dr. Jack Lewin discusses the latest medical device security threats. This...
Federal regulators are warning healthcare entities and business associates to take action to prevent becoming the next victim of cyber extortion, such as a ransomware attack. What are the recommended steps? And what other insights do experts offer?
Fitness app and website developer Strava has landed in hot water after publishing a global heat map that shows users' workout routes in aggregate. By doing so, the firm has inadvertently revealed military installation layouts and other sensitive information.
A class action lawsuit filed against Allscripts in the wake of a ransomware attack that recently disrupted patient care at hundreds of healthcare practices will spotlight a variety of critical security and legal issues, says Steven Teppler, the plaintiffs' attorney, in this in-depth interview.
Micro-segmentation is fast becoming a foundational layer of the security architecture for today's data center and cloud computing environments. It has seen a big push by a range of vendors as well as growing recommendations from leading analyst firms such as Gartner, ESG, and the 451 Group.
The idea of using network...
As of January 1, 2018, all SWIFT customers must self-attest to their compliance with the new SWIFT Customer Security Program (CSP). The program is designed to respond to the wave of cybercrime targeting SWIFT installations that began with the Bank of Bangladesh breach back in February 2016 and has swept across the...
How much does it cost to buy cybercrime-enabling products or services? Just $5 and up, security researchers say. Law enforcement agencies warn that small-time players as well as "serious and organized" crime rings are using cybercrime as a service to make illicit profits.
The newly confirmed secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, has the potential to reset critical national healthcare priorities and policies, including those related to security and privacy. But what action will he take regarding HIPAA enforcement and other issues?
To deliver exceptional digital services, you need the ability to seamlessly welcome customers in, while keeping fraudsters out.
The solution is no longer about finding the right balance between security and convenience. It's about using security as an enabler to help you accelerate your digital...
After settling a breach lawsuit for $17.2 million, Aetna has signed another large settlement related to privacy breaches involving mailings to its health plan members. The latest settlement with the New York state attorney general's office involves two mailings last year.
Blockchain holds potential for supporting secure health data exchange, but it has limitations that organizations need to keep in mind, says Intel's David Houlding in this in-depth interview on the technology.
Data broker Equifax has released a revised count of U.K. victims of its massive 2017 data breach, now saying 860,000 residents had their personal details exposed. The data broker is offering its own fraud-monitoring services to breach victims, provided they share their personal details.
A mailing error can have huge consequences. Case in point: Aetna has agreed to a $17.2 million settlement of a class action lawsuit filed after a data breach involving HIV drug information that was visible through envelope windows on thousands of letters.