Using "synthetic identities" to commit fraud is becoming easier, but it's increasingly difficult for organizations to detect this type of deception, says Claudel Chery of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
Rather than waiting until they're a breach victim, organizations should reach out to law enforcement officials to develop a good working relationship in battling cybercrimes, federal prosecutor Erez Liebermann says.
Organizations must develop a "defensible response" to data breaches and fraud incidents because of the likelihood of a regulatory investigation or legal action, says attorney Kim Peretti, a former Department of Justice cybercrime prosecutor.
IT security leaders need to develop a strong, holistic security and risk management strategy as they implement advanced, strategic technical capabilities, IBM's David Jarvis says in analyzing new survey results.
The average insider scheme lasts 32 months before it's detected, says threat researcher Jason Clark, who suggests using a combination of the right technologies and the right processes is the key to improving detection.
Although the enforcement date for the HIPAA Omnibus Rule was Sept. 23, compliance is an ongoing project, and educating smaller business associates is a continuing challenge, says Jeff Cobb, CISO at Capella Healthcare.
Attorney Maureen Ruane, who has prosecuted dozens of healthcare fraud cases, explains how the rollout of electronic health record systems at hospitals and clinics is creating new potential opportunities for fraud.
Mary Galligan, the just-retired head of the FBI's New York cyber unit, says the federal government can do more to help businesses take all the right steps to protect sensitive information and prevent breaches.
Bill Stewart, a privacy and security expert at medical device manufacturer Philips Healthcare, offers an explanation of when hospitals should apply software patches to devices on their own and when they should work with the supplier.
Nations' policies for mitigating cyberthreats can conflict with efforts to promote cyber-enabled global trade, cautions Allan Friedman, research director of the Brookings Institution's Center for Technology Innovation.
To mark his induction into the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame, Purdue University Computer Science Professor Eugene Spafford offers insights on key challenges, including overcoming senior executives' misperceptions about key issues.
Knowledge-based authentication is no longer reliable, says fraud expert Avivah Litan, an analyst at Gartner. She explains why so-called behavioral authentication is the only reliable way to verify users.