Although recent hacking incidents in the healthcare sector have targeted large insurers, business associates, self-insured companies and even smaller hospitals should be bracing for cyber-attacks, says Daniel Berger, CEO of the consultancy Redspin.
A House committee approved on April 15 a national data breach notification bill, but the committee chairman concedes that the legislation isn't quite ready for a vote by the full House of Representatives.
After a three-year delay, federal regulators remain tight-lipped about when the next round of HIPAA compliance audits will begin. But a variety of HIPAA-related guidance is in the works, a government official reveals at the HIMSS15 conference.
In the wake of the breaches suffered by JPMorgan Chase, Sony and Anthem, attack attribution and information sharing are playing more prominent roles for banking leaders, and they will be key discussion points at the upcoming RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco.
High-profile breaches at Home Depot, Sony and others led many to declare 2014 "The Year of the Breach." But was it really? Verizon's Bob Rudis shares insights from the 2015 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.
At an April 12 workshop during the HIMSS 2015 Conference in Chicago, security experts, including Mark Dill of the Cleveland Clinic, offer timely insights on how to improve breach prevention and response.
Islamic State sympathizers are exploiting a vulnerability in a WorldPress Content Management System plug-in to deface the websites of news outlets, businesses, religious groups and governments in the U.S. and abroad, the FBI says.
The upcoming RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco will feature sessions ripped from the headlines, reflecting the challenges security professionals face in safeguarding their organizations' systems and information.
A former respiratory therapist at an Ohio hospital has been indicted for HIPAA violations in connection with alleged inappropriate access to the records of nearly 600 patients. Such criminal cases remain relatively rare.
White Lodging Services Corp. has revealed a malware attack against point-of-sale systems at 10 of the hotels it manages, potentially exposing payment card data. The disclosure comes about a year after it confirmed a similar malware-related breach.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 2015 Conference in Chicago offers many new opportunities to learn about health data privacy and security issues, including the debut of a Cybersecurity Command Center.
AT&T, in a settlement with the FCC, agrees to pay a $25 million fine because call center employees in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines accessed private information from some 278,000 customer accounts without authorization.