As cyberthreats to medical research on COVID-19 - and other intellectual property - grow, organzations must take critical steps to prevent the theft of their "innovation capital," says Russell Koste, chief security officer of Alexion Pharmaceuticals.
The American Medical Association has issued a set of privacy principles for health data that it hopes Congress and regulators will keep in mind as they prepare legislation and regulations. In an interview, AMA Board Chair Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., describes the recommendations.
Healthcare organizations need to diligently assess whether a security incident involving patient information truly qualifies as a reportable breach under HIPAA to avoid needlessly reporting it to federal regulators, says regulatory attorney Helen Oscislawski.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features Retired General Keith Alexander, former NSA director, discussing the long-term security implications of the shift to working from home. Also: an update on ransomware gangs leaking data and an analysis of using open source code for app development.
"Risk acceptance" was the operative term as organizations quickly deployed remote workforces in response to the global crisis. But now, as this deployment becomes a long-term option, enterprises need to take a future-focused view toward identity, cloud, and the attack surface. Forcepoint's Homayun Yaqub offers tips.
Besides hospitals and academic institutions, dozens of nonprofits, including nongovernmental organizations - or NGOs - around the world must protect their COVID-19 research and related activities from those seeking to steal data or disrupt their operations, says cyber risk management expert Stanley Mierzwa.
DevSecOps is in its "awkward teenage years," says Matthew Rose of Checkmarx. But with new tooling and automation - particularly application security testing tools - he sees the practice maturing quickly and delivering improved outcomes.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses securing RDP to prevent ransomware attacks. Also featured: A look at three likely scenarios for the COVID19 pandemic, and an analysis of why we're still using PINs for certain card payments.
To keep up with security issues raised by the transition to a much larger remote workforce and expanded telehealth services during the COVID-19 crisis, healthcare entities should "streamline" their approach to risk management, says Dustin Hutchison of the security consultancy Pondurance.
As manufacturers - including companies such as automakers that do not typically produce healthcare devices - race to help fill medical equipment shortages during the COVID-19 crisis, steps must be taken to ensure adequate security testing, says Fairuz Rafique of cybersecurity services firm EmberSec.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the many challenges involved in developing and implementing contact-tracing apps to help in the battle against COVID-19. Also featured: A discussion of emerging privacy issues and a report on why account takeover fraud losses are growing.
With more employees working remotely and a much heavier demand for telehealth services, entities need to consider extra, accelerated steps in keeping data and systems secure, says Martin Littmann, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic CISO, and Stephen Moore, a former security leader at Anthem.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the rising costs of ransomware attacks and the latest victims. Also featured: An assessment of Australia's new contact-tracing app designed to help battle the spread of COVID-19, and a discussion of applying the "zero trust" model to the remote workforce.
Because it's inevitable that some attackers will get around defenses, Kettering Health Network added an extra layer of endpoint security to help mitigate the risks posed by ransomware and other cyberthreats, says Michael Berry, director of information security. He describes what's unusual about the approach.