Revelation of 321 attempts to place ransomware on federal government computers in the second half of last year raises a number of questions about the effectiveness of the Einstein intrusion detection and prevention system as well as how the government responds to such attacks.
Federal regulators have issued new guidance urging healthcare organizations and business associates to bolster their cyberattack defenses. The advice comes after a string of recent high-profile attacks on hospitals.
Security experts worldwide are sorting through the implications of the so-called "Panama Papers" leak, involving 11.5 million records. The documents highlight an elaborate web of offshore holdings that everyone from heads of state to celebrities and fraudsters have allegedly used to hide billions of dollars.
A new coalition of leaders from government, industry and privacy advocacy groups hopes to help provide a framework for reaching a consensus on how to use IT to ensure society's security while protecting individuals' privacy, says Art Coviello, an organizer of the new Digital Equilibrium Project.
A new alert from the Department of Homeland Security regarding more than 1,400 software vulnerabilities in an older line of systems used to dispense medical supplies at hospitals spotlights the challenges involved in securing legacy equipment, including medical devices.
At least seven class action lawsuits have been filed against 21st Century Oncology, a cancer center chain that recently reported a hacker attack that compromised the data of 2.2 million individuals. But those filing the suits have an uphill climb, some legal experts say, based on the outcomes of similar cases.
Many organizations both misunderstand and underestimate the power and scale of today's DDoS attacks, says Darren Anstee of Arbor Networks. And these lapses may be negatively impacting enterprises' DDoS defense.
David Finn, a former healthcare CIO, says he agreed to join a new Department of Health and Human Services cybersecurity task force because he supports its mission of involving representatives of all healthcare sectors in the effort to tackle challenges. In this interview, he outlines key security issues.
The recent surge in ransomware attacks on hospitals has at least one member of Congress contemplating whether HIPAA's breach notification requirements need to be clarified or updated to reflect the trend.
A new report, Threat Horizons 2018, from the Information Security Forum paints a fairly pessimistic picture of enterprises' ability to protect their IT from cybercriminals over the next two years. In an interview, ISF's Steve Durbin discusses what organizations can do to mitigate cyberthreats.
The landscape, as it relates to security has certainly changed since my first HIMSS Conference in 2008. I recall walking the exhibit hall discussing multi-factor authentication and identity management only to receive blank stares or interesting comments from prospective partners and customers. I heard, "we use...
Will the Fed support the use of cryptocurrency and related blockchain technology to help push the movement to faster payments? Experts at ISMG's Fraud and Data Breach Prevention Summit in San Francisco last week considered the possibilities.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions, which regularly assists clients in responding to their data breaches, admits it's suffered its own breach. The breach of contact information reportedly affected 1.5 million business customers, who now face greater risk of phishing attacks.
Despite the recent move to put the FBI-obtained court order against Apple on hold, the crypto debate is far from over, said a panel of law enforcement, legal and industry experts at Information Security Media Group's Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in San Francisco.