In today's environment, federal and state regulators come at breached companies from all angles, with requests for investigative information, breach response plans and fines. Attorney Deborah Gersh explains why so many agencies stake their claims in breach response.
Granular patient consent policies - adopted despite HIPAA allowing certain data to be shared without explicit patient consent - can lead to less data being exchanged by healthcare entities, says researcher Julia Adler Milstein of the University of Michigan, who describes results of a new study.
Obviously, ransomware attackers have no scruples. But the latest attacks go to even further extremes, channeling everything from Hitler to cats, as attackers hone their attempts to shake down Windows and Android users alike.
To facilitate faster decision-making, better cost control and increased transparency, many organizations now task a single executive to oversee all security, privacy and risk functions, says ADP's Roland Cloutier.
The legal obstacles to achieving the goal of national health information exchange can be overcome, attorney Valita Fredland, the new privacy officer of the Indiana Health Information Exchange, contends in this interview.
The FBI is investigating the compromise of the DNC and related party organizations. The big question is whether the FBI will be able to definitively attribute the various hacks to Russia. Former special agent Leo Taddeo offers investigatory insights.
Unlike other malware, ransomware practically screams and shouts at victims, and that distinct behavior holds promise for helping to better detect and block ransomware infections, according to Northeastern University security researchers.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management - besmirched by a 2015 breach that exposed the personal information of 21.5 million individuals - turns to the military for its new chief information officer. He's DoD Principal Deputy CIO David DeVries.
New Food and Drug Administration draft guidance aims to alleviate a common topic of confusion in the healthcare sector: whether medical device makers need to submit for FDA review product modifications affecting cybersecurity.
A report on FBI Director James Comey seeking to reopen the debate over creating for law enforcement a bypass to encryption on mobile devices is among the stories featured in the latest ISMG Security Report.
Do you have $100,000 burning a hole in your pocket and an abiding love of bitcoins? If so, then the U.S. Marshals Service has an offer you can't refuse: Bid on bitcoins seized in some high-profile investigations, including the Silk Road takedown.
A former Fla. hospital worker has been sentenced to federal prison in a case involving criminal HIPAA violations and tax fraud. Although the prosecution of HIPAA-related crimes are still rare, some experts say such cases could be on the rise.