Two hacking incidents involving vendors providing important IT-related and other services to dozens of covered entity clients are among the latest breaches affecting hundreds of thousands of individuals' data and show how mounting reliance on third parties creates increased risk to patient data.
As CISO of Edward-Elmhurst Health, Shefali Mookencherry consistently works at the intersection of cybersecurity and privacy. "Privacy tells us why," she says, "and security tells us how." She discusses her role and the inherent challenges it poses to her.
How many organizations fall victim to a ransomware outbreak? How many victims pay a ransom? How many victims see stolen data get leaked? A new study from the EU's cybersecurity agency ENISA offers answers, but carries major caveats due to rampant underreporting of such attacks.
Lisa Sotto of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP joins three ISMG editors to discuss important cybersecurity and privacy issues, including data breach preparedness, the evolution of LockBit 3.0 and the potential impact of the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022.
Another proposed federal class action lawsuit alleges Facebook uses its Pixel tracking tool to collect millions of individuals' sensitive health data from healthcare provider websites without patients' knowledge or consent. HIPAA prohibits the use of PHI for marketing purposes without consent.
Here's unwelcome ransomware news: When a ransomware victim chooses to pay a ransom, the average amount has increased to $228,125, reports ransomware incident response firm Coveware. On the upside, however, big-name ransomware groups are having a tougher time attracting affiliates.
Data breaches in the healthcare sector cost about $10.1 million - more than double the average cost of breaches across other industries - once again ranking the sector as having the most expensive data breaches, says Limor Kessem, principal consultant of cyber crisis management at IBM Security.
The ISMG Security Report analyzes a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, in which Uber accepts responsibility for a data breach cover-up to avoid criminal charges. It also discusses why early-stage startups are conserving cash and recent initiatives from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
The report from Israeli publisher Globes that CrowdStrike plans to spend $2 billion buying one or more Israeli cybersecurity companies sent shockwaves through the industry. Here's a look at six security startups with a large presence in Israel that could be a good fit for CrowdStrike.
A recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing by Tenet Healthcare, a major Dallas-based healthcare delivery organization, provides the latest public peek into the hefty impact a disruptive cyber incident can have on a healthcare entity's finances.
Federal regulators say credit unions should report cyber incidents within 72 hours, including those experienced by third-party vendors that process member data. Just five deposit, payment, and data processing service companies dominate the credit union market.
One Identity selected ex-LogRhythm CEO Mark Logan as its next leader and tasked him with standing the Quest subsidiary up as a stand-alone entity. The company offers identity governance, privileged access, identity management and Active Directory management solutions thanks to buying OneLogin.
Big, bad bugs - including the likes of Heartbleed, BlueKeep and Drupalgeddon - never seem to burn out. Instead, they just slowly fade away, despite the risk that attackers will successfully exploit them to steal data, seize control of systems or deploy ransomware.
Exploring new ways to offer security as a service from his organization to external customers is an exciting challenge and opportunity, says Sean Mack, CIO and CISO of publishing company Wiley. He also discusses aligning security investments with the company's biggest business risks and goals.
Getting cybersecurity right means CISOs need peer relationships with other operations executives. CISOs need board access and a handle on the company business, writes Ian Keller, director of security at a telecom company. "And then you'll wake up and realize this is not as simple as it sounds."