The prospect of class action lawsuits being filed in the aftermath of a major data breach often has more impact on breached healthcare organizations than the potential for fines and enforcement actions by government regulators, says attorney Jeff Westerman of Westerman Law Corp.
Meta has reached a $725 million agreement to resolve a class action lawsuit filed over Facebook's user data-sharing practices, after data for 87 million Facebook profiles was transferred to political consultancy Cambridge Analytica in violation of the social network's policies.
Ukraine's domestic intelligence agency revealed this week that it successfully blocked more than 4,500 cyberattacks in 2022. The number of cyberattacks has tripled since last year and has grown fivefold since 2020, the domestic intelligence agency's cyber division chief says.
An Ohio software developer that attempted to use business insurance to pay for a 2019 ransomware attack was stymied by the Ohio Supreme Court. The justices unanimously decided for Owners Insurance Company against greater Dayton-based EMOI, writing that the developer didn’t experience physical loss.
Everyone knows why criminals rob banks. But since most robbers are operating remotely, which tactics are cybercriminals actually employing and how often are they successful? Too often, it seems, thanks to phishing attacks, money laundering, ATM skimmers, malware and more.
A carefully honed zero trust approach can allow healthcare entities to reduce pushback from clinicians while still "raising barriers appropriately" to prevent security incidents, says Dr. Eric Liederman, director of medical informatics and national privacy and security leader at Kaiser Permanente.
Information Security Media Group asked some of the industry's leading cybersecurity experts about the trends to watch in 2023. Responses covered a variety of emerging threats and evolving trends affecting security technologies, leadership and regulation. Here is a look at the year ahead.
She has been a CISO almost longer than there has been cybersecurity. And now Marene Allison, CISO at Johnson & Johnson, eyes retirement and her next adventures. She reflects on her career, her accomplishments and what she wishes for her successor and the next generation of cybersecurity leaders.
Recorded Future has signed an agreement with Ukraine's Ministry of Digital Transformation to help protect the county's critical infrastructure against Russian physical and cyberattacks. The company can help detect novel strains of malware and command-and-control infrastructure run by the Russians.
A salute to the career of Johnson & Johnson CISO Marene Allison leads this week's Information Security Media Group Editors' Panel, which also reviews essentials for implementing a zero trust strategy and the use of banking standards to regulate blockchain-based digital assets.
The planned merging of two health data exchange standards organizations - DirectTrust and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission - will help support healthcare sector efforts to advance secure health data exchange, says Scott Stuewe, CEO of DirectTrust.
A federal judge has denied granting a preliminary injunction against Meta to stop the firm's Pixel tracking code in healthcare websites from collecting and disseminating patient information for advertising. But the judge says he could change his mind as more details about patient privacy emerge.
The French data protection authority fined Microsoft Ireland 60 million euros for privacy and security practices relating to a Bing search engine advertising cookie. The company has three months to get the consent of the French users before further deployment of the cookie.
Unifying decision-making about privacy, security, ethics and governance poses a huge challenge from a regulatory and operational perspective, says OneTrust CEO Kabir Barday. OneTrust has created a network of 900 lawyers across 300 jurisdictions that feed intelligence into the company's platform.
In a surprise move, Britain's Information Commissioner's Office recently named names - lots of names - on the data breach front. The ICO has published detailed information about breaches of personal data, complaints and the civil investigations. Attorney Edward Machin explains the implications.