Several recent data breaches involving email mishaps serve as a reminder of precautions that healthcare entities must take with protected health information contained in digital communications that are sent or received by their organizations.
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.
A messy legal saga between the FTC and LabMD, related to a data security dispute, appears closer to ending with a significant win for the medical testing lab. What comes next in this hotly-contested case?
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.
In the wake of massive health data breaches, four U.S. Senators are demanding that the Department of Health and Human Services provide details about how it tracks medical ID theft and fraud and assists victims. But is HHS positioned to address the issues?
A data breach potentially affecting 16,000 patients at a group of Texas pediatric clinics spotlights the challenges in preventing and detecting breaches involving insiders who are authorized to access records.
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.
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.
Cable TV provider Cox Communications will pay a fine and implement a seven-year monitoring program to settle an FCC complaint after suffering a 2014 breach at the hands of a Lizard Squad hacker. Find out the size of the FCC's latest breach-related penalty.
Hartford Hospital and its business associate, EMC Corp., have agreed to pay a fine as part of a health data breach settlement with Connecticut's attorney general. Learn about the size of the financial penalty and other settlement details.
The group of hackers who recently claimed to have hacked the CIA director's personal email account now says it has breached an FBI information-sharing portal. So far, the group has released contact information for about 2,400 law enforcement users.