Forget attributions of the German parliament malware outbreak to Russia, or Chancellor Angela Merkel's office being "ground zero." The real takeaway is the Bundestag's apparent lack of effective defenses or a breach-response plan.
A new Obama administration cybersecurity initiative isn't placing new burdens on federal government agencies; it's aimed at getting them to comply with recommended safeguards they've failed to implement.
When it comes to health data breaches, business associates are again grabbing headlines, calling attention to the importance of scrutinizing vendors. The latest incident involves a breach that wasn't reported to a covered entity for eight months.
The investigation into the U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach has reportedly found that foreign spies may have stolen deeply personal information on up to 14 million current and former federal workers, going back three decades.
At ISMG's Healthcare Information Security Summit, a CIO and two CISOs offered insights on winning CEO support for information security spending as well as building a culture of security. Find out what they had to say.
Medical Information Engineering, which offers Web-hosted EHRs as well as personal health records, reports a hacker attack has exposed an undisclosed number of patients' health information and Social Security numbers.
A massive breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management wasn't discovered by government sleuths - or the Einstein DHS intrusion detection system - but rather during a product demo, a new report says.
In addition to providing training, healthcare organizations should consider implementing technology to help prevent user mistakes that can lead to breaches of protected health information, says Geoffrey Bibby of ZixCorp.
With regulators gearing up to begin the next phase of HIPAA compliance audits, many covered entities appear to be overconfident about passing that scrutiny, according to the results of ISMG's latest Healthcare Information Security Today survey.
Too few security systems interoperate, which makes it difficult for organizations to block or detect data breaches. But Cisco has an interoperability plan to improve the state of cybersecurity defenses, Chief Security Architect Martin Roesch says.
Kaspersky Lab has discovered a new, advanced persistent threat - inside its own networks. Dubbed Duqu 2.0, the malware has ties to Stuxnet, and was used to target Iranian nuclear negotiations, researchers say.
If you look at recent breaches, you see a common thread: If privileged identities were better managed, breach impacts would greatly lessen. Bill Mann of Centrify discusses the essentials of privileged ID management.
Organizations are getting increasingly prioritizing incident response capabilities by putting investigation firms on retainer, or creating their own internal teams, says Patrick Morley, president and CEO of Bit9 + Carbon Black.
Hackers are using medical devices as gateways to launch targeted attacks at hospitals, but there are steps organizations can take to better protect their environments, says Greg Enriquez, CEO of TrapX.