Four years ago, federal regulators started sending a message to healthcare entities about the need to give patients timely access to their health records. Insurer UnitedHealthcare, the 45th firm penalized for potential "right to access" violations, agreed to an $80,000 fine and corrective action.
File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) is a technology that monitors for changes in files that may indicate a cyberattack. In many organizations, however, FIM mostly means noise: too many changes, no context around these changes, and little insight into whether a detected change actually poses a risk.
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Spoiler alert: In 2022, audits found open source in 100% of our customer engagements.
Since open source usages are now so pervasive, companies are increasingly concerned about the security of applications built on the foundation of open source components. Consequently, open source security and license compliance...
The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) entered effect on Jan 1, 2023. The opt-out of sale and share requirement under the CPRA mandates business to have a clear “Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information” link, allowing customers to exercise their right to opt-out while providing them with a CPRA-specific...
Ninety-four percent of recent survey respondents are concerned that TLS 1.3 will break their existing security controls. With the ever-expanding amount of encrypted network traffic mandated, it’s important to understand how to balance user and customer privacy with security controls. Join experts from Cisco Security...
Too often when software developers change jobs, they take source code they've written with them, feeling the code belongs to them even if it belongs to an employer. Code42's Joe Payne shares the challenges of detecting source code theft and ways to protect intellectual property wherever it resides.
Organizations that work with or within the healthcare industry need to prioritize and manage security and privacy-related risk and compliance programs. As the global standard for safeguarding information, HITRUST delivers a scalable, prescriptive, and certifiable framework that enables organizations to demonstrate...
A government watchdog is urging NASA to make multiple improvements to its cybersecurity and risk management policies to counter threats to the space agency's network, infrastructure and data. NASA, in turn, is working toward making some security improvements outlined by the GAO by the end of this year.
The BeyondTrust Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report, produced annually, analyzes the
data from security bulletins issued by Microsoft throughout the previous year. Every
Tuesday, Microsoft releases fixes for all vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft products,
and this report compiles these releases into a year-long...
Ahead of the release of Edward Snowden's memoirs chronicling his decision to bring illegal "big data" domestic U.S. surveillance programs to light, a former NSA intelligence specialist points out that the U.S. still lacks a whistleblowing law to protect intelligence workers who spot illegal activity.
Cybercriminals are "upping their game" by stealing and then auctioning off on the dark web administrative access credentials to healthcare organizations' clinician and patient portals, says Etay Maor of IntSights.
Many organizations use Active Directory as their domain network management tool of choice. But security experts warn that without locking down and regularly auditing AD, the ease of use that it provides to network administrators can also be tapped by hackers. Start here for essential defenses.
Warning: Attackers are abusing poorly secured and managed implementations of Microsoft Windows Active Directory to hack organizations and distribute ransomware. Fewer old operating systems and greater Active Directory security knowledge are helping mitigate the threat. But experts say more must be done.
A security researcher found an unsecured database belonging to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China that contained 8.4 TB of email metadata. While it's not clear if anyone accessed the data, an attacker could have seen all email being sent or received by a specific person.