The ruling to dismiss the FTC's data security case against medical lab LabMD will result in FTC staff more carefully vetting the enforcement cases the agency pursues against all other companies in the future, predicts former FTC attorney Reed Freeman.
In the wake of the Paris attacks, cybersecurity expert Brian Honan argues that now is not the time to make snap public policy decisions that attempt to promote or restrict either cryptography or surveillance.
The terrorist attacks in Paris likely would have occurred even if intelligence and law enforcement agencies could have broken encryption Islamic State attackers used in their communications to plan the assault that killed at least 129 people.
As the Department of Health and Human Services gears up for its second round of HIPAA compliance audits, the focus will shift to using these audits for potential enforcement actions, including financial settlements, predicts attorney Anna Spencer.
Because hackers often find a way to stick around or repeat their network intrusions after remediation efforts are completed, organizations need to ramp up their "continuous detection" efforts, says security expert Wendi Whitmore of CrowdStrike.
Banks need to prepare for many more massive cyberattacks along the lines of the sophisticated campaign that hit JPMorgan Chase and other financial services organizations, says Javelin Strategy & Research's Al Pascual, who offers risk management insights.
An upcoming Verizon report on health data breaches illustrates that the data is at risk at organizations outside of the healthcare sector, and not just at hospitals, clinics, insurers and their business associates, says security expert Suzanne Widup of Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015, which the Senate recently passed, contains detailed provisions designed to help the healthcare sector fight cyberattacks, explains Samantha Burch of HIMSS, who offers an analysis.
Developing a successful information security career requires excellent technical acumen as well as the ability to understand the impact that security policies have on people, says Gurdeep Kaur, a chief security architect at AIG.
Tinba, which has been linked to attacks in the U.S., Canada and Europe, is now targeting bank accounts in Russia, according to a new report from Dell SecureWorks. Researcher Brett Stone-Gross tells why Tinba is unusual and can be tough to detect.
Now that it has issued a 10-year roadmap for secure, interoperable health information exchange, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has a number of privacy-related projects planned for 2016, says Lucia Savage, ONC's chief privacy officer. She spells those out in this in-depth interview.
A quiet life in retirement? Not for Art Coviello, former executive chairman of RSA. He's just joined the boards of two new security ventures, Bugcrowd and Cylance, and he's got big ideas for how to influence the 2016 cybersecurity agenda.
Many CEOs and boards of directors are failing their companies by not truly understanding their cybersecurity risks, says Steve Durbin of the Information Security Forum. He stresses that senior leaders must ensure their organizations provide adequate funding to manage risks.
Overcoming misperceptions about the HIPAA Privacy Rule will prove vital to achieving nationwide, secure health data exchange, says attorney Jodi Daniel, who until recently helped develop federal policy.